The new book you need to read – Not That Kind of Girl

Not That Kind of Girl is a MUST READ for any lady. It was recommended to me by a fellow intern who mentioned that she wished she read it 5 years ago and I couldn’t agree more with her. I actually finished it the day after I bought it! (reading can be an expensive hobby when you constantly find great books!).
Not That Kind of Girl is a journey though Lena Dunham’s life (you might know her from the TV series Girls). This book is so special because it highlights the beauty in all imperfections, especially the ones that come with being a young woman in today’s society. Thoughout the book Lena discusses crucial topics such as love, sex, body image, friendship, work, education and how to prove yourself in a room full of men. Lena outlines all of the struggles of growing up in a frank yet entertaining manner that makes this book impossible to put down.

“I’m already predicting my future shame in thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.”
– Lena Dunham in Not That Kind of Girl

It’s definitely one to put on the Christmas wish-list!

Author: Lauren Shuttleworth

Founder and Director of Words With Heart. Passionate about conservation, women’s and girls’ education, and really good gelato.