Girls creator Lena Dunham ignites multi-million dollar bidding war, as offers for her debut book reach $3.7million
15:24 GMT, 8 October 2012
Lena Dunham's book proposal has ignited a multi-million dollar bidding war between five publishers, it has been claimed.
According to new reports one U,S. publishing house has offered the 26-year-old a deal worth $3.7million.
The Girls creator's debut tome, tentatively titled Not That Kind
of Girl: Advice, is said to feature a series of autobiographical essays covering a range of topics from sex to death.
Hot property: Lena Dunham's book proposal has reportedly ignited a multi-million dollar bidding war between publishers
The Hollywood Reporter adds that Kim Witherspoon of New York-based Inkwell Management has been soliciting bids on behalf of Ms Dunham and a decision is expected to be reached this week.
The literary agent currently represents the likes of Sophie Kinsella, Lionel Shriver and Anthony Bourdain.
Ms Dunham's literary work is thought to be inspired by late Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown's Having It All, and will serve as an advice manual for women.
The Slate notes that it will feature 'candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well, obsessing about death'.
Literary success: Lena Dunham pictured with Carrie Brownstein at a party thrown by New Yorker editor David Remnick over the weekend
One section will also 'recount various
ways in which older men continue to be condescending and sexist, and
will describe “the most awkward date ever with an older director.”
The reported offers put Ms Dunham close to the $5 million Tina Fey scored in 2008 for Bossypants,
which went on to sell more than one million copies after it was
published in 2011.
Ms Dunham's painfully frank accounts of awkward sex, job failure, abortion and weight issues have helped her secure success as a writer and director.
Her HBO series Girls is currently filming its second season, after the first run received five Emmy nominations.
Over the weekend she was spotted at a party thrown by New Yorker editor David Remnick, with guests including Ben Stiller, Lisa Kudrow and Patti Smith.