Lena Dunham Drops a Surprise New Book: Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?
When Beyoncé released her surprise album, blowing up the Internet with unannounced new music and videos, she definitely started a trend. The latest celeb to shock their fans with a new project: Lena Dunham, who revealed this morning that her new book will be available today, May 17.
The Girls star took to Instagram to share a photo of her new book, Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?, a collection of her diary entries from her "secret" 19-year-old journal. According to Amazon, the book is “a collection of entries from Lena Dunham’s diary ... from the fall of 2005 and the spring of 2006. It is a candid, chaotic, and occasionally poetic snapshot of a young person becoming an adult.”
Dunham shared details about the project in Tuesday's Lenny Letter, a newsletter that she founded with Jenni Konner, and explained why she decided to revisit her old writings. “I’ve mostly avoided rereading my diaries, which are all typed, due to my near-pathological aversion to my own handwriting. But in March, felled by illness and regressing in surprising ways, I wanted to pick that aforementioned scab. So I revisited a year’s worth of personal recollections: the 2005–2006 running Word doc I called 'creative snippets and observations journal,' and now I’m releasing them in a limited-edition book,” she wrote.
The proceeds from book sales will go to Girls Write Now, which “provides opportunities and education to underserved high-school girls so they can use writing for its highest purposes: catharsis, activism, and envisioning a better future,” Dunham added.