I am a big fan of the show “Girls” and its accurate portrayal of life for early 20-somethings in New York so it stands to reason that I would enjoy this collection of personal essays by its creator, Lena Dunham.
Dunham is comfortable with the uncomfortable. All the things I would never talk about (therapy, bad sexual encounters, feeling crazy), she discusses in an open and unfiltered way. Some parts are so honest they’ll make you cringe, but then you’ll give her a nod of respect simply for saying these things out loud. She recognizes her own flaws and is honest about her tendency to be self-absorbed, her attraction to losers, and her lack of self restraint. This book is basically a restrospective of all those flaws and a recognition that she’s still a work in progress, a very funny work of progress.
3.5 out of 5 stars.