Book of the week: Is It Evil Not To Be Sure?
By Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham has just penned a 56-page dear-diary-esque tell-all tomb and it's set to become this summer's ultimate must-read. The Girls creator, announced the news on her website Lenny, saying: "Earlier this year, recuperating in bed from surgery and feeling painfully adult, I found my journals from 2005-2006 on an old hard drive. I was, of course, full of the kind of mortification that is part and parcel with meeting a former version of yourself, a woefully misguided girl desperate to be embraced by even the least exemplary specimens of young American malehood. But I was also moved by — maybe even proud of — how carefully I had recorded that period of time," she continued.
Frank, chaotic and sometimes poetic, the biography describes in detail Dunham's transition through her teens. A feat she's seems to be interested in: "I have always believed that women chronicling their own lives, even (or especially) at their most mundane, is a radical act. That's why I thought the diaries might be worth sharing as a short book."
Is It Evil Not To Be Sure? by Lena Dunham is available now on Kindle. All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the charity, Girls Write Now.