Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Not That Kind Of Girl

NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL
I read Not That Kind of Girl, by Lena Dunham while I was on a beach vacation back in November. I bought the book back in early October; around the time it first came out, and was thrilled to finally get a chance to read it beachside to see if it lived up to the hype. It’s taken me awhile to get around to writing a review on Not That Kind of Girl, because I honestly was debating on wheatear or not to put it on the blog. I know there have been a few speculations about certain things included in the book, which I am not going to touch on. Overall Not That Kind of Girl is a good read - one that I highly recommend to the 20somethings and those in their early 30s.

Lena Dunham shares what she has learned in life thus far through her own personal experiences in Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham takes her readers into her world, shows them different glimpses at various stages in her life as she forges her way in the world. From falling in love to academics, weight gain/loss, eating only healthy foods, awkward situations, proving herself to a room full of men in the business world, and most importantly, believing that her story deserves to be told.

Lena Dunham delivers her life stories and lessons through personal essays. The book is broken up into five sections: Love & Sex, Body, Friendship, Work, and Big Picture. I feel like these are sections that any female in her 20s & 30s, and even older than that can relate to, or at the very least be able to relate to three of the sections. Truthfully, many of the topics and life decisions Dunham touches on are not the same decisions I have made for myself; even though I haven’t made some of Dunham’s same life decisions I could still relate to the situations she was in, gain some experience through what she wrote, and better understand what some of my friends have gone through at certain points in their life. 

Her writing style is smart, funny, and at times very to the point. Lena Dunham, through her writing, comes across as someone who is very self-aware and fiercely herself; which is something she has become famous for. Not That Kind of Girl will have you laughing out loud, a little taken aback by how candid the writing is at times, and the sense of familiarity and being able to relate to most of her stories either from your own experiences or a close friends. Again, I highly recommend this book, especially to those in their 20s and 30s.

10 comments:

  1. Exactly this book is on my table with unread books :) I want now to read this book as soon as possible!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. It is a really good read. I think you would enjoy it!

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  2. I must have fallen behind, because I haven't heard what the speculations about this book were.
    Maybe I should find it and have a read myself :)

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    1. It is a really good book and has some good stories in it!

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  3. I've added the book to my to-reads list. I love those PJs! Where did you get them?

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  4. I really enjoyed Lena's book mainly because she's brutally honest and not afraid to be herself. She's definitely one of a kind and I really enjoy her sense of humor.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that she is brutally honest and totally comfortable being herself!

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  5. Nice review of the book! I hope you enjoyed your holiday.

    noradulce.blogspot.com

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season as well!

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