Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Book - 2015
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From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.
In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
In "How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet's Confessions," Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, ("Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn't the land of appropriate- this is Hollywood, baby . Out here, a dark-skinned woman's traditional hair color is honey blonde.") "Player" tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. ("I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.") In "Unlikely Leading Lady," she muses on America's fixation with the weight of actresses, ("Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they're walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.") And in "Soup Snakes," Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak ("I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.")
Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who's ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who've never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780804138147
Characteristics: ix, 228 pages :,illustrations


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AL_PRINAL Feb 18, 2018

I love Mindy Kaling, and I was looking forward to reading this book after reading her first book about a year ago. It's a very fun read, and I read it within 2-3 days. Wonderful book, and wonderful person. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun, warm, and hilarious read!

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Mindy Kaling is really quite funny. You will enjoy this I promise!

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Mindy Kaling is really quite funny. You will enjoy this I promise!

Jan 11, 2018

Such a refreshing read. Honest, candid, hilarious - Mindy Kaling executes her second book perfectly. That chapter by Greg Daniels and that convo between Mindy and her mom were both gold. Can’t say enough good things about this book!

Jan 11, 2018

She is very real and honest. If you are a fan of The Mindy Project, you will love this book even more. The way she writes makes me smile so much. Love it and will recommend this to anyone who needs a good but not-so-heavy read.

AL_HOLLYR Dec 27, 2017

Kaling's candid and funny second book. If you liked her first ("Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?"), you'll love this one.

marycatlyons Oct 15, 2017

Mindy Kaling is who I want to be when I grow up. She is honest all around with herself and her readers and on top of that she is just plain funny. Her sequel is just as good as, if not better than, her first book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" Kaling offers insight and humor on various life topics, some that are applicable to the everyday gal and others that are just fun to read about. I highly recommend this title for anyone who has seen her work and wondered about the girl who plays Kelly Kapoor on The Office.

May 28, 2017

Mindy had me entranced from start to finish. Love her commentary and insight on life. This is a perfect quick read that I would recommend to anyway in need of a some good comedy and advice.

Jan 27, 2017

This was the first book by Kaling that I read, and it made me want to go back and read the others! Witty, honest, and gives a great insight into her world. As a fan of hers in the first place, this solidified my impression of her already.

PinesandPrejudice Jan 05, 2017

This wasn't as entertaining as the first one of hers I read. It felt like she could have combines the two books into one because it seemed like the same old same old stuff. Eh.

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