November 11, 2014

"Not That Kind of Girl" Book Review

Since Lena Dunham popped up on the scene, I have been fascinated by her. She's groundbreaking, a trailblazer, and down right hilarious.

"Girls" is one of my favorite shows and I think it's fantastic that Lena shows what it's "really" like to live in NYC in your 20s. 

I have always loved the fact that Lena just tells it like it is. She doesn't sugarcoat anything, she stands up for what she believes in, and she is herself. She truly is an icon in today's world.

That's why I was so excited when I heard she was coming out with a book, "Not That Kind of Girl." Thoughts of what the book would be about danced in my head while everyone and their mother anticipated the release.


I waited a few weeks after the release to finally sit down and buy the book. The ebook, on all platforms, was $4.99 and I was really confused as to why. I decided to buy it on iBooks to read on my iPad and finished it within a few days.

I have to say, I was terribly disappointed.

The book didn't have any direction, it was a bunch of stories stringed together that made no sense. It wasn't an advice book or a memoir...I don't know what it was.

It didn't entertain me, I kind of just started reading it to finish it at one point. It honestly annoyed me. The book annoyed me and kind of changed how I felt about Lena. 

I felt as if she was trying too hard and really didn't have anything to say. The book was positively pointless and got on my nerves. 

It was disappointing to see someone with so much potential and so much wisdom drop the ball on her first book.

Lena could've done so much with this book--stories of how she got to acting and producing, advice for traveling through your twenties, or something else. "Not That Kind of Girl" was a waste of my time, money, and a waste of energy.

#SorryNotSorry.


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