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Lena Dunham Signs $3.5 Million Book Deal

Monday, October 8th, 2012

What’s it like to be a 26-year-old media mogul? I have no idea. I do know that I love Lena Dunham,and the last episode of ‘Girls‘ on HBO was epic. It was titled ‘She Did.’

Yes, she certainly did.

Today, Lena Dunham signed a $3.5 million book deal with Random House. (That publishing house rocks, BTW. I did my book ‘Redemption‘ with them.) Dunham is working on a collection of essays called ‘Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.’ Supposedly, it’s along the lines of Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants.’ They’re also comparing it to Nora Ephron‘s stuff. Yes. Definitely yes.

Even though I’m 12 years older than Dunham, I relate to what she writes about young women’s career, guy, money and friend woes. Her show reminds me of my 20s and makes me glad that I’ve graduated to the next decade. The darker ‘Girls’ gets, the more I like it. Twisted and funny is a winning combination.

While we’re waiting for Dunham’s book–from what I read, most of it is already written, and it should be out within a year–check out Dunham’s first movie called Tiny Furniture. I’ve seen it three times on Netflix.

What would you do on the day you got a $3.5 million deal? I’d be planning my trip across India. Instead, Dunham, is fretting. Around the time the deal was announced today, she tweeted:

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