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In between writing, acting and producing HBO's hit show “Girls,” 28-year-old Lena Dunham has defied the laws of time and space to write a memoir. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's “Learned” is a collection of essays from a smart, citified, 20-something feminist. Dunham will be in L.A. to sign copies of her book at Barnes & Noble at the Grove. But be warned, this is the One Direction of book of events. To be eligible for the event, you need to purchase at least one copy of Not That Kind of Girl at the Grove B&N starting at 9 a.m. You'll receive a wristband, which allows you to return at 7 p.m. to wait patiently for Dunham to sign your copy. But it should be worth it. Loosely inspired by Helen Gurley Brown's shoulder pads and 1980s best-seller Having It All, Dunham's incredible talent and aim as a writer does not disappoint. “I'm already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you,” she writes in the introduction. “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, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on Earth.” Much like her character, Hannah Horvath, on Girls, Dunham's memoir is unconventionally funny and endearingly awkward. But unlike Horvath, she'll be fully clothed for this event. Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Beverly Grove; Tue., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; $28 book purchase required for entry. (323) 525-0270, barnesandnoble.com.

Tue., Oct. 14, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 10/14/14)

LA Weekly