UPDATE: “Not That Kind of Girl” sells to Random House for $3.7 million.
EARLIER: Strike while the iron is hot. Following her four Emmy nominations, 26-year-old writer-director-actress Lena Dunham coninues her consummate overachieving with a book proposal worth $3.6 million, per Deadline New York.
The outline for a collection of essays, currently titled “Not That Kind of Girl,” is half-inspired by late “Cosmo” editor Helen Gurley Brown’s “Having It All,” although Dunham knowingly admits that Brown’s notorious, feminist-ruffling advice book is a bit bonkers.
True to the self-deprecating nature of Dunham’s film and TV work, her “Not That Kind of Girl” proposal features outlines and sample chapters of personal tales focusing on such poignant-funny-embarrassing topics as her virginity loss, attempts to eat healthily and Woody Allen-style death obsessing. Hannah Horvath would be proud.