Why Not Me?

Why Not Me?

eBook - 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 "Player" tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. ("I had been replaced by a younger model.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: 2015
ISBN: 9780804138154
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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storres97
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.

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brianas
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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LifewLace
Dec 22, 2016

I love Mindy and I enjoyed this book. Quite a few laughs in between, if you're really looking for a quick read.

AL_TIEGAN Dec 07, 2016

Mindy does it again! Very funny read with even more insight into Mindy's mind. I was constantly and genuinely laughing out loud!

DCPL_Karen Nov 09, 2016

Mindy is as funny and relatable as ever in this easy-reading follow-up to her first book. Highly recommended!

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lonewolf8
Aug 11, 2016

A fun, easy read, and completely confirmed my suspicion that actors really do enjoy filming sex scenes for films, despite what they claim otherwise.

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Arthur04
Jul 21, 2016

Such a hilarious woman. No one can put a smile on your face like Mindy Kaling. Amazing, fun read. Mindy is the best friend we all wish we had.

LoganLib_Bailey Jul 03, 2016

Just as entertaining as her first book - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).

Marlowe Jul 02, 2016

Her follow up memoir to the highly successfully "Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me," Kaling continues to offer personal stories, hilarious advice, and behind the scenes info on her shows.

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