Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Dunham Floats $1M Book Proposal
Mark Seliger / HBO
Step one to becoming the voice of a generation: have popular television show. Step two: write advice book. Twenty-six-year-old Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is shopping around a million-dollar book proposal, tentatively titled "Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham." Slate obtained an email of the proposal. In an intro, Dunham says that Helen Gurley Brown was an inspiration—though she thinks Brown’s advice is crazy. The book will include her stories about losing her virginity, eating, and death.