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

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 8, 2012 at 1:57PM

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