Lena Dunham, the 26 year old creator of the hit HBO show Girls, is shopping for a book deal and damn, publishers want this woman’s book. According to Deadline.com, the bidding war has skyrocketed to $3.6 million and could go up from there. Are you as jealous as I am? What I would do to be in her shoes!
Mike Flemming from Deadline.com writes, “The numbers for the book of advice and anecdotes from the 26-year old creator of the HBO series Girls should go even higher as publishers see her as an influential creative voice for young women. She met yesterday with editors. Stay tuned.”
Kim Witherspoon of InkWell Management is Dunham’s literary agent and is working hard on a getting a deal done. The Huffington Post reports, “Witherspoon is an ideal agent to contend for Dunham’s deal, as she herself founded an agency at 26 years old and now represents the likes of Sophie Kinsella, Lionel Shriver and Anthony Bourdain, the New York Observer notes.”
As an avid watcher of Girls, I will tell the truth, I wasn’t too crazy about the writing at first – it was definitely different. But I hung in there and gave the show and Dunham a chance – and I’m so happy I did. I will definitely be one of the millions of girls who buy and read this book.
Dunham, hurry up and sign this book deal already! I’m sure she already has the whole book written – she’s such an overachiever. I have some catching up to do.
Update: Vulture reports, “She (Lena Dunham) sold her much-discussed advice book to Random House for an undisclosed — but definitely higher than $3.5 million — amount. The next Oberlin Grape staff meeting should be bonkers.”