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Lena Dunham's Forthcoming Book 'Not That Kind of Girl' Gets a Cover

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! February 11, 2014 at 4:38PM

Though Hannah Horvath's career on "Girls" may be dead-ending, Lena Dunham's most certainly is not. Via an Instagram selfie, the showrunner/writer/actress/director/author/etc. revealed the cover of her upcoming book of essays, an advice tome entitled "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned."
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Lena Dunham

Though Hannah Horvath's career on "Girls" may be dead-ending, Lena Dunham's most certainly is not. Via an Instagram selfie, the showrunner/writer/actress/director/author/etc. revealed the cover of her upcoming book of essays, an advice tome entitled "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned."

Acquired by Random House for a hefty advance to the tune of $3.7 million, the book hits shelves October 7, 2014. Back in December 2012, Gawker published the original treatment from the book, before withdrawing the proposal due to legal pressure from Dunham. It promises to be a deep-dive into everything from sex and eating to work and travel.

Her series "Girls," currently in the middle of its third season, was renewed by HBO for a fourth season earlier this year. Right now, Dunham's character Hannah, following the sudden death of her editor, is feeling out-of-place in her new advertorial position at GQ -- a job any fledgling writer would kill for. Hannah is learning that it's hard out there for a writer. Not the case for Dunham.

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