We're not crying, you are!
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Lena Dunham just pulled a literary fast one!
In Lena's latest edition of Lenny Letter, the actress revealed the release of her latest book, Is It Evil Not To Be Sure? — a collection of personal stories dating back to when she was barely 20 years old.
Ms. Dunham collected the material from her old journals while recuperating from surgery to correct her endometriosis.
"Earlier this year, recuperating in bed from surgery and feeling painfully adult, I found my journals from 2005/2006 on an old hard drive. I was, of course, full of the kind of mortification that is part and parcel with meeting a former version of yourself, a woefully misguided girl desperate to be embraced by even the least exemplary specimens of young American malehood. But I was also moved by- maybe even proud of- how carefully I had recorded that period of time, my younger self's commitment to capturing the kinds of hyper-internal formative moments so often lost to adulthood. I have always believed that women chronicling their own lives, even (or especially) at their most mundane, is a radical act. That's why I thought the diaries might be worth sharing as a short book, with proceeds going to Girls Write Now and their mission to give young women the tools to tell their own stories. I can't think of a more admirable goal for an organization, or a better reason to expose the oft troubling thought patterns of my final teenage year."
Sounds interesting and relatable for the creative's demographic! We bet there's a lot of ladies out there who want a deeper look into her inner thoughts!
While the funny woman's latest endeavor isn't as large as her last work Not That Kind Of Girl, (there's only 2000 copies available), we're loving how all of the proceeds will go to Girls Write Now. FYI, that's a charity organization geared towards young and aspiring female writers in New York City. Talk about generous!
Apparently fans were SO excited about Lena's announcement that the work is already SOLD OUT on the Lenny Letter website. Luckily for admirers who didn't make it to the site in time, you can access the book on other sites like Amazon:
Thank you so much! We've sold out of our first run of 2,000 signed copies and are feeling joyous because all your bucks will help @girlswritenow do their critical job!!! And so will the purchase of the ebook, which is $2.99 and ready for you. Link to Kobo bio! Also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble sites.A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on May 17, 2016 at 10:08am PDT
Woot! Congrats to Girls Write Now — you just scored a major donation!
So, will you buy Lena's books?