Best And Always Book

Best And Always


  • Author : Lena Dunham
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2023-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460710630

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Best And Always Book Description :

Lena Dunham, creator of the critically acclaimed HBO series Girls, and author of the internationally bestseller Not That Kind of Girl, returns with a dazzling collection of short stories. 'I shrug, a shrug that simultaneously says You know nothing and Please rescue me.' Lena Dunham follows up her bestselling memoir Not That Kind of Girl with Best & Always, a dazzling collection of clear-eyed, observant, rueful, witty and heartbreaking stories. Praise for Not That Kind of Girl: 'The gifted Ms. Dunham not only writes with observant precision, but also brings a measure of perspective, nostalgia and an older person's sort of wisdom to her portrait of her (not all that much) younger self and her world. . . . As acute and heartfelt as it is funny.' Michiko Kakutani The New York Times 'It's not Lena Dunham's candor that makes me gasp. Rather, it's her writing, which is full of surprises where you least expect them. A fine, subversive book.' David Sedaris 'Witty, illuminating, maddening, bracingly bleak . . . [Dunham] is a genuine artist, and a disturber of the order.' The Atlantic

Not That Kind of Girl Book
Score: 3
From 38 Ratings

Not That Kind of Girl


  • Author : Lena Dunham
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385680684

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Not That Kind of Girl Book Description :

From the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO’s Girls comes a hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays that establishes Lena Dunham as one of the most original young talents writing today. In Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham illuminates the experiences that are part of making one’s way in the world: falling in love, feeling alone, being ten pounds overweight despite eating only health food, having to prove yourself in a room full of men twice your age, finding true love, and, most of all, having the guts to believe that your story is one that deserves to be told. “Take My Virginity (No, Really, Take It)” is the account of Dunham’s first time, and how her expectations of sex didn’t quite live up to the actual event (“No floodgate had been opened, no vault of true womanhood unlocked”); “Girls & Jerks” explores her former attraction to less-than-nice guys—guys who had perfected the “dynamic of disrespect” she found so intriguing; “Is This Even Real?” is a meditation on her lifelong obsession with death and dying—what she called her “genetically predestined morbidity.” And in “I Didn’t Fuck Them, but They Yelled at Me,” she imagines the tell-all she will write when she is eighty and past caring, able to reflect honestly on the sexism and condescension she has encountered in Hollywood, where women are “treated like the paper thingies that protect glasses in hotel bathrooms—necessary but infinitely disposable.” Exuberant, moving, and keenly observed, Not That Kind of Girl is a series of dispatches from the frontlines of the struggle that is growing up. “I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you,” Dunham writes. “But if I can take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine wil

Reading Lena Dunham   s Girls Book

Reading Lena Dunham s Girls


  • Author : Meredith Nash
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319529714

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Reading Lena Dunham s Girls Book Description :

In this book, leading and emerging scholars consider the mixed critical responses to Lena Dunham’s TV series Girls and reflect on its significance to contemporary debates about postfeminist popular cultures in a post-recession context. The series features both familiar and innovative depictions of young women and men in contemporary America that invite comparisons with Sex and the City. It aims for a refreshed, authentic expression of postfeminist femininity that eschews the glamour and aspirational fantasies spawned by its predecessor. This volume reviews the contemporary scholarship on Girls, from its representation of post-millennial gender politics to depictions of the messiness and imperfections of sex, embodiment, and social interactions. Topics covered include Dunham’s privileged role as author/auteur/actor, sexuality, body consciousness, millennial gender identities, the politics of representation, neoliberalism, and post-recession society. This book provides diverse and provocative critical responses to the show and to wider social and media contexts, and contributes to a new generation of feminist scholarship with a powerful concluding reflection from Rosalind Gill. It will appeal to those interested in feminist theory, identity politics, popular culture, and media.

Reading Lena Dunham   s Girls Book

Reading Lena Dunham s Girls


  • Author : Meredith Nash
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-07-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319529714

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Reading Lena Dunham s Girls Book Description :

In this book, leading and emerging scholars consider the mixed critical responses to Lena Dunham’s TV series Girls and reflect on its significance to contemporary debates about postfeminist popular cultures in a post-recession context. The series features both familiar and innovative depictions of young women and men in contemporary America that invite comparisons with Sex and the City. It aims for a refreshed, authentic expression of postfeminist femininity that eschews the glamour and aspirational fantasies spawned by its predecessor. This volume reviews the contemporary scholarship on Girls, from its representation of post-millennial gender politics to depictions of the messiness and imperfections of sex, embodiment, and social interactions. Topics covered include Dunham’s privileged role as author/auteur/actor, sexuality, body consciousness, millennial gender identities, the politics of representation, neoliberalism, and post-recession society. This book provides diverse and provocative critical responses to the show and to wider social and media contexts, and contributes to a new generation of feminist scholarship with a powerful concluding reflection from Rosalind Gill. It will appeal to those interested in feminist theory, identity politics, popular culture, and media.

You ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

You ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again


  • Author : Julia Phillips
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399590900

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You ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again Book Description :

Autobiography of movie producer and the first woman to win an academy award for best picture--Julia Phillips.

People You Follow Book

People You Follow


  • Author : Hayley Gene Penner
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2020-09-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459747166

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People You Follow Book Description :

“A journey down the rabbit hole of LA's most subtly toxic industry ... funny, brilliant, coy, playful, and wise.” — LENA DUNHAM, author of Not That Kind of Girl Musician Hayley Gene Penner tells all in this harrowingly honest memoir. Singer-songwriter Hayley Gene Penner's memoir takes a brutally honest yet humorous look at the dark, intimate truths we spend our lives running from. Like a map of beautiful mistakes, Hayley’s stories of questionable sexual encounters, artistic aspirations, and emotional abuse trace her coming of age in the music industry. Hayley explores all her relationships — from her childhood as the daughter of a celebrity, to the destructive and coercive relationship with her boss, to her encounter with the actor we all know but who mustn’t be named — and brings them together in a series of sharp, touching vignettes. People You Follow straddles the delicate boundary between ethical and unethical behaviour, self-protection and self-destruction, power and weakness, giddiness and despair.

Women in Clothes Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Women in Clothes


  • Author : Sheila Heti
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698189829

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Women in Clothes Book Description :

Women in Clothes is a book unlike any other. It is essentially a conversation among hundreds of women of all nationalities—famous, anonymous, religious, secular, married, single, young, old—on the subject of clothing, and how the garments we put on every day define and shape our lives. It began with a survey. The editors composed a list of more than fifty questions designed to prompt women to think more deeply about their personal style. Writers, activists, and artists including Cindy Sherman, Kim Gordon, Kalpona Akter, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Tavi Gevinson, Miranda July, Roxane Gay, Lena Dunham, and Molly Ringwald answered these questions with photographs, interviews, personal testimonies, and illustrations. Even our most basic clothing choices can give us confidence, show the connection between our appearance and our habits of mind, express our values and our politics, bond us with our friends, or function as armor or disguise. They are the tools we use to reinvent ourselves and to transform how others see us. Women in Clothes embraces the complexity of women’s style decisions, revealing the sometimes funny, sometimes strange, always thoughtful impulses that influence our daily ritual of getting dressed.

 GIRLBOSS Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,596 Ratings

GIRLBOSS


  • Author : Sophia Amoruso
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698154902

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GIRLBOSS Book Description :

THE RUNAWAY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion—it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #GIRLBOSS for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #GIRLBOSS includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. A #GIRLBOSS takes her life seriously without taking herself too seriously. She takes chances and takes responsibility on her own terms. She knows when to throw punches and when to roll with them. When to button up and when to let her freak flag fly. As Sophia writes, “I have three pieces of advice I want you to remember: Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you. OK? Cool. Then let’s do this.” From the Hardcover edition.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Book
Score: 3
From 6 Ratings

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl


  • Author : Issa Rae
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-02-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476749051

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The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl Book Description :

An autoboiography from the Internet video star covers such topics as cybersex in the early days of the Internet, the perils of eating out alone, dealing with unsolicited comments on one's weight, and learning to accept oneself--natural hair and all.

A Year Without a Name Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

A Year Without a Name


  • Author : Cyrus Grace Dunham
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316444958

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A Year Without a Name Book Description :

From "an extraordinary new voice," a "passionate and clear-eyed and unputdownable" meditation on queerness, family, and desire. (Mary Karr) For as long as they can remember, Cyrus Grace Dunham felt like a visitor in their own body. Their life was a series of imitations--lovable little girl, daughter, sister, young gay woman--until their profound sense of alienation became intolerable. Moving between Grace and Cyrus, Dunham brings us inside the chrysalis of gender transition, asking us to bear witness to an uncertain and exhilarating process that troubles our most basic assumptions about who we are and how we are constituted. Written with disarming emotional intensity in a voice uniquely theirs, A Year Without a Name is a potent, thrillingly unresolved queer coming of age story. Named one of Fall 2019's Most Anticipated Books by:TimeNYLONVogueELLEBuzzfeed BustleO MagazineHarper's Bazaar