The Funny Female Memoir

Screen shot 2013-05-29 at 12.03.23 PMLena Dunham, creator of the HBO hit series Girls, recently signed 3.5 million dollar book contact for a memoirWhen published, Dunham’s book will share shelf space with bestsellers like Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened:  A Mostly True Memoir and Heather McDonald’s My Inapropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable For Small Children, Nuns Or Mature Adults. Part humor, part memoir, books in this category are almost always written by women and openly explore sex, drinking and even mental illness in a brazen and unrepentant manner.  And readers, especially those that are not offended easily, are snapping them up.

Listen in as I report on these memoirs for public radio’s Word of Mouth.