Returning to blogging with Lena Dunham’s ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

Book: Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she’s ‘learned’
Author: Lena Dunham
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Available: Out now
If you enjoy this you might like: How to be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

 

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Hi everyone!

It’s been literally months since my last post, and I apologise, but life suddenly got incredibly hectic and something had to give! However I’ve constantly been reading and waiting for when I could start reviewing again, and finally have found the time.

I’ve heard a lot about Lena Dunham’s new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she’s learned’, and while I’ve only ever seen one episode of her TV show girls, I was intrigued and decided to read it myself. Lena’s stories are so, so awkward, but hilarious. She’s very blunt and honest which I really loved, because I feel like sometimes in autobiographies, you get the author’s sugar-coated version of events.

Not with her. She’s brutally honest about everything from what she struggles with when it comes to dating, to her body image issues. Her way of writing is pretty inspiring – she has nothing to hide, and even recounts moments where she has acted in a way that doesn’t particularly endear you to her. That’s not to say I didn’t like her throughout the book. She has a refreshing style, and there was a particularly sweet passage where she speaks about why she loves her Dad. It’s a really personal touch but it sums up her book – it’s a real insight into the mind and life of someone who has shot to fame for her brave and bold approach to life.

Definitely worth a read if you’re a young woman in your twenties, but also I think if you’re looking for an autobiography with a difference.

Have you read it? Let me know what you think :)

Next post will be on its way soon!

Julie x x

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