Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Being only a year younger than Lena Dunham, I related to many of her experiences, and to quote Girls I think she does, "captures something really true about the uncertainty of being our age."
Dunham's quirky spirit energises her work, and the way she recounts her road to womanhood is refreshing. Dunham freely expresses her uncertainty about events in her life but infuses all of these troubling emotions with a sense of acceptance and wisdom.
One of my favourites, "The end never comes when you think it will. It's always ten steps past the worst moment, then a weird turn to the left.“ I found myself nodding with identification.
Many reviewers rallied against her "privileged" upbringing but as Dunham says herself, "There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman" — regardless of experience, I agree.