25 life lessons we learned from Lena Dunham
By JOHN BOONE
Lena Dunham's book, Not That Kind of Girl, is out now! So look at this post in one of two ways: 1) A sampling of what kind of advice you might expect to find in her book (where Lena is willing and able to give it!). Or 2) If you can't afford the book, the best you're going to get for free. Pony up if you want the in-depth stuff!
1. The importance of a good night's sleep.
When I was little I used to get myself to bed by imagining a situation where someone said "fall asleep in five minutes or I'll murder you."- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) December 12, 2012
2. Too much of a good thing can also be bad.
Hell hath no fury like a woman who has accidentally napped.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 7, 2012
3. Write what you know.
I have written two song parodies today! "Gonna have to face it you're addicted to nuts" and "I got zits, they're multiplying." (hate myself)- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2012
4. Knowledge is power.
A smattering of my recent googles: "lump in throat" "Williamsburg smoothie" "hit you with a 69"- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 11, 2012
5. An eye for an eye is the just way to dole out revenge.
p.s. Sorry I said "jammies." You are totally justified in slapping me, or tying me up and whispering the word "moist" again and again.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 16, 2012
6. Fashion fades, style is eternal.
Just tried on an outfit that can only be described as "Selena Gomez's aunt who just wants to party"- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 1, 2012
7. Dress for the career you want.
8. Technology will be the end of us! The singularity is coming!
My life is just one big accidental FaceTime- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 17, 2012
9. But we're all going to die eventually. So. Whatever.
Hey word police : slutty is one of my favorites I will never stop applying it to MYSELF until I'm slutting it up in my dirty dirty grave :/- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 1, 2014
10. How to manage your money.
If buying all my underwear at Walgreens is wrong then I don't wanna be right- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 15, 2014
11. Dream big. #ASPIRE
12. Have goals. #DRIVE
This trip to Venice has been beautiful. It's also been a reminder of how badly I want to fall into the water for attention.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 30, 2014
Remember 7th grade when a girl scratched your knee and said "this is what an orgasm feels like" and you wanted to say YOU KNOW NOTHING- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) May 26, 2012
Great bit: exit a public restroom, point at your vagina and say "wish this thing came with an owner's manual, y'know!?"- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 12, 2014
15. That communication is key.
Nothing says "I don't really want to chat" like sitting alone in a restaurant with your laptop open next to your personal pan pizza- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 16, 2013
16. That communication is key :)
Even those with mad counter-cultural swagger are not immune to adding a ":)" to the end of a text that they're scared will offend someone.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 6, 2012
17. Keep your friends close and your friends that look good in Instagrams closer.
18. Show empathy.
My cab driver just muttered to himself "where did I go wrong? Why didn't I have the moxy to go forward?" So now I am crying again.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 27, 2014
19. Show compassion.
An unseen unknown neighbor sighs and moans all night. I hope he is getting laid but I am scared he is dying.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 17, 2012
20. Respect must be earned.
"This boy at the airport is chic as f*ck"
21. Porn Stars: They're Just Like Us!
You guys, James Deen looks like a guy who works in marketing who your friend would bring to your birthday party without asking- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 10, 2012
22. You always have choices in life.
Kate Middleton is pregnant! Will she keep it?- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 9, 2014
23. But seriously: Don't be afraid to fight for your rights.
24. Don't be afraid to speak up for what you believe in.
A tragic reminder that the conversation about mental health CANNOT stop. Money, fame, artistic freedom- none of it is a barrier.- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 12, 2014
25. And maybe the most important lesson of all:
There are so many things in this life I want and none of them are to be massaged publicly at an airport kiosk- Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 1, 2012
Public massages really are gross. Stop that, people.
KEEP READING: Find out what Lena will be up to on her book tour!