Friday, March 13, 2015

Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham

Borrowed Kindle version from my local library. I was on the waiting list for many months.

Lena Dunham is not quite Hannah Horvath from "Girls," and Hannah Horvath from "Girls" is not quite Lena Dunham, but there is definitely a lot of Lena Dunham in all the girls of "Girls." Many of the stories Lena tells and people she writes about in this memoir have been storylines and characters on "Girls"—not exactly cut and pasted from real life, more like they have been Photoshopped and saved as layers so you can see how Lena's life is sharpened or blurred or blended with Hannah's fictional one.

You don't have to be a fan of "Girls" to enjoy this book. You just have to remember what it was like to be in your 20s, and be interested in what today's 20somethings are experiencing.

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