While we here at Vh1 are all proud alumni of the Get That Money, Honey School of Economics, some people seem to be completely stroking out over news of Lena Dunham‘s alleged $3.5 million book deal. “Lena Dunham became eligible to vote in 2004, so you should listen to her,” Gawker’s John Cook fumes. “Keep your hate pure, kids.” Declared The A.V. Club, “Of course, $3.7 million may seem like a lot, but consider how often you yourself have been tormented with self-doubt about what you’re wearing to the Met Ball, and what you might pay for advice that made you feel as though Lena Dunham understands you.” Lol, guys. Come on. “Hannah Horvath would be seething with jealousy right now,” EW joked about the deal. Yeah, and she’s not the only one. Search “Lena Dunham” and “book deal” on Twitter to behold a diva-off of impressive proportions. Does no one listen to Ellen DeGeneres or Nicki Minaj anymore? Don’t people realize that Lena’s haters are surely her best motivators?
The New York Times announced the Girls creator’s rumored deal with Random House this morning. The book, currently dubbed Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, will offer “frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating to traveling to work,” including one essay entitled “Red lipstick with a sunburn: How to dress for a business meeting and other hard-earned fashion lessons from the size 10 who went to the Met Ball.” We just hope Lena writes at least one essay about having everyone in the world be jealous of her. Okaaaaay? Get that book deal scrilla, girl!
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