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October 10, 2012

Slate: Why Lena Dunham's book is worth $3.5 million

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Twenty-something women have a buffet of love, sex and shopping advice at our disposal, but not often, or ever, with the humor and intelligence that Dunham can bring to any of those subjects. Dunham's work on television and in the movies may not appeal to everyone, aiming as it does for humiliating, raw experiences. But part of what's interesting about her book project, tentatively titled "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned," is that it appears to be about turning that grueling embarrassment and those profound lapses into the kind of wisdom that can move a girl from flailing disaster into dignified success. I'm excited to read Dunham's writing on the subject. And I'm even more excited to see an ever-maturing Dunham move, someday, from Hannah Horvath and "Girls," to tell stories about women.

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Rosenberg writes about culture and television for Slate's XX Factor. She also contributes to ThinkProgress and theatlantic.com. @AlyssaRosenberg

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