Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she's "learned" - Lena Dunham

I love Lena Dunham. I am a massive fan of Girls and think she is amazing. I was so excited to read this book that I bought it the day it came out (very unusual for me, I do not pay $20 for one book EVER), but I just had to have it.


This book is divided into sections, then each is subdivided into "chapters" I suppose you would call them, even though each individual one is rather short. There is a brief introduction, which contains one of the most amazing feminist paragraphs I have ever read (which I would quote but as soon as I finished this book I immediately loaned it to a friend so I don't currently have it in my possession).


Then the first section is "Love and Sex." I had trouble getting into this section, and therefore had trouble getting into this book since it is the first section. It made me a little uncomfortable. I am not a prude by any means, I just felt like that was an awkward section to start an autobiography with because the large majority of her readers don't know all that much about her on a personal level. It just seemed kind of odd to be reading about her loss of virginity SEVERAL pages before most of the sections dealing with her childhood and adolescence. Maybe other people won't feel the same way, it just was a little off-putting to me.


That said, once I finished that section, I had the rest of the book read within 24 hours. I simply could not put it down, it just got better and better as it went on.