Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in unlikely places, or attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behaviour modification whatsoever.
In 'How to Look Spectacular', she reveals her tongue-in-cheek solutions for guaranteed on-camera beauty. 'Player' tells the story of Mindy being seduced, then dumped, by a female friend in LA. And in 'Soup Snakes', she spills some secrets on her relationship with ex-boyfriend and close friend, B. J. Novak.
Mindy has put the anxieties, the glamour and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into this book, to which anyone can relate. (And, if they can't, they can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.)
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Mindy was much more earnest in her first book. This book has some good parts, where she talks about BJ and about confidence. But some parts could have been cut out (the emails of the faculty staff).
The last part about not answering a young girls question about confidence correctly at a panel. I think this why Mindy is such a force and voice that should be acknowledged, listened and looked up to.
I enjoyed this trip down Mindy's memory lane, it's an easy listen which meant I could drop in and out without needing to remember the previous chapters. I would recommend this to my friend's but I would warn that you could be prone to outbursts of laughter…which may attract strange looks if you’re listening on public transport!
Absolutely enjoyed listening to Mindy, on the way to work and home. A delightful book. Never thought there was someone else so alike to my sisters and I. So many similarities that we can relate to and this makes us feel great! Thank you Mindy for sharing and giving your readers an insight to your life experiences.
I really like her show, but this book is repetitive and self indulgent. Tina Fey has written just one book, kinda says it all.
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