Brooklyn Heights, Celebrity Residents

Lena Dunham Could Probably Soon Buy Mansion House, As Book Deal Reaps $3.6M

October 4, 2012

Poor, poor misguided Uley… On the “Entertainment Weekly” website, he comments, “Is Lena Dunham honestly that big of a draw? To the general public, she’s a no name. I know of her, but I’m not interested in reading a book by her. Seems like publishers might be jumping the gun on this one.” Those literary types, however, obviously recognize the Brooklyn Heights’ resident as “an influential creative voice for young women.”

And so… the heat is on. BHB reported Wednesday that our neighbor was peddling a book deal for a collection of essays titled “Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham,” with an auction for publishers starting at a robust $1 million. A day later, you can strike that figure, as the Emmy-nominated actor, director, executive producer, writer and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has already fostered bids as high as $3.6 million.

According to Deadline New York, Dunham’s lit agent Kim Witherspoon from InkWell Management is working the deal, which will soon be finalized. The numbers for the book of advice & anecdotes from the 26-year-old entrepreneur will likely head even higher as

Perhaps she was playing it a little safe when she purchased a one-bedroom, 800-square-foot apartment at Mansion House back in June. (Photo: Curbed)

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