Bookclub: 'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham's Book
'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham paired with a bound notebook.

Bookclub: 'Not That Kind of Girl' by Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham.  Photo: Getty Images.
Kristina Rodulfo, Associate Editor: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham ($28, out September 30 from Random House)

Chances are you have already heard about Not That Kind of Girl, a memoir penned by Lena Dunham. Perhaps it's because her $3.7 million advance from Random House made headlines, or maybe your 20-something friends are all fanatics of Girls, the HBO show she created.

Either way, everyone will be talking about this book even more once it lands in bookstores. Dunham approaches her story with the same raw, self-aware and comedic voice she uses in her show, except now she doesn't have Hannah Horvath to share semi-autobiographical fractions of herself. This time, she reveals herself whole. From bad relationships to great friendships to sexuality and social anxiety, Dunham welcomes you to feel the trials of her self-actualization. You're bound to get inspired, so Smythson's "Existential Crisis" notebook is a cheeky pairing to Dunham's book. Write down your own experiences and get in touch with your life lessons in the making. Who knows—it might be the beginnings of your very own big book deal.
Smythson 'Existential Crisis' Panama Notebook.
Smythson 'Existential Crisis' Panama Notebook.
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