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Why We're Majorly Stoked for Lena Dunham's Book Tour

The lineup is pretty damn cool

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Lena Dunham’s book tour is going to be kind of a thing come September.

The Girls creator and star is heading out to promote her memoir Not That Kind of Girl in the fall, but she won’t be alone. To make things interesting she’s bringing along “oodles of special guests,” a who’s who of talented women that includes comedian Amy Schumer, Portlandia’s Carrie Brownstein, and authors Curtis Sittenfeld and Zadie Smith, to name a few.

That’s not the only thing that’s going to set Dunham’s book promo apart from your average tour. In the spirit of overall limelight-sharing, the Vogue cover star is crowd-sourcing the onstage entertainment in each U.S. city in which she’s set to appear. On her website, she’s asking local talent to e-audition to be her opening act.

What does it take to open for Dunham? According to her website, you need to have some sort of talent (“singing, comedy, musical spoons”) that you’re able to perform for three to five minutes, with minimal props.

No word yet on whether or not Dunham will be bringing her boldface crew to Canada—or if she’ll be asking Canadian fans to audition to be her opening act—when she comes here in the fall, but we’ve got our fingers crossed. In the meantime, in a bit of a book teaser, check out her stellar New Yorker pieces: “Deliverance” and “A Box of Puppies.”