Lena Dunham Wrote a Book: The Accidental Voice of a Generation

In the wake of her first book, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham’s enthusiasm for everyday foolery doesn’t show any signs of stopping.

 In a recent interview, which is accompanied by her sister, Grace, the “Girls” star’s life comes into focus. Dunham isn’t a stranger to airing her family’s dirty laundry out in public in between takes of her hit show, and that’s not all; she is airing it out in a more concentrated manner in her new book.

Essentially, the book can be simply described as a “how-to” guide for the modern young women venturing-off into adulthood. Everyone has a form or two of neuroses, toxic relationships with friends and lovers, and well, makes somewhat poor choices, right? The book caters to these paths chosen in life, and how she herself escaped. The catch: the way to stardom – or merely into full acceptance for us regular folk – apparently comes in the form of comedic prose.

Grace tells of a situation when she came out as lesbian to her sister, and Lena could not hold it in whatsoever. After wrapping on another project, Dunham ran to her parents immediately, and spilled the personal secret. Needless to say, it put a strain on her and her sister’s relationship, but after all, that’s what drives Dunham. She’s awkward, and we love it.

Lena Dunham, the star of the HBO hit, “Girls,” is said to be the voice of the Millennial generation. She, herself, is lost from time to time, and so is Hannah Horvath. If you were to ask Dunham how she came into this new found role, she’d probably just shrug, and go about her day.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/magazine/lena-dunham.html?ref=television

 

Joseph Federico

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