If you haven’t guessed it by now, Lena Dunham’s “Girls” character, Hannah Horvath, is largely based on herself.
Not all of Hannah, but certainly fragments of the lovable role that’s helped HBO ratings soar each time a new season premieres.
Now Dunham is revealing all of herself, down to the core, without the help of Hannah, in her new book, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.”
While the story in its entirety won’t be available until Sept. 30, the 28-year-old actress-writer’s first excerpt entitled “Difficult Girl” was released in The New Yorker’s Sept. 1 issue.
“I am 8, and I am afraid of everything,” the story begins. “The list of things that keep me up at night includes but is not limited to: appendicitis, typhoid, leprosy, unclean meat, foods I haven’t seen emerge from their packaging, foods my mother hasn’t tasted first so that if we die we die together, homeless people, headaches, rape, kidnapping, milk, the subway, sleep.”
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