Review: Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

  • Lena Dunham
  • Fourth Estate
  • 30th July, 2015
  • Autobiography / Memoir, Humour, Feminism

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told,” writes Lena Dunham, and it certainly takes guts to share the stories that make up her first book, Not That Kind of Girl. These are stories about getting your butt touched by your boss, about friendship and dieting (kind of) and having two existential crises before the age of 20. Stories about travel, both successful and less so, and about having the kind of sex where you feel like keeping your sneakers on in case you have to run away during the act. Stories about proving yourself to a room of 50-year-old men in Hollywood and showing up to “an outlandishly high-fashion event with the crustiest red nose you ever saw.” Fearless, smart, and as heartbreakingly honest as ever, Not That Kind of Girl establishes Lena Dunham as more than a hugely talented director, actress and producer-it announces her as a fresh and vibrant new literary voice.

Ok, so I got this book from my dear friend Chantel on my last birthday. I gave it two goes to read it and I just couldn’t.

I am just not that kind of girl. Or I am just too old for this …

Things that I liked about this book:

  • I like how name of the book is textured and the colours of it.
  • Little doodles inside the book. They were eye- catching and, well, kinda cute.
  • Writing style. It’s good. I liked the idea that book is made out of little essays… you don’t need to waste too much time to understand if this book is for you or not.
  • I feel like I am Not that kind of girl and that makes me feel extremely happy.

Things I didn’t like about this book:

  • The rest of the book.

I think this book would be better as a blog of twenty – something. So maybe she could actually learn something.


Not that hind of girl by Lena Dunham