Not That Kind of Girl

Author: Lena Dunham

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812995007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8355


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Includes two new essays! NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MICHIKO KAKUTANI, THE NEW YORK TIMES • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUZZFEED, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham—the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls—as one of the most original young talents writing today. In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. “Take My Virginity (No Really, Take It)” is the account of Dunham’s first time, and how her expectations of sex didn’t quite live up to the actual event (“No floodgate had been opened, no vault of true womanhood unlocked”); “Girls & Jerks” explores her former attraction to less-than-nice guys—guys who had perfected the “dynamic of disrespect” she found so intriguing; “Is This Even Real?” is a meditation on her lifelong obsession with death and dying—what she calls her “genetically predestined morbidity.” And in “I Didn’t F*** Them, but They Yelled at Me,” she imagines the tell-all she will write when she is eighty and past caring, able to reflect honestly on the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood, where women are “treated like the paper thingies that protect glasses in hotel bathrooms—necessary but infinitely disposable.” Exuberant, moving, and keenly observed, Not That Kind of Girl is a series of dispatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is growing up. “I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you,” Dunham writes. “But if I can take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.” Praise for Not That Kind of Girl “The gifted Ms. Dunham not only writes with observant precision, but also brings a measure of perspective, nostalgia and an older person’s sort of wisdom to her portrait of her (not all that much) younger self and her world. . . . As acute and heartfelt as it is funny.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “It’s not Lena Dunham’s candor that makes me gasp. Rather, it’s her writing—which is full of surprises where you least expect them. A fine, subversive book.”—David Sedaris “This book should be required reading for anyone who thinks they understand the experience of being a young woman in our culture. I thought I knew the author rather well, and I found many (not altogether welcome) surprises.”—Carroll Dunham “Witty, illuminating, maddening, bracingly bleak . . . [Dunham] is a genuine artist, and a disturber of the order.”—The Atlantic

Not That Kind of Girl

Author: Susan Donovan

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781429926478

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8063


Roxanne Bloom is through with love. Fresh on the heels of a bad break-up, she's decided to devote all her time to her man-slamming website—and her man-hating dog, Lilith. But this pit-bull-Boxer is so good at unleashing her fury (and her owner's) that the male victims keep piling up...and now it's time to get some sensitivity training. Enter Eli Gallagher, one of the best—and hottest—canine experts in town. The more Eli gets to know Roxie, the more he senses that she's been hurt by men in the past—just like her dog. With a little gentle prodding, and a whole lot of patience, Eli hopes to gain Roxie's trust and soothe her broken heart. Eli can see that Roxie's bark is way worse than her bite. But she's not putting her guard down just yet—even if she is falling deeply, madly, doggedly in love with him...

Not That Kind of Girl

Author: Catherine Alliott

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973390

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 7522


Catherine Alliott, bestselling author of A Rural Affair and A Crowded Marriage, examines just the sort of trouble a girl can land herself in when she gets caught in the middle of a love triangle in Not That Kind of Girl. A girl can get into all kinds of trouble just by going back to work . . . Henrietta Tate gave up everything for her husband Marcus and their kids. But now that the children are away at school and she's rattling round their large country house all day she's feeling more than a little lost. So when a friend puts her in touch with Laurie, a historian in need of a PA, Henrietta heads for London. Quickly, she throws herself into the job. Marcus is - of course - jealous of her spending so much time with her charming new boss. And soon enough her absence causes cracks to form in their marriage that just can't be papered over. Then Rupert, a very old flame, reappears, and Henrietta suddenly finds herself torn between three men. How did this happen? She's not that kind of girl . . . is she? Step into Alliott country with Not That Kind of Girl. Praise for Catherine Alliott: 'Compulsively readable' The Times 'Possibly my favourite writer' Marian Keyes

Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham - A 20-minute Summary

Author: Instaread Summaries

Publisher: Instaread Summaries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 35

