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Lena Dunham and Judy Blume interviewed each other for a book called Judy Blume and Lena Dunham in Conversation: Two Cultural Icons Discuss Writing, Feminism, Censorship, Sex, and a Sixth-Grade Literary Hoax which is available for free with a subscription or renewal to The Believer magazine.   The two women are one another's fans. As McSweeney's notes, "Dunham grew up reading Blume's coming-of-age books like Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and Summer Sisters -- the latter of which helped to inspire Dunham's wildly popular HBO show, Girls. Blume says she loves Dunham's show because she 'never had that experience of being a young woman living on her own,' and watching Girls means getting 'to live it vicariously.'" Blume and Dunham have in common their trailblazing work in introducing greater frankness about women's sexuality and bodies in media aimed at (though not exclusive for) girls and young women. »

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