By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated October 20, 2015 at 03:17 PM EDT

Not That Kind of Girl

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To celebrate the paperback release of her essay collection, Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham will use Genius to annotate one of the chapters, EW can announce exclusively. The annotated essay is available to read on The paperback also includes two brand-new essays.

The chapter Dunham annotates is from the original edition — “‘Diet’ Is a Four-Letter Word: How to Remain 10 Lbs. Overweight Eating Only Health Food” — and her new notes reflect a change in attitude about eating and diet. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find when you visit the annotation:

Lena shares her true feelings about bad Midwestern pizza:

“It literally tasted like a quilt with sauce on it.”

And what she’s learned in the years since this phase of eating:

Dunham’s brand-new essays included in the paperback are: “15 Lessons You’ve Learned From Being Recognized Regularly on the Street” (Sample lesson: “It’s really okay to cry in public. In fact, it makes for a great selfie with an anxious goth teen. Get on her level!”) and “True Punk,” in which Dunham writes about a friend who helped her over a creative block that sprung up with the pressure to be successful.

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Not That Kind of Girl

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