Is It Evil That I'm Not Published?

About 3 months ago, Lena Dunham released an e-book of short stories called Is It Evil Not To Be Sure? In it, she pulls excerpts from a 2005-2006 word doc titled creative snippets and observations journal. Personally, I had a Password Journal that I kept off of this crap in, but then again I wasn't in college at the time. I was 14. But enough about me.

Her point in all of this? To remind us that even our most worthless of memories are worth preserving. 

It is, in all actuality, is a collection of tales in which Dunham is at her bitchiest, most vulnerable, most relatable self. And now, because I shamelessly subscribe to Lenny, which featured an excerpt from the e-book - a few choice quotes to show you what I mean: 

I fucking hate this girl.

Yaaas, Lena. Yaas. 

I nap deeply. 

Siestas are the most important part of any brilliant woman's day. 

I just want what is owed to me. I just want what is mine.

Same, girl. Same. 

I know what you're thinking. Why does Lena get to share stories with the world that probably only her closest friends would care about? I mean, I could share my life story with you, but I won't because: 

1. No one cares about that. 
2. I'm not Lena Dunham, and backed by some hip publishing company in NYC. Nor do I have her cult-like following of unwavering supporters. But I am one of them.  

All of the proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to Girls Write Now, a program that gives povo high-school girls the education and opportunities they need to get their own writing out into the world. So like, that's pretty cool and awesomely humble of her. 

And so, here we are. Me, an unpublished writer with at least 5 solid, hand-written diaries waiting to be peeped by the world. And you, reading about Lena Dunham's latest publication, probably fuming because she's famous. 

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