Dunham drops new book

Looking for a good book to add to your summer reading list? Search no more, because Lena Dunham just surprised everyone with a new release just in time for your first beach reading day of the season.

According to Buzzfeed, the Girls star and showrunner dropped a new book called Is It Evil Not to Be Sure? on Tuesday, May 17. A “collection of entries from Lena Dunham’s diary — or what she called her ‘Creative Snippets and Observations Journal’ — from the fall of 2005 and the spring of 2006,” Amazon says the book is a “candid, chaotic and occasionally poetic snapshot of a young person becoming an adult.”

While the book’s release was both covert and exciting, perhaps more exciting is its charitable ties: Amazon says the profits from the book’s sales will benefit Girls Write Now, a community of female writers that support and guide high school girls in developing their voices through writing.

Speaking exclusively to Buzzfeed on the launch of her second title, Dunham explained that she discovered the journal entries on an only hard drive after recovering from surgery. While sifting through the words of her youth, the actress said that she was proud of how she documented her formative years, offering:

“I have always believed that women chronicling their own lives, even (or especially) at their most mundane, is a radical act. That’s why I thought the diaries might be worth sharing as a short book, with proceeds going to Girls Write Now and their mission to give young women the tools to tell their own stories.”

To purchase a digital copy of Dunham’s book, click here.


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