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Lena Dunham hopes to empower women with new book 'Not That Kind of Girl'

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Actress Lena Dunham is excitedly spreading the word about her new book, "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'," which is designed to empower and inform other women. Lena used Instagram for sharing the news, reported the Huffington Post.

"It's official. Coming 10/7/14" read the caption of Lena's photo.

Known for her success with HBO's "Girls," Lena is using her writing skills to focus on "what I've learned in this life," she writes.

The book covers multiple topics, Lena has revealed. It's "about fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing your body, having to prove yourself in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep me up at night."

And Lena hopes to empower other women with her book, noting "I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle."

Lena recently told The Guardian that she feels confident about her perspective.

Girls are trained to say, 'I wrote this, but it's probably really stupid.' Well, no, you wouldn't write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, 'I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.' Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don't go, 'Thank you', you go, 'No, you're insane.'

You can pre-order Lena's book "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"" now by clicking here.

The Hollywood Reporter that the book is "taking its inspiration from feminist field guides like Helen Gurley Brown's "Having It All." It describes the book "as an irreverent hybrid of memoir and advice book.



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