View: 8664


PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham - A 20-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapters 1-4 Take My Virginity (No, Really, Take It) Dunham did not come close to having sex until her sophomore year of college. That year, she hosted a party in her room and threw herself at a nice guy named Jonah. Her first sexual experience did not change her as she expected it to. She added this life event as a scene into the first movie she wrote and discovered acting it out had more of an impact on her than the actual experience had. Platonic Bed Sharing: A Great Idea (for People Who Hate Themselves) During her third year in college, Dunham started to invite guys to share her bed platonically just to feel wanted and safe. She learned that it was not okay to share a bed with anyone who was just there to avoid being alone and who did not feel like platonic bed sharing was actually intimate in itself. 18 Unlikely Things I’ve Said Flirtatiously Dunham has said many things that characterize her as extremely awkward in situations with the opposite sex, especially in her attempts at flirting. Topics range from only having body odor in one armpit to having a colon infection from coffee, to having a belly button rash. Igor; Or, My Internet Boyfriend Died and So Can Yours Dunham had a three month online relationship with a boy named Igor when she was in the ninth grade. The two eventually made plans to meet, but he never arrived. He later claimed he had been grounded. Igor gradually stopped messaging her. Her friend, Julianna, told her that Igor overdosed and died. Later, Dunham spotted Igor’s screen name online. When she typed a greeting to him, his name disappeared…

I'm Not that Kind of Girl

Author: Susan Polis Schutz

Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts

ISBN: 9780883960172

Category: Poetry

Page: 159

View: 5047


This collection of Susan Polis Schutzas poetry combines readers' favorites from her first three volumes with many new poems to create yet another testament to Schutzas ability to translate sensitive feelings into words that people can appreciate and relate to. Illustrated by Stephen Schutz, this book is an eloquent reflection on love, friendship, society, nature, creativity, and womenas empowerment.

Not that Kind of Girl

Author: Siobhan Vivian

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 054516916X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 322

View: 4970


High school senior and student body president, Natalie likes to have everything under control, but when she becomes attracted to one of the senior boys and her best friend starts keeping secrets from her, Natalie does not know how to act.

An Unfinished Hero Series Box Set

Author: Kristen Ashley

Publisher: Kristen Ashley

ISBN: 137012080X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2545

View: 1958


Kristen Ashley’s Unfinished Heroes Series are five books in which you will find erotic love stories that explore the intricacies of love and trust in a relationship. Knight - Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations. Knight Sebring knows who he is and what he wants. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya to come into his life. Knight tries to leave Anya to a life of good, normal and clean. But he finds she needs someone to look after her and he decides that man will be him. Creed - Too young, Tucker Creed and Sylvie Bissenette find they have something awful in common and Creed decides he’s going to shield Sylvie from her ordeal. Over years, they form a bond that blossoms. They also plot to leave their lives behind. But when Sylvie goes to meet Creed, Creed never shows. She doesn’t see him again until it’s too late and Creed has to find his way back into her heart. Raid - Hanna Boudreaux is sweet, cute and quiet. She has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Miller, is not going to be hers. Raid is the town’s local hero. A former marine, he comes home shrouded in mystery. Eventually, Hanna catches his eye. But after all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is, why? Deacon - Deacon has an ugly history. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Until she comes along... Sebring - When the love of Nick Sebring’s life is murdered right before Nick’s eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. And he has no qualms using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance. However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He falls in love with its beauty and seeks to protect it. But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.

One Mississippi

Author: Mark Childress

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316015350

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8398


You need only one best friend, Daniel Musgrove figures, to make it through high school alive. After his family moves to Mississippi just before his junior year, Daniel finds fellow outsider Tim Cousins. The two become inseparable, sharing a fascination with ridicule, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, and Arnita Beecham, the most bewitching girl at Minor High. But soon things go terribly wrong. The friends commit a small crime that grows larger and larger, and threatens to engulf the whole town. Arnita, the first black prom queen in the history of the school, is injured and wakes up a different person. And Daniel, Tim, and their families are swept up in a shocking chain of events. "There is nothing small about Childress's fine novel. It's big in all the ways that matter -- big in daring, big in insight, and big-hearted. Really, really big-hearted." -New Orleans Times-Picayune

The Wrong Kind of Girl

Author: Monica Genya

Publisher: East African Publishers

ISBN: 9789966252289

Category: Africa, East

Page: 261

View: 776