Me, in September 2014:
“… out of the two, which deal was the source of 1,000 thinkpieces and vague concern trolling about whether-or-not a big deal like this was “right?” You guessed it, Dunham’s. Was there a similar level of outrage for Ansari’s book deal? No — and perhaps speaking to his smaller footprint, culturally, it basically was reduced to a side note.”
[Although he did sell out Madison Square Garden… ]
Lena Dunham, May 2015:
DUNHAM: When it was leaked how much I was getting for my book [a reported $3.7 million for Not That Kind of Girl], there were 39,000 articles asking, “Is she worth it?” Then it came out what [comedian] Aziz Ansari was making on his book [a reported $3.5 million]. No one says a goddamn word.
Lena Dunham in The Hollywood Reporter
A nice bit of validation during a week that has been a week in a month that has been a month in a year that has been trying, to say the least.