Review: Lena Dunham’s memoir ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

October 5, 2014 1:39 PM

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Review: Lena Dunham’s memoir ‘Not That Kind of Girl’

In her new memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham relays a charming story about meeting a new friend and fellow writer she admires in London, drinking too much wine and projectile vomiting all over the woman’s living room floor. After a feckless effort to keep the last messy detail of the night to herself, Dunham blabs the story to colleagues in the first 10 minutes of a meeting the next day. “Sharing is my first instinct,” she writes.

It’s that brazen willingness to bare all that drives Dunham’s work, and readers of this collection of smart, funny and poignant essays will thank her for it.

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