Take a look at Lena Dunham's book cover

The book jacket is a text-heavy nod to other titles by influential women writers from the '60s and '70s

Published February 10, 2014 8:50PM (EST)

                     (Lena Dunham)
(Lena Dunham)

Lena Dunham on Monday shared a snap of the book jacket for her forthcoming collection of essays, "Not That Kind of Girl."

It reminds me of this really lovely edition of Joan Didion's "The White Album" and, as my colleagues Mary Elizabeth Williams and Laura Miller pointed out, also takes a little something from Helen Gurley Brown's "Sex and the Single Girl" and Jacqueline Susann's "Valley of the Dolls."

It's a fine-looking book jacket, and clearly a nod to other influential women writers. Well played, people who designed Dunham's book jacket!

"Not That Kind of Girl" is set to be released October 7, 2014.


By Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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