Lena Dunham's 66-page book proposal earned her $3.7 million in her deal with Random House.
The book proposal for Lena Dunham’s advice book, which will be titled “Not That Kind of Girl,” leaked online, giving readers a peek into what the book will presumably include when it’s published on an unnamed date.
The proposal divides Dunham’s thoughts into six sections, titled “Work,” “Friendship,” “Body,” “Sex,” “Love,” and “Big Picture.”
In the proposal, Dunham says that the book was inspired by former Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s book “Having It All.”
“I’ve never kept a diary,” Dunham writes in the book proposal’s introduction. “I remember being given a journal around age six, penning a long paragraph about my massive crush on Colin Bliss (what a name!) and then leaving it casually strewn open on the kitchen counter for my parents to ‘find.’ Here was my feeling: if a girl writes in her diary and no one’s there to read it did she really write at all?”
The proposal is 66 pages long and, while it includes many essay sections, Dunham notes in the table of contents that the list “reflect[s] what will be in the book, not what Lena has actually had time to do so far.”
Dunham’s show “Girls” will return for its second season on Jan. 13, and Dunham was nominated for five Emmys in 2012, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. The show was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.