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Why Not Me? - Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me?

Author Mindy Kaling

  • Published: 2015-09-15
  • Category: Humour
4.5 Stars
From 126 Customers Review
Price: $13.99


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 “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model.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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • The Mindy Project

    From Now or weather
    It's an easy read, Mindy has the ability to make you laugh and cry on the same page. Mindy comes across as a witty and intelligent,(which has the ability to male you laugh out loud in a very quiet room, looking to see if anyone noticed). She shows an empathy for the world, that makes her endearing. I don't think she has shared even half of what goes through her head on a daily basis. Which means we have lots to look forward to. Leesa
  • Amazing

    From Rho_xx
    Mindy kailing is a very witty personality and she pours that into this book. This was an enjoyable, funny, entertaining and a light read which is great for people who do not really like to read.
  • Love u

    From DaAwesomeLady
    She's a genius
  • Outstanding

    From vettea2
    Super funny, inspirational and a great read!!