“Not That Kind of Girl” provides interesting insight


Lena Dunham is best known for being a star on the television show “Girls.” However, Dunham has also published a collection of essays into a book called “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’.”

Dunham’s essays are broken down into chapters. She covers everything from sex and dieting to family and her obsession with death.

Dunham received quite a bit of praise from most critics for her novel but mostly negative comments from the public at large. Most of the negativity stemmed from the fact that Dunham seems very self-absorbed in her writing. It is a memoir, people.

“Not That Kind of Girl” is hilarious and heart-wrenching all wrapped up in one. Dunham explores her drug addiction, when she was raped, her struggles with her weight, her childhood and also talks a lot about sex and self-pleasuring.

“Not That Kind of Girl” is not for everyone. If talking about drug use, cursing and other things of that nature make you uncomfortable, this book is not for you. However, if you are the type of person who enjoys a good laugh and is comfortable reading about everything that has happened to someone, and I do mean everything, then this book is for you.

This novel can be found in the popular reading section at the Ross Pendergraft Library.

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