Lena Dunham Book Being Shopped For At Least $1 Million

10/02/2012 04:08 pm ET | Updated Oct 02, 2012
  • Emma Gray Executive Women's Editor, The Huffington Post

At this point, it's safe to say that Lena Dunham's star has risen. Her hit television show, "Girls," is set to debut its second season in January, she's British fashion label ASOS' latest cover girl and now she's writing a book, which according to an email obtained by Slate, is being shopped around for at least $1 million.

According to the email from Dunham's literary agency to potential publishers, Slate reported, the book will be a collection of essays tentatively titled "Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham." Slate's David Haglund reports that the essays will cover an array of topics, taking inspiration from late Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown's "Having It All":

What’s to follow [the] intro, according to the proposal, are candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well (detailed diet journal included), obsessing about death, and so on, along with tips about how to stay focused on work, how not to ruin a potential relationship, and what have you. One section will recount various ways in which older men continue to be condescending and sexist, and will describe 'the most awkward date ever with an older director.' Another will describe travel to various places, including Israel and Japan.

Here's hoping that the pieces in Dunham's book are as beautifully written as her New Yorker tribute to Nora Ephron. Would we take advice from the "Girls" star/producer/director/scribe? Probably -- as long as she doesn't suggest we stop wearing pants.

Would you read Lena Dunham's book? Let us know in the comments!

[H/T Slate]

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