Elizabeth Entenman
May 18, 2016 8:17 am

Lena Dunham published her book Not That Kind of Girl a year and a half ago, and we’ve been impatiently waiting for more ever since. Yesterday, our prayers were answered! Lena pulled a Beyoncé and surprised the world with a new book.

The collection, called Is it evil not to be sure?, is a handful of her most personal diary entries. Or as she calls it, her “Creative Snippers and Observations Journal.” The entries date back more than 10 years!

“Earlier this year, recuperating in bed from surgery and feeling painfully adult, I found my journals from 2005/2006 on an old hard drive,” Lena told BuzzFeed. “I was, of course, full of the kind of mortification that is part and parcel with meeting a former version of yourself, a woefully misguided girl despite to be embraced by even the least exemplary specimens of young American malehood.”

“But I was also moved by — maybe even proud of — how carefully I had recorded that period of time, my younger self’s commitment to capturing the kinds of hyper-internal formative moments so often lost to adulthood,” Lena continued. “I have always believed that women chronicling their own lives, even (or especially) at their most mundane, is a radical act.”

You can get Is it evil not to be sure? now as an eBook. Best of all, the proceeds from the book go to Girls Write Now, a writing and mentoring organization for girls in New York.