This spring, HBO viewers were tentative to get attached to the new series GIRLS, which follows the lives of four, you guessed it, girls living in New York City. It received reviews ranging from “A slightly varied Sex and the City copy,” to fans screaming, “This is my life!” Love it or hate it, it was a huge success and got a handful of Emmy nominations. Creator Lena Dunham has been on our radar ever since–she has a funky, tells-it-like-it-is style, isn’t ashamed to be “TV fat” (and flaunts it!), and is downright hilarious. Fans are eagerly picking up copies of her essays, interviews, and groping for new tweets while they (okay, we) wait for the season two premier this January.
The newest bit of the Lena epic is the sale of a book! We’ve heard rumors but the i’s have been dotted and the t’s have been crossed. The 26-year old creative writing major closed a $3.7 million dollar deal with Random House, who released the statement, “We’re thrilled to welcome Lena to Random House. Her skill on the page as a writer is remarkable–fresh, wise, so assured. She is that rare literary talent that will only grow from strength to strength and we look forward to helping her build a long career as an author.” The deal has recieved a lot of hate from literary purists, who would tell you that Lena’s collection of essays won’t have a huge impact on the future. But who cares? It’s going to be hilarious, and she is worth every penny!
The book is tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned. Not very compelling, but it will probably be printed over a picture of Lena naked in the bath tub eating cupcakes! The New York Observer speculated, “Based on the proposal, it’s safe to say that the tone of the writing and many of the stories will be familiar to anyone who watches ‘Girls’, follows Ms. Dunham on Twitter, has seen her interviewed or profiled in magazines or has read her essay in The New Yorker.” Is it on your to-read list? Have you been bewitched by GIRLS?