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Fresh Air Weekend: Lena Dunham And Matt Bai

Lena Dunham's new collection of personal essays<em> </em>about her relationships, friendships and obsessive-compulsive disorder has received rave reviews.
Lena Dunham's new collection of personal essays<em> </em>about her relationships, friendships and obsessive-compulsive disorder has received rave reviews.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls': Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Her new essay collection is called Not That Kind of Girl.

'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid: Matt Bai says that while voters have always cared about candidates' characters, some news used to be off limits. His new book looks at Gary Hart's 1987 affair that destroyed his political ambitions.

You can listen to the original interviews here:

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

'All The Truth Is Out' Examines How Political Journalism Went Tabloid

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