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Why Not Me? - 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 “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model.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: Paperback
ISBN: 9780804138161 (0804138168)
ASIN: 0804138168
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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2.0 Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
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 co...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
3.0 Why Not Me?
I initially rated this book 4 stars, but I'm removing a star because I can literally not remember a single thing about this book. It obviously didn't leave that much of a mark on me... I remember that it was an enjoyable read, but if it was great surely I'd remember at least one thing? Is it just me...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Why Not Me?
So I hands down loved this memoir. Right now this and Yes Please by Amy Poehler are my two favorite memoirs that I read in 2015. The reason for this one I think is because Kaling suffered the loss of her mother a few months after Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? And Other Concerns came out. In th...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
0.0 Why Not Me?
Quiero leerlo porque A) The Office, en mi opinión, es la mejor sitcom de la historia yanqui (si es que puede considerársela como tal, no sé en que se basan esas definiciones). Y porque KELLY KAPOOR.B) porque su primer libro (y las pocas anécdotas sobre THE OFFICE que escribió) fue bastante entreteni...
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