HBO’s Girls is the rare kind of show that succeeds by being brutally and uncomfortably honest. A program like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm might explore some of the weird and awkward social mores that everybody likes to complain about, but when you’re a middle-aged multi-millionaire who created the most popular sitcom of the past 20 years, it’s hard to work up empathy and sentimentality. Realistic onflict is what’s important, and this new series has it in spades.
As such, Girls creator Lena Dunham should get a lot of credit for the work she’s put into her popular show. Unfortunately, neither she nor her program took home any Emmys this year, so she’ll have to move on to bigger and better things — like getting a fat paycheck for writing a book.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dunham has directed her literary agents to seek $1 million for the rights to publish a collection of essays. Called Not That Kind of Girl, it will presumably contain plenty of the hilarious and awkward brutal honesty that audiences seem to lap on on HBO. If you’ve ever wanted to know what life is like for a successful television actress and writer living it up in Brooklyn, this may be the next book you should pick up.