Lena Dunham is a creative badass. At the age of 28, she's already been nominated for eight Emmy awards and won two Golden Globes for her hit show Girls, has written and directed two feature length films, and freelances for that little mag The New Yorker. She's also written a memoir, but if you're a true Girls groupie, you already knew that. Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” is a collection of humorous essays that you can grab in hardback for around $20 – or pay $38 and get the book and an evening with the author/actor/director/screenwriter/funny gal herself. That's right, Dunham is coming to San Francisco's gorgeous Nourse Theater on Thursday, Oct. 16 as part of City Arts & Lectures' fantastic "On Arts" series, which benefits 826 Valencia. This means you get a copy of the book, get to see Hannah Horvath Dunham in person, and help out a great local non-profit focused on nurturing the next generation of little Dunhams (and ... um...Adams?). Anyway, grab a ticket here. Update: These tickets have now sold out.
And mark your calendars for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 when Dunham's creative precursor of sorts, the fantastically talented Miranda July, comes to talk about her new book, a novel called The First Bad Men.
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