"Not That Kind of Girl" by Lena Dunham is a book about the author's experiences that she had deemed worth sharing. She wanted other people to learn from her mistakes and she does this through five sections; Love & Sex, Body, Friendship, Work and Big Picture. Each section is comprised of many short chapters that illustrates examples of past experiences and reflections of the author. The main thesis of the book is "It's okay not to be okay. You are not alone. We all make mistakes."
Lena develops this thesis through the book in different sections and different examples. In the first section of the book, Love & Sex, as the title already gives it away, is about love and sex. She opens the section with her first sexual encounter and how it was not what she imagined and how other people had made it up to be this huge life-changing experience.
Lena also tells readers about how she thought she was in love but actually wasn't because from past experiences, the definition of real love has clouded her thoughts of what it actually is. In this way Lena is sending the message that it is okay to be in love lots of times. Love can be translated into many things and every person needs different kinds of love. Falling in love is very different from platonic love and most people don't know the difference between the two. People will probably not learn the difference between the two without learning from their own experiences. Lena described in the book how some of her relationships are mostly about sex and nothing else. Or how most of her relationships were to prevent her from feeling lonely. In the last chapter of the Love & Sex section, she described what she...