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December 11, 2012

Lena Dunham book leaks

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Lena Dunham at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Supporting Characters on April 25. Photo by David Shankbone

Lena Dunham at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Supporting Characters on April 25. Photo by David Shankbone

The book proposal that landed "Girls" creator Lena Dunham a $3.7 million publishing deal was leaked online on Monday.

The 66-page proposal explains the ideas behind the book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and reveals it will be divided into six sections: Work, Friendship, Body, Sex, Love and Big Picture, the Christian Science Monitor reported. The structure of the book by the Jewish actress, writer and director is inspired by the late Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s “Having It All.”

“I’ve never kept a diary,” Dunham wrote in the introduction. “I remember being given a journal around age six, penning a long paragraph about my massive crush on Colin Bliss (what a name!) and then leaving it casually strewn open on the kitchen counter for my parents to ‘find.’ Here was my feeling: if a girl writes in her diary and no one’s there to read it did she really write at all?”

Some notable quotes from the proposal include: “Every ice pop I ate, every movie I watched, every poem I wrote was tinged with a fearful loss,” and “I’ve been in therapy since I was seven.”

The leaked proposal was posted on various blogs and websites, but was taken down when Dunham’s attorney intervened. There is still no word if she is writing the book naked while eating cake.

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