Lena Dunham's awesomely awkward 3.7 million dollar book proposal leaked
In October, a whole lot of hoopla was made when 26-year-old Lena Dunham received a $3.7 million dollar book deal. The creator/writer/star of Girls’ memoir was hotly pursued by seemingly every publisher -- but in the end, Random House inked the deal.
Love or hate Dunham, you have to admit you’re curious to see what’s going to be in those pages. Well, thanks to a mysterious leak, Gawker has posted the proposal that landed her that deal complete with a few excerpts from her upcoming Not That Kind Of Girl.
The proposal tells us that the chapters will be called “Work”, “Friendship”, “Body”, “Sex”, “Love”, and “Big Picture” and we’re going to learn lessons like “Keeping your eye on the prize: Staying motivated, even when Bravo has a good program on” and “My internet boyfriend died (and so can yours): Navigating the web.”
The 66-page briefing is very much in the spirit of Tiny Furniture and Girls; funny, frank (and by frank, we mean cringe0worthy), and relatable (except for the parts she recounts international adventures with her artist mother). If the rest of the essays are as winning as these, Random House might just have the next Bossypants on their hands.
There’s no date yet on when the book will be published but this should help tide you over until Girls returns this January.
Just try not to think about the fact that every page is worth $56,000.
TV & Film News By Kristy Puchko
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