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Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak, Greg Daniels, Mindy Kaling, Mindy Kaling
Why Not Me?
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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... show more
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 “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model.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.
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Format: Audio CD
ISBN: 9780553551747 (0553551744)
ASIN: 0553551744
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it
5.0 Why Not Me? is a fabulous read from a fabulous broad
You remember those celebrity lists? The ones where you named the top 5 stars you wanted to sleep with and then should the opportunity transpire, your significant other would send you off with a thumbs up? Well, my list is a top 5 of incredible women I want to be friends with and Mindy Kaling occupie...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
Why Not Me? The Characters: Mindy Kaling The Story: This was another great collection of essays about Mindy’s life and career. It’s insightful and funny and most of all encouraging. I feel like some of her advice and thoughts while in the book apply to her career in media can also be applied to ev...
Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it
4.0 Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
I waited impatiently for this to come out. I love love love her first book. It was full of funny anecdotes and a lot of sense. Sadly, I cannot say the same for this, although that last chapter was the bomb and caused me to raise my rating from a 3.5. Somehow, I am more interested in Mindy in her f...
Malin
Malin rated it
4.0 #CBR7 Book 97: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
Back in 2012, before the husband and I had spent a few weeks of the summer catching up on what was then available of the American version of The Office, I read Mindy Kaling's first book Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? and liked it, and her, a lot. Once Mindy Kaling got her own show, The Mindy P...
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