Lena Dunham may just be the voice of our generation

2014-10-01 15:31
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New York — In the pilot episode of Girls, Lena Dunham's character, Hannah, tells her parents that she believes she's meant to share her writing talent with others.

"I think I may be the voice of my generation," her character said with a pause, "or at least the voice of a generation."

Lena is now providing a voice for other millennials on the HBO comedy series - that follows a group of girls in their mid-20s - on her Twitter account and in her new book, Not That Kind of Girl.

She will be embarking on an 11-city book tour, with warm-up acts that were selected from video auditions. They were tapped to perform without pay, however the Gawker website calculated how much Dunham would make on her advance and from ticket sales for those appearances and spoke out.

Dunham responded to the Gawker website on Twitter saying:

Lena, 28, talked about her book in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

She said: "It is important to me to provide life lessons to others. ... I don't think there is one person who is qualified to share their eternal wisdom and fix everybody up, and I'm sure there are a lot of people who would disagree with all the choices I have made, but for me, it just makes me feel like all my mistakes might have some kind of use when I feel that I might be imparting some comfort or knowledge onto other young people."

When asked about the challenges of writing a book compared to writing  TV series, she said: "You're just alone with your thoughts. There's so much collaboration that happens on a television set. There's a prop meeting every day and a costume meeting and a conversation with your writers and a conversation with your actors and I love and cherish that."

"But there was also something really nice about rediscovering my solitary writer's voice. ... and also moments where I was like, 'I have been alone for hours with my stupid thoughts!'"

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