"I have been envious of male characteristics, if not the men themselves. I'm jealous of the ease with which they seem to inhabit their professional pursuits: the lack of apologizing, of bending over backward to make sure the people around them are comfortable with what they're trying to do. The fact that they are so often free of the people-pleasing instincts I have considered to be a curse of my female existence."

"I have been envious of male characteristics, if not the men themselves. I'm jealous of the ease with which they seem to inhabit their professional pursuits: the lack of apologizing, of bending over backward to make sure the people around them are comfortable with what they're trying to do. The fact that they are so often free of the people-pleasing instincts I have considered to be a curse of my female existence."

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seriously this is the funniest book of this summer?            I've found it so boring.             Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. Drops 10/7/14

seriously this is the funniest book of this summer? I've found it so boring. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham. Drops 10/7/14

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37 Best Books Every Women Should Read before they die. The most inspirational, life changing and truth provoking of all time.

37 Best Books Every Women Should Read before they die. The most inspirational, life changing and truth provoking of all time.

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Fall Books Guide | Funnywomen tell all. Following in Tina Fey’s Bossypants footsteps, Lena Dunham’s collection of essays, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” (Random House), arrives at the end of the month, followed by Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please (Dey Street Books), in October.

Fall Books Guide | Funnywomen tell all. Following in Tina Fey’s Bossypants footsteps, Lena Dunham’s collection of essays, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” (Random House), arrives at the end of the month, followed by Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please (Dey Street Books), in October.

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Jemima Kirk and Lena Dunham My favorite show in HBO "Girls" obsessed!!

Jemima Kirk and Lena Dunham My favorite show in HBO "Girls" obsessed!!

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned: Amazon.co.uk: Lena Dunham: 9780007515547: Books

Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned: Amazon.co.uk: Lena Dunham: 9780007515547: Books

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First look: Lena Dunham's book 'Not that kind of girl' - Vogue Australia

First look: Lena Dunham's book 'Not that kind of girl' - Vogue Australia

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The actor, writer, director and editor Lena Dunham shares her 10 favorite books.

The actor, writer, director and editor Lena Dunham shares her 10 favorite books.

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