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Lena Dunham Isn't Paying the Warm-Up Acts on Her Book Tour

Despite running a hit HBO show and landing a staggering $3.7M advance for her book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham apparently doesn't have enough cash to pay the warm-up acts featured on her book tour. According to The New York Times, around 600 people responded to Dunham's open call for fans with "singular talents" to perform as opening acts at several stops on her Not That Kind of Tour, and by "Not That Kind of Tour" Dunham means not the kind of tour that pays its performers. From NYT:

Last month, the writer, actor and producer Lena Dunham started an ambitious project. Nearly [...]

Lena Dunham Announces National Book Tour for 'Not That Kind of Girl'

This morning, Girls creator/star and soon-to-be bestselling author Lena Dunham announced tour dates for Not That Kind of Girl, her debut book due out September 30th. The tour will include stops in New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Portland, and LA and include special guest appearances by Zadie Smith, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Amy Schumer, and more. Dunham also announced that she's looking for fans with "singular talents" to perform as opening acts in several cities, so if you'd like to submit an audition video for when Dunham comes to your town you can check out all the info on the Not That Kind of Tour website.

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Lena Dunham Is Seeking $1 Million for Her New Advice Book

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is pitching her first book, tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, to publishers, and she’s starting the bidding at $1 million for the rights. Slate reports that the book will be a collection of personal essays on sex, relationships, friendships, work, traveling, and obsessing over death, and that in the intro, Dunham makes some self-deprecating jokes about whether her advice is worthwhile (even though she's asking for $1 million for it). I'm conflicted about which outdated "one million dollars" movie reference to close this post with. Should I compare Dunham to Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil or work [...]

Lena Dunham Gives Fans Advice in Her New Web Series 'Ask Lena'

To help promote her new book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham has launched a brand new web series called Ask Lena, which includes plenty of advice on writing, sex, feminism, OCD, loud people, and more. Watch Dunham give a fan some advice about writing from life experience above, then click through to watch her field some more sensitive questions:

Take a Look at Lena Dunham's $3.7 Million Book Proposal

Earlier this year, Girls star and creator Lena Dunham made headlines when she sold her first book to Random House for a whopping $3.7 million. Titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, it's full of "frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating to traveling to work" in the style of Helen Gurley Brown's Having It All. Now, Gawker has published the entire 66-page proposal for the book, which they point out made Dunham $56,000 a page. Head over to Gawker to take a look at the entire proposal, which you can use as a blueprint to scoring a $3.7 million book [...]

Read an Excerpt from Lena Dunham's Upcoming Book 'Not That Kind of Girl'

"Sitting with my mother in the beauty salon one afternoon, I come across an article about obsessive-compulsive disorder. A woman describes her life, so burdened with obsessions that she has to lick art in museums and crawl on the sidewalk. Her symptoms aren't much worse than mine: the magazine's description of her most horrible day parallels my average one. I tear the article out and bring it to Lisa, whose face crumples sympathetically, as though the moment she'd been dreading had finally arrived. It makes me want to throw my needlepoint supplies in her face. Do I have to do everything myself?"

- Lena Dunham looks back on the therapists [...]

The Bidding for Lena Dunham's New Book is at $3.6 Million (For Now)

We reported earlier this week that Lena Dunham is shopping around a new advice book (tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl) and that the starting bid for the book rights was $1 million, but in the days that've followed, the bidding has gotten a heck of a lot higher. Deadline tells us that, with the deal still not final, bidding is currently at $3.6 million. Stay tuned to see which side of NASA's annual budget Lena Dunham's paycheck lands on.