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Lena Dunham Book Proposal 'Not That Kind of Girl' Sells To Random House for $3.7 Million UPDATE

by Beth Hanna
October 8, 2012 1:57 PM
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Lena Dunham

UPDATE: "Not That Kind of Girl" sells to Random House for $3.7 million.

EARLIER: Strike while the iron is hot. Following her four Emmy nominations, 26-year-old writer-director-actress Lena Dunham coninues her consummate overachieving with a book proposal worth $3.6 million, per Deadline New York.

The outline for a collection of essays, currently titled "Not That Kind of Girl," is half-inspired by late "Cosmo" editor Helen Gurley Brown's "Having It All," although Dunham knowingly admits that Brown's notorious, feminist-ruffling advice book is a bit bonkers.

True to the self-deprecating nature of Dunham's film and TV work, her "Not That Kind of Girl" proposal features outlines and sample chapters of personal tales focusing on such poignant-funny-embarrassing topics as her virginity loss, attempts to eat healthily and Woody Allen-style death obsessing. Hannah Horvath would be proud.

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  • Jamee | October 2, 2012 7:06 PMReply

    She looks smelly.

  • billy | October 27, 2012 12:43 AM

    like an asshole

  • Blah blah | October 2, 2012 5:42 PMReply

    What a self indulgent asshole she is.

  • billy | October 27, 2012 12:46 AM

    lame ass mis-direct by cribbster (looser fool)

  • Cribbster | October 9, 2012 12:13 AM

    Oh, c'mon, Blah Blah. Surely you've got a manuscript lying around somewhere that someone would pay you $3.7 million for too.

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