Where Is My Mind #7 – An Excuse To Pitch Girls To You

lena-dunham not that kind of girl

We are well into 2015 & I haven’t made any new years resolutions instead I’ve spent the last few weeks stressing out about all kinds of thing. I know it’s not so positive but I think if I acknowledge the craziness then maybe I can get past it. While doing that I’ve got right back into reading. I’ve just started on Bossy Pants by Tina Fey & within the first 5 pages (1% on my kindle) I know I’m going to love it. What I do want to talk about is Girls!

Lena Dunham – Not That Kind Of Girl 

Firstly before I get into “Girl” a great place to start is Lena Dunham, the all singing all dancing do everything kinda girl. Her book “Not That Kind Of Girl” is a bit of a mish-mash of her life really. I kinda feel like she could bring a book out every year & you still wouldn’t quite catch every unique amazing part of her. The good times & the bad are all here but they show you just how far as a person she’s actually come. Lena Dunham is about as real of a person as you can get & then some. There’s none of that celebrity vibe of being above it all. Now what I will say is it’s a quick read, it took me about 6 or 7 hours over a week, that disappointed me because I just want more. After reading this you may not have learnt something but at some point you’ll have that, it’s not just me moment. Now after an interesting career path she brought out a series called Girls.

On Kindle it’s 1/3 of the R.R.P here.

Characters Left To Right – Marnie, Jessa, Hannah & Shoshanna.


Lena Dunham created Girls & at the same time also stars in it as Hannah one of four friends living in New York. In all honesty it took a few episodes to get into, it’s very quirky, the characters are a little off their rockers & there’s a fair few naked scenes. Once you get past the shock element I was basically hooked, I’ve never laughed so much in my life. Whatever you do read the book first as you can definitely see the resemblance between Hannah & Lena but it’s just not that straight forward. I love how different each of them are with their own unique voices.

There are 3 seasons already out & the fourth has just started for us in the UK on Sky Atlantic. They’re short episodes about as long as Friends which is enough to leave you wanting more.

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