This book was brought to my attention by Lena’s advocacy for youth mental health around the world and her hilarious comedy. I thought, what have I got to loose and I’m so glad I did.
Lena Dunham is a hilarious human being full of life and in turn, experiences. She must have been the worst child to have parented but, lucky for us, they persisted creating a feminist and LGBTI advocate icon!
The autobiography paints a picture of the life of Lena through adolescence suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder and a rebellious nature. The book is definitely not for the faint-hearted or the young at heart (due to sexual abuse and childhood trauma) but is very informative in allowing others to understand empathy and mental illness through the eyes of another person.
Full of stories, essays, emails and rants, Lena effectively engages her prominently female audience in this easy to read book full of youthful wisdom.