Girls star Lena Dunham book cover channels 1970s vibe
Published on Feb 11, 2014 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Lena Dunham, creator and star of cult TV hit Girls, will release her first book on October 7, she revealed on Monday, with a cover that harks back to the decade that taste forgot.
Dunham, 27, disclosed the publication date for Not That Kind Of Girl on her @lenadunham Twitter account, linking also to an Instagram photo of herself showing off the book's cover.
Bloggers immediately spotted a resemblance to the covers of Philip Roth novels, starting with Portnoy's Complaint in 1969 and, in the 1970s, Our Gang, My Life As A Man and a reprint of Goodbye, Columbus from 1959.
Random House paid more than US$3.5 million (S$4.4 million) in 2012 to secure the rights to Dunham's literary debut, a collection of essays subtitled A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'", the New York Times reported at the time.
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