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Look who’s seven figures richer! After a bidding war between publishers, Lena Dunham’s book of advice was picked up for more than $3.5 million on Monday. 

Dunham’s new advice book with the official title, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, was signed by Random House Publishing Group, saying it was “thrilled” to pick up the series of essays and stories by the creator of HBO’s Girls.

The 26-year-old’s first book will include anecdotes from the most awkward and exciting moments of her life, including the first time she had sex, dates with older men, fashion mishaps, struggles with body image and eating healthy, travelling to new places, and professional endeavors.

In a statement from Random House, the book was described as offering “frank and funny advice” in the style of other authors like Nora Ephron, David Sedaris, and former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine Helen Gurley Brown.

The book’s proposal included 66 pages of Dunham’s signature wit, complete with color and illustrations.

Bidding for the book ensued last week, sparking a war between potential publishers that was said to have reached $3.7 million. Random House did not disclose full financial details, but several competitors have reported the final bid to be more than $3.5 million. The date of publication is still to be determined.

Dunham is the writer, creator, producer, and star of Girls, which starts its second season on HBO in January.

What do you think? Is Lena Dunham’s advice book really worth millions?

  • http://twitter.com/akacj7 Caroline J.

    wowee wow wow. that is a LOT of mula mangoola! i’ll probably buy it, especially if there are illustrations.

  • http://theresabloginmysoup.blogspot.ca/ Kate Pawson Studer

    Wow! Well, good for her! I’m in awe of everything she’s accomplished at such a young age. She’s smart, talented, funny–I think her book will reflect all of those traits and I for one will definitely pick up a copy when it’s published!

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