'Girls' creator Lena Dunham gets 7-figure book deal
Actress Lena Dunham arrives at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. (Invision / Jordan Strauss)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, October 8, 2012 1:05PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 8, 2012 2:29PM EDT
NEW YORK -- "Girls" creator Lena Dunham has a seven-figure book deal with Random House.
The 26-year-old Dunham, who received Emmy nominations as producer, director, writer and actor for the HBO comedy, has an agreement for the essay collection "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned."
"In the tradition of Helen Gurley Brown, David Sedaris and Nora Ephron, Dunham's book will offer frank and funny advice on everything from sex to eating to travelling to work," Random House said in an announcement Monday. Dunham said in statement that she was eager "to produce the most thoughtful and personal book" she could.
Random House spokeswoman Theresa Zoro said that no publication date has been set.
Numerous publishers bid for the book. Random House declined to offer financial details, but several competitors have said bidding exceeded $3.5 million.
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