Top 3 books recommended by Lena Dunham
I read this book awhile ago, but find it too delightful to shelve.
"Breezy, sophisticated, hilarious, rude and aching with sweetness: LOVE, NINA might be the most charming book I've ever read." --Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette In 1982, 20-year-old Nina Stibbe moved to London to work as a nanny to two opinionated and lively young boys. In frequent letters home to her sister, Nina described her trials and triumphs: there's a cat nobody likes, suppertime visits from a famous local playwright, a mysteriously unpaid milk bill, and repeated misadventures parking the family car. Dinner table discussions cover the gamut, from the greats of English literature, to swearing in German, to sexually transmitted diseases. There's no end to what Nina can learn from these boys (rude words) and their broad-minded mother (the who's who of literary London). A charming, hilarious, sweetly inspiring celebration of bad food and good company, Love, Nina makes a young woman's adventures in a new world come alive.
A book of frank witty poetry that makes me laugh, cry, throw things.
A reissue of this instant cult-classic love poeman investigation of poetic addressby Ariana Reines, a commanding young poet.
The last book of poetry I read and actually the gift I gave Nora Ephron the last time I saw her. The tone of confessional poetry has been a huge force in my work.
A collection of poems about the author's love for her partner, a poet who disappeared while hiking a volcano in Japan.