02/06/2014 07:48 BST | Updated 02/06/2014 07:59 BST

'Not That Kind Of Girl': Lena Dunham Lifts The Lid On What Sex Is Like In Your Twenties


If there's one girl HuffPost UK Lifestyle can't get enough of, it's Lena Dunham.

Dubbed 'the voice of a generation', the talented 28-year-old has brought the opinions, worries and humour of a previously unheard generation to the forefront of the media, mainly through her award-winning series 'Girls'. If you haven't watched it, do.

Now she's promoting her latest book 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'', a series of memoirs discussing everything from sex and relationships, to work struggles and self-confidence.

"If I can take what I've learned to make one menial job easier for you, prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you have to keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine has been worthwhile," she said at Book Expo America, on Saturday.

Random House have paid more than $3.5million for the collection of memoirs, written for "women who grew up in the internet age".

The book, which will be available on 30 September 2014, with the following introduction by Lena:

If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile.

This book contains stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises I had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing your body, having to prove yourself in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep me up at night.

I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you with this book, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or having the kind of sexual encounter where you keep your sneakers on.

No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a registered dietician. I am not a married mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle.

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