Why Not Me? (Hardcover)

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Fans of Kaling’s first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? will undoubtedly be excited to see this most recent collection of essays. Her
first book laid out her roots so fans could see where she was coming from and how she got her career off the ground. This next installment promises to offer insight into her current life including her thoughts on relationships, careers, friendship, body image, and on finding contentment. Kaling’s charm is in her smart sense of humor and ability to make readers feel like they are her pals,
curled up on her couch in New Hampshire sharing a cozy night in, laughing raucously."--Reviewed by Emily

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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 "Player" tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. ("I had been replaced by a younger model.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.

About the Author

MINDY KALING lives in rural New Hampshire and does not own a TV.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780804138147
ISBN-10: 0804138141
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publication Date: September 15th, 2015
Pages: 240
Language: English