Book Review: The lady doth protest too much

With ‘Not That Kind of Girl,’ ‘Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham attempts to perpetuate her image as a pioneering avant-garde ‘It Girl.’

January 22, 2015 17:17
Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit in Manhattan.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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In Lena Dunham’s book Not That Kind of Girl, she dedicates 10 whole pages to detailing her caloric intake.

Her diet, which consists of common staples found in organic food markets, is what would you’d expect from someone who is trying to lose weight, sprinkled with the occasional “eccentric” item. Among the Mesa Sunrise cereals, dried fruit and vegetables are items like Smooth Move laxative tea and a note that her occasional use of Percocet may have led her to overestimating her calorie count.


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