Friday, January 11, 2013

Lena Dunham’s Ideal Bookshelf

To paraphrase an episode title from HBO's Girls, all reading women do. Have a stocked bookshelf, that is. Lena Dunham especially. Just in time for the show's second season premiere, Vulture has an exclusive look at her entry for the book My Ideal Bookshelf (Little, Brown), which came out in November. 

Edited by Thessaly La Force, the book asked authors, musicians, chefs, and other notables to discuss the books that mattered most to them. Then artist Jane Mount illustrated an imaginary bookshelf stocked with said books. Dunham explains her bookshelf, which did not appear in the November edition, thus:
"I chose a mixture of the 'great' books that have formed me (Nabokov, Beat writing, notable American poetry) and the fringier ones (my dad's copy of How to Disappear scared me senseless, and the Clueless book series allowed me to go everywhere with Cher). I love children's books and graphic novels, especially ones with scrappy girls at the center. Also, I still miss my pet rabbit Chester — my facialist says that rabbit souls vibrate on my frequency."

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