It’s safe to say that Lena Dunham is past the point of a normal 20-something’s life, having conquered critical hearts with Girls and Tiny Furniture while also finding a way to get Emmy recognition. As her success derives from her ability to be a knowing voice of this generation, that’s made the next career step an obvious one: a collection of advice and anecdotes titled Not That Kind of Girl, which is currently being shopped around publishing houses.
What’s really astonishing, at least to me, is how much money publishers are apparently willing to dole out for the rights: Deadline reports that the bidding is up to $3.6 million, which is just a crazy amount of money considering I thought books not written by J.K. Rowling aren’t supposed to sell. I wonder if it’s more than Mindy Kaling got for her book? But hey, there’s no more sacred creed in America than “get money, get paid,” so all of the props in the world for Dunham’s coup.