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
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)

(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. (Read more Lena Dunham stories.)

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