Lena Dunham's Final Book Deal Figure: $3.5M

Creator of HBO's 'Girls' writing debut essay collection

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 8, 2012 11:56 AM CDT

(Newser) The crazy bidding is over for Lena Dunham's hotly anticipated debut book, and the 26-year-old's deal is with Random House for more than $3.5 million, the New York Times reports. Dunham, the creator and star of HBO's Girls, covers topics including work, friendship, and sex in the essay collection Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned. Random House confirmed the acquisition in a statement today, calling Dunham's voice "fresh, wise, so assured" and comparing her to Helen Gurley Brown, David Sedaris, and Nora Ephron.

Actress Lena Dunham poses at the premiere of the HBO original series Girls, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in New York.
Actress Lena Dunham poses at the premiere of the HBO original series "Girls," Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in New York.   (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
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