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Is This Really the Cover of "Girls" Creator Lena Dunham's Book?

Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO's Girls sold her book to Random House

Lena Dunham, the creator of HBO’s Girls, sold her book to Random House

Gawker has posted an alleged cover of Lena Dunham’s upcoming book which the writer and creator of HBO hit Girls reportedly sold to Random House for more than $3.5 million. I can’t tell from the tone of the Gawker piece if this is a real sneak peek at the cover or a mocking mock-up considering the hardcover hasn’t come out yet and it’s got a paperback dot whack on it. The writer of the Gawker post also presents it with sarcasm: “Here it is, weighing in at $56,000 or so per page.” Either way, I’m charmed by the retro-style cover — takes me back to the books of my childhood. You? She got the deal  on the strength of a 66-page proposal she sent around that included illustrations. Publishing execs think the humorous advice tome could be a bestseller along the lines of Tina Fey’s Bossypants. If so, 2013 will be another banner year for Random House which did so well this year thanks to E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey success that the company was able to give most of its employees a $5000 bonus, each.

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