"I have been envious of male characteristics, if not the men themselves. I'm jealous of the ease with which they seem to inhabit their professional pursuits: the lack of apologizing, of bending over backward to make sure the people around them are comfortable with what they're trying to do. The fact that they are so often free of the people-pleasing instincts I have considered to be a curse of my female existence."
Fall Books Guide | Funnywomen tell all. Following in Tina Fey’s Bossypants footsteps, Lena Dunham’s collection of essays, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned” (Random House), arrives at the end of the month, followed by Amy Poehler’s memoir, Yes Please (Dey Street Books), in October.