Why Not Me? Hardcover – Sep 15 2015
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“Kaling has written a second book that’s funnier, sharper and more confident than her 2011 collection of personal essays and pop culture riffs called Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Even the title of that initial effort implied that Kaling was trying to find her place; the tone of this new one announces that she’s found it and is more than comfortable inviting people to spend time with her there.”—Washington Post
“Funny, thoughtful essays and anecdotes written in the star’s trademark voice. But this time around, things are just little more grown-up…This is Kaling at the height of her power.”—USA Today
“Mindy Kaling may be gearing up for the fourth season of her TV show, The Mindy Project, but that didn't deter her from writing another wildly entertaining and completely relatable book… Her first memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), spent time on several best-seller lists. Why Not Me? will certainly follow in its footsteps.”—Associated Press
“Hilarious…Kaling knows her strengths, and plays to them brilliantly…Aside from that effortlessly conversational tone and her pitch-perfect humor, Kaling’s biggest strength here is curatorial. She gives us the candy we came for – the advice, the anecdotes, the straight talk on body image – but sprinkles in something extra.”—Entertainment Weekly, A-
“Why Not Me? is all that we've come to expect from the creator and star of The Mindy Project: refreshing, confident, genuine, and, yes, absolutely hilarious.” —Refinery29
“…insightful personal essays from one of Hollywood's cleverest writers… Intrepid and often irreverent, Kaling humbly probes her own triumphs and defeats with laugh-out-loud results”. —Kirkus Reviews
“Kaling's irreverent take on life is both uproariously funny and dead-on…Advice on a variety of topics—including why extensions make everyone more beautiful and how the world needs to start assuming that all young women are confident—make this an empowering and entertaining read.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
MINDY KALING lives in rural New Hampshire and does not own a TV.
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Top Customer Reviews
her stories are rich, funny, honest, and easy to read. Her humorous approach could lighten anyone's day.
She's a great role-model that demonstrates that you are valuable as you are, and that your value has nothing to do with your dress size.
If you've read her her work before or watched this Mindy Project you will not be disappointed.
This book shows that she's a strong writer, I hope it captivates you.
Don't get me wrong, I like this serious side of one of my favourite comedians. It really grounds her and makes you realize that celebrities are just like us despite their day job. I love that humanizing aspect that this book provides. Sure, at first it seems like Mindy is complaining about her life despite the fact that she lives better than the average person. But at the same time, as you listen to her story and thoughts, you realize she is just a person like the rest of us.
However, I felt like I was in the same position I was in with Amy Poehler's book Yes Please!--I don't want to listen to someone's philosophy on life for 6 hours. I don't find it entertaining, especially when I picked up a book expecting to laugh out loud throughout it. So while I appreciate the fact that Mindy is strong enough to share her insecurities and views on life with the world, I did get a little bored listening to it all.
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I love this book! Thank you Mindy for being such a funny author!Published 7 days ago by Cam Bergeron
I absolulely love Mindy Kaling and her writing, so this post may be a bit biased. I found it to be better than her first book as I feel like I could relate to this book much more. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Carol
Fun and light-hearted, lots of laughs. I enjoyed this almost as much as Mindy's first book. I would recommend this to young women who enjoy comedy essays.Published 1 month ago by Alliecat
Yet again, Mindy Kaling's humour and wit won me over. You feel immediately as though you know her, and the writing is honest and compelling. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was advertised used. But the cover had some blemishes that were worse than I thought they would be.Published 2 months ago by Dana F.
This book was so easy to read, very light and funny perfect for the summer!
Condition was just as you would buy in a store