Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

Book - 2015 | First edition
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From the author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of the Fox TV Network romantic comedy series The Mindy Project comes a collection of hilarious and deeply personal essays. She 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. She gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, she tells of being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. and she muses on America's fixation with the weight of actresses. She spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak. Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into stories 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. Mindy Kaling portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, ©2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804138147
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 KAL 2015
Characteristics: ix, 228 pages : illustrations.


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Jul 03, 2019

Funny. Just like The Mindy Project, but like real life.

Mar 14, 2019

Loved this book, maybe because I love Mindy as an actress but it gave me the opportunity to know her a little more. I feel like we would be BFF's in an alternate reality haha

JCLHeatherM Nov 13, 2018

A companion piece to Kahling's other memoir, celebrate life's little funny moments (and the occasional major event) with Mindy.

Nov 06, 2018

Didn’t enjoy this book at all. Returned it before finishing

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.

ArapahoeHollyR 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.

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