Lena Dunham Not That Kind of Girl

(6)

Lovelybooks Bewertung

  • 8 Bibliotheken
  • 0 Follower
  • 0 Leser
  • 1 Rezensionen
(0)
(5)
(0)
(1)
(0)

Inhaltsangabe zu „Not That Kind of Girl“ von Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham, acclaimed writer-director-star of HBO and Sky Atlantic’s ‘Girls’ and the award-winning movie ‘Tiny Furniture’, displays her unique powers of observation, wisdom and humour in this exceptional collection of essays. “If I could take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.” (Quelle:'E-Buch Text/30.09.2014')
  • Rezensionen
  • Leserunden
  • Buchverlosungen
  • Themen
  • An important female voice of our generation

    Not That Kind of Girl
    wolkenbruch

    wolkenbruch

    14. April 2016 um 14:30

    Much has been said and written about the phenomenon of Lena Dunham and especially her first book, "Not That Kind of Girl", led to much controversy. Aged 29, she is a Creating Writing-graduate from Oberlin College, director of and actress in a number of movies as well as the much acclaimed TV series "Girls". "Not That Kind of Girl - A young woman tells you what she's learned" can be regarded as a collection of essays on contemporary, female issues and as Dunham's autobiography at once. Divided into five sections, Love & Sex, Body, Friendship, Work and Big Picture, Dunham shares her personal experiences and numerous anecdotes on the corresponding topics. Both among friends and in social media I heard many people complain about her "neurotic", "self-centered" way of writing or that she was "desperately demanding attention." In a way I understand that criticism. During the first chapters on "Love and Sex" I was a little annoyed, too. Not due to prudishness, but because the perpetual change of sexual encounters provided little depth from a literary perspective. Nevertheless, and escpecially in the course of the following sections, I began to appreciate the reading and, I think, learned to understand both Dunham and her way of acting in e.g. "Girls" better. Her exhibitionistic nature seems, to a great deal, a consequence of her upbringing. Furthermore, I sympathised with the worries a liberal arts college-graduate has, as well as her feminist attitude in general. Dunham, in my opinion, is an important female voice of our generation who is brave and, in an eventually positive way, painfully honest. Through her honesty and imperfection, she progressively abandons perfection-ridden postfeminist ideas.

    Mehr