Lena Dunham, genius/actress/creator of the HBO hit show “Girls,” sold her book to Random House publishing for $3.6 million in October. Gawker leaked the proposal last weekend, revealing some of the insights into Lena Dunham’s hilariously awkward and very real life that will be available in her book. They call it “an invitation to get lost in the mind of a girl who is lost in her own mind.” Knowing Dunham as an actress, I would say that sounds pretty accurate!
Some of my favorite quotes from the book that have been leaked:
“When I got to college I suddenly had the sense that my upbringing hadn’t been very ‘real.’”
“Every ice pop I ate, every movie I watched, every poem I wrote was tinged with a fearful loss.”
“My friend Elizabeth put it well when she said, ‘I don’t mind the idea of dying but I’m stressed out about the logistics of the whole thing.’ Totally.”
“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 some guy suddenly got weird and defensive talking about your cool interests and job.”
Some people think it is crazy that Dunham, a 26-year-old, can sell her work for more than $3 million. I do not think it is crazy at all! Dunham has done great work since graduating from Oberlin College just a few short years ago. The woman obviously has the creative and literary skills to write a successful book. I cannot wait to read the novel, which I will probably as gifts for all of my friends in 2013 (and you should, too).
I predict that Dunham’s book is going to be a best-seller. Why? She is ludicrous, sensible, ingenious and she has a way with words. Plus, she already has an Emmy-award winning TV show. That is basically a recipe for prosperity.
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