My Book Reviews: Not That Kind of Girl

I’ll make this review short because I don’t even want to admit how much time I wasted on this book, I wouldn’t want to waste any of yours.

Also, my battery is dying and I’m thirsty.  So.

I had seen Not That Kind of Girl described online as “hilarious” and “quirky”.  Lena Dunham was supposedly this huge voice of feminism because of her show, Girls, which I had seen on a flight, and had thought was okay.  After reading Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, and Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, I was in.  I was on an audiobook kick, and was loving hearing these comedy giants talk to me about their lives.  They had really done things worth talking about, and their books were entertaining.

Dunham’s book, in contrast, was incredibly boring and self-involved.  She spent an entire chapter talking about her issues with body image, and to prove it, she listed every single thing she ate for a WEEK, complete with calories.

She talked about things she said to her child therapist at age nine, and all of her childhood fears, so scared to blah blah blah.. I couldn’t stomach it anymore.  Honestly, I wouldn’t listen to a friend tell me these things, let alone pay for a “celebrity” to tell me these things.  Why is this woman famous?  Because she wrote a boring TV show about boring, pointless things?  This entire book was disappointing.

My advice on this book? Save your money, and re-read Bossypants. It’s okay if it’s the fifth time.

Currently Reading: Why Not Me, Mindy Kaling

“Who is the beauty icon that inspires you the most? Is it Sophia Loren? Audrey Hepburn? Halle Berry? Mine is Nosferatu, because that vampire taught me my number-one and number-two favorite beauty tricks of all time: avoid the sun at all costs and always try to appear shrouded in shadows.”


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