I was ok with the book until the last chapter–“Guide to Running Away.” There were some parts of the book that were enjoyable, some parts that inspired laughter, and others that were cringe-worthy. I felt that near the end, the the author was at a loss as to what was pertinent to the story. Or maybe she wasn’t, but that’s how I perceived it.
I liked the fact that it wasn’t your typical memoir. For instance, Dunham provided her food diary, which I found humorous, but I understand how some would consider this an unnecessary addition. I also got a kick out of her lists, but I admit, there were parts in her story that I could have done without.
Having said that, I think that being the controversial figure that she is, Dunham did not expect us to praise her book. I think that a lot of things that she says are tongue-in-cheek, and the fact that she does poke fun at herself and the fact that she vacillates between self-deprecation and narcissism, is just a testament to her character. One thing is for sure, I did not get bored reading her book. Was it amazing? No, I’ve found other tales more intriguing. However, there is something to learn in everyone’s story.