Dunham begins at Barnes & Noble’s Union Square location in New York. part of her 11-city tour promoting her collection of personal essays Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham chose seven performers to act as “warm-up” for her tour, which includes live music and food trucks. Tickets to the scheduled events cost $38 and include a sign copied of Dunham’s book. The tour will feature appearances by the actor Carrie Brownstein, and novelist Zadie Smith. Her publishers want to rebrand Dunham as a writer, according to Theresa Zoro, director of publicity at Random House:
We’re trying to establish her as a writer, a very serious literary writer, so we put her in conversation with authors who are very literary.