Looks as though Lena Dunham is going to need new material to ground her HBO show Girls, as she is definitely not just one of the girls anymore. The wildly success of the candid show about twentysomething women traipsing around in Brooklyn has skyrocketed Dunham to quick fame, and with fame comes book deals of course.
Currently the Emmy-nominated creator, writer, and sometimes director Dunham is shopping around her first book for a whopping $3.6 million dollars. When it was first shopped on Monday it was reported that Dunham’s book would go for $1 million, which was still a jaw dropping price for an apparent dying industry. By this morning the bidding war for the book has jumped as high as $3.6 million, according to Deadline.
“The numbers for the book of advice and anecdotes from the 26-year old creator of the HBO series Girls should go even higher as publishers see her as an influential creative voice for young women. She met yesterday with editors. Stay tuned.”
The book titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham will be a fan favorite for those who enjoy Girls on a regular basis, as the book is being shopped around as a compilation of essays from Lena, where she will dispense all of her girl troubles and what she has learned along the way about herself, and relationships in general. If it’s anything like Lena’s on screen relationship with Adam on Girls, readers are in for a doozy.
In the book’s proposal it is said that the advice book will cover Lena’s accounts of “losing her virginity, trying to eat well (detailed diet journal included), obsessing about death, and so on, along with tips about how to stay focused on work, how not to ruin a potential relationship, and what have you.”
Dunham’s potential multi-million dollar book deal is only one point of her long list of accomplishments. The filmmaker has gone on to write for The New Yorker, and her first feature length film Tiny Furniture won Best Narrative Feature at Sundance in 2010.