Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

3.33 avg rating
( 96,669 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780008101268: Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, poignant, and extremely frank collection of personal essays confirms Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the brightest and most original writers working today.
 
“If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile. This book contains stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises I had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing your body, having to prove yourself in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep me up at night. I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you with this book,  but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or having the kind of sexual encounter where you keep your sneakers on. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a registered dietician. I am not a married mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle.”

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2014: In an era where twenty-something women are told how to think, where to work, who to date, and what to wear, it’s refreshing that a voice has broken the mold to empower women to do one thing—be yourself, flaws and all. In Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham takes readers on a voyage of self-discovery as she successfully navigates the often-perilous facets of womanhood, from dating and friendships to self-love and careers. Through her series of essays, Dunham shares what she’s learned on her path to self-awareness with a refreshing candor and raw honesty that emboldens readers. Her painfully-relatable stories of graduating from one-night stands with toxic men and dead-end jobs with no purpose, to loving relationships and a fulfilling career will leave you laughing, cringing, and sighing “me too.” Thoughtful, hilarious, and exquisitely-written, Dunham’s memoir is like reading your quirky big sister's diary. –Brittany Pirozzolo

About the Author:

LENA DUNHAM is the creator and star of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Girls, for which she also serves as executive producer, writer and director. She has been nominated for 8 Emmy awards and has won 2 Golden Globes, including Best Actress, for her work on Girls. Lena has also written and directed two feature length films (including 2011's Tiny Furniture), created two web series, and is a frequent contributor to the The New Yorker. Lena graduated from Oberlin College in 2008.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

LENA DUNHAM
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic s `Girls and the award-winning movie `Tiny Furniture , displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. If I could take what I ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

LENA DUNHAM
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic s `Girls and the award-winning movie `Tiny Furniture , displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. If I could take what I ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

LENA DUNHAM
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800081012680000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lena Dunham
Published by Fourth Estate 2014-09-30 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate 2014-09-30, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-05145072

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lena Dunham
Published by HarperCollins Publishers 2014-09-30, London (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers 2014-09-30, London, 2014. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.42
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lena Dunham
Published by Fourth Estate
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate. Book Condition: New. Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic's 'Girls' and the award-winning movie 'Tiny Furniture', displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: APB; APT; BGFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 223 x 137 x 28. Weight in Grams: 426. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lena Dunham
Published by Fourth Estate (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2014. Book Condition: New. Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic's 'Girls' and the award-winning movie 'Tiny Furniture', displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: APB; APT; BGFA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 223 x 137 x 28. Weight in Grams: 426. . 2014. Hardcover. . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lena Dunham
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned, Lena Dunham, Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic's 'Girls' and the award-winning movie 'Tiny Furniture', displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. "If I could take what I've learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.". Bookseller Inventory # B9780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lena Dunham
Published by Fourth Estate (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2014. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # EH9780008101268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.56
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lena Dunham
Published by Fourth Estate (2014)
ISBN 10: 0008101264 ISBN 13: 9780008101268
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 8
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fourth Estate, 2014. Book Condition: New. Joana Avillez (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780008101268_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book