Lena Dunham’s much-anticipated book, Not That Kind of Girl, comes out next Tuesday.
To celebrate the book’s release, Lena made twelve short videos, in which she answers fans’ personal questions. They’re brilliant; she comes across as intelligent, empathetic and so, so kind.
1. On dressing provocatively:
2. On being plus size:
3. On toxic friends:
4. On sleeping with bad people:
5. On being an insecure writer:
6. On dealing with OCD:
7. On bullies:
8. On having bad sex:
9. On dating someone who doesn’t make you laugh:
10. On a fear of death:
11. On jealousy:
12. On being too loud:
Will you read the book? The New York Times gave it a glowing review, and Lena, reflecting on her tumultuous past, says: “I can never be who I was…I can simply watch her with sympathy, understanding and some measure of awe. There she goes, backpack on, headed for the subway or the airport. She did her best with her eyeliner. She learned a new word she wants to try out on you. She is ambling along. She is looking for it.”