Lena Lives at Home

“When I graduated [from] college, my parents said, ‘You can live with us,’ but they made it really clear they were not going to support any of my endeavors. They were like, ‘You can live with us and that’s a great gift we can give you, but you have to have a job, you have to figure out, like we did, how to have a creative life, and we’re giving you a great step ahead by already living in the city you want to be in, but we’re not going to serve that function for you. Our parents didn’t do it for us, and we don’t think it’s healthy.’”

— Lena Dunham talked to Terry Gross about some things, including Heavy Things, but also more light things, like living with her parents. She also said this: “I feel like I’m constantly asking them to please stay out of my work life, but also to please bring me soup.” (I mean: I think this is all any of us want, from anyone). I know a lot of people don’t like her, but I really like her. She makes me feel okay about being a hot mess. But I am three years older than her, so maybe she shouldn’t.

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