“Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham Review

“Not That Kind of Girl” by Lena Dunham Review


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.






Hi guys! Here are my tips on how to get the best out of journalling and how I conduct it!


You can have your journal/diary in paper form or electronic form.

I personally have my diary in a google form format so that I have structure in what I am to write! I also make it a part of my homepage so that whenever I use my computer I am reminded to do my journalling.

I try to answer every question!

My diary/journal looks a little something like this:



This helps with statistical analysis over time.




Helps me to link back feelings with major events/occasions.




This is a time of letting go of my day.




Helps me to let go of my emotions and put them onto paper (or a computer).




This is just specific for me because I am a horrible sleeper. Bad sleep is often linked to low mood!




Forces you to think of something great that happened in the day.




Helps you to let go of the not so good things that happened.





Helps you with gratitude and overall mood.




This question is to combat feelings of worthlessness and pointlessness.




Helps to in becoming a better person!




Helps me in sparking my imagination, creativity and problem solving!




This is so that I don’t just forget everything I learned at school that day and instead reflect over my day.




This is the start of the SWOT technique (Strength, weakness, opportunity, threat) mainly used in business meetings. Seems to be working on a personal level as well.




Helps me in improving as a person.




Helps me in making the most of my day.




Helps me in recognising my fears and insecurities.




I hope this example can help you in starting and keeping your own journalling habits!