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Anyone read the book or going to the book talk at The Southbank on Friday?
points I really liked and then pages and pages and pages of text that I had no idea why I was reading it. So many of the articles feel like filler, but there are many great lucid moments in it.
when people point out how long it takes them to read a book.
Laurie Penny said she read Russell Brand's book in an hour over the weekend - try and beat that!
I read Lena Dunham's book on the Waterloo and City line last week. Blitzed it.
I'm dyslexic and often have trouble finishing books, so for me that phrase was meant to imply something about the book. Hope that's enough for you , Geoff.
Sorry - I didn't know you were dyslexic.
but I think it's little much to come back with that sort of "so nerr" shaming. If you meant to make that context then you should have said it in the original post, otherwise we're all just thinking you're saying it's ridiculously short and probably not worth paying full price for.
he was just being a dick.
copy of the book and so I haven't read it yet. The reviews that I've read are generally favourable although I imagine parts of it could be hit and miss as you say. Nonetheless, I look forward to checking it out.
It's next on my to-read list.
Only a few months until season 4 of Girls!
I've heard mixed things about the book and my expectations aren't that high anyway. I know I'm going to have that Anastacia song stuck in my head the whole time I'm reading it too.
and to be fair to her I'd imagine she was pretty far removed from the whole business in the first place.
I like Girls but LD as a person is not super for me and I don't think I'll end up reading this. That's fine.
I don't really know anything about her beyond girls but if Twitter's taught me one thing it's that all celebrities are basically unendingly awful.
I'm on twitter and I'm a constant delight.
When did you change your tune and start using Americanisms?
before someone points out its a joke.
havent read the book yet though.
might pick up a copy.
audacity to bring her noticably slimmer face with her too. How dare she.
A lot of discontented people on Twitter with regards to the fact that she won't be signing books in person at The Royal Festival Hall tomorrow but people will get a pre-signed book. In her defence it was never promoted as a meet and greet signing thing and I think The RFH is a 2000+ capacity hall. Too many people for something like that.
Does seem that she can't so much as wipe her arse without someone having an opinion on it. She seems subject to intense scrutiny in the form of online thinkpieces and broadsheet editorial comment. Is this all fair?
see her as the voice of her generation.
Some people really, really hate this woman to an unhealthy degree, huh.
she admitted to sexually abusing someone
if its gonna get into child sexual abuse apology.
I got a bit bored tonight and watched Graham Norton and she was on there. All of the guests seemed pretty annoying, but she seemed to be the most annoying - i don't know. it's almost as if she a forced humour and a bit of the old 'I'm so wacky, i'm so CRAZY' kind of thing. I don't know. i didn't warm to her. Not sure why she's the 'voice of a generation' either to be honest. Perhaps I should read her book. I don't think i will.
If anyone wants to read a really good book than go for Viv Albertine's. I'm reading it the second time through. She's great.
and Caitlin Moran on Friday. Lena Dunham came across as a very smart and funny, but I am a huge fan of hers. Girls is a terrific series as is the film Tiny Furniture. The character she plays in Girls is a troubled girl that suffers from anxiety and OCD and is autobiographic of her own life I think. I'm not sure who labelled her the "voice of a generation" to begin with but it seems to have stuck unfortunately and she's a successful young woman that doesn't perhaps fit the media mould it's sort of used against her very often. I can see why people may not warm to her but some of the abuse she gets on Twitter and even in established press is simply unforgivable. I really couldn't see a young male director/writer/producer getting this level of abuse.
Anyway, the best way to see what you really think of her is to check out the first series of Girls which is probably the best. If you liked Frances Ha you may well like Girls. Also, a brilliant film I saw earlier this year at The BFI called Girlfriends is worth checking out too. It's from the late 70s. It probably links Girls and Frances Ha in a sort of way. Claudia Weill that directed that film directed some episodes of Girls I think but even on its own Girlfriends is a terrific film.