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10.09.1211:36 AM ET

The Number: $3.5 Million

That's how much Random House will reportedly pay 'Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham to write a book of essays. In today's installment of The Number, Daniel Gross and books editor Lucas Wittmann discuss why the 'Tiny Furniture' director's paycheck is a gamble for the publishing house.

That's how much Random House will reportedly pay 'Girls' creator and star Lena Dunham to write a book of essays. In today's installment of The Number, Daniel Gross and books editor Lucas Wittmann discuss why the 'Tiny Furniture' director's paycheck is a gamble for the publishing house.

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