Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is today's It Girl. Lena is the star and creator of HBO's hit series, Girls. Dunham appeared as Cat in This is 40, and she also wrote, directed, and starred in the 2010 movie Tiny Furniture. She even won two Golden Globes this year: one for her role as Hannah in Girls and one for Girls for Best TV comedy or musical series. Multitalented Lena has a book deal with Random House for an upcoming essay collection.

What is Lena Dunham reading?

According to the February 8, 2013 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Lena is currently reading the Wendy Wasserstein biography by Julie Salamon titled, Wendy and the Lost Boys. In the article, Lena said, "She was one of the first adult writers I ever read. I was obsessed with [her play] The Heidi Chronicles."

What is Lena's all time favorite?
 Lena shares with Entertainment Weekly, "I love Lolita. I read it for the first time in fourth grade, because I was told that it had sexy parts...It has this incredible ability to flip the tables and remind you that characters are complex and humans are troubled."

You can follow Dunham on Twitter.


E.J. Wesley said...

I've seen a couple of episodes of Girls, and it's definitely genius. Lena understands her generation, and knows how to articulate that understanding to great effect.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are some interesting choices! Love it :)

Susan Fields said...

I started Lolita once but didn't get very far. Maybe I should give it another shot.