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Is almost $2,000 a lot to drop on someone else’s dinner, just to be a big shot? Hell yeah! But what if nobody notices that you--one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in the world--picked up the tab?

In this meditation on celebrity, power, and a simple thank-you, Mindy Kaling takes the next charmed step in her path from Conan intern to mogul: picking up the entire tab for a famous A-lister. It’s an investment, right? He’ll be blown away by her class. They’ll be best friends forever. Forty thankless seconds later, who wouldn’t spiral into self-doubt, second-guessing, over-rationalizing, and anxious obsession?

Plus, bonus content! An up-close-and-personal look at what Mindy does all day, including “executive producing” and gift wrapping.

From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined. In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Listen to them in a single sitting. They’re pitch-perfect.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Mindy Kaling (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Adelita Garcia
  • 23-01-21

Made ma laugh out loud

I heard all of Mindy’s short essays during my 2 hour drive. I enjoyed hearing her talk about her life, social anxiety, her pregnancy and life in LA. Not sure how much of this was true, but the story of her baby’s nanny was very touching. I think Mindy is funny and I really enjoyed these short essays.

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  • Gerald McKay
  • 22-01-21

More noise from a celebrity

I took these for free as Ms. Kaling is one of the more attractive humans that have ever breathed. It wasn't awful but it was a waste of time.

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  • Etoile NEOhio
  • 18-01-21

A nice ending to this series of essays

A nice ending to this series of essays. Not unlike her work in general, some his me as more entertaining as others. I promise if she ever picks up my tab in a restaurant, I will thank her promptly!

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  • Marquita.
  • 12-01-21

Another great Mindy book!

I am a big Mindy Kaling fan! This book was just as hilarious as her other two! The way she tells stories is like you’re sitting down to brunch with her and she’s telling you about another crazy thing that happened to her that week! The only complaint was it wasn’t long enough- I’d love to hear more!!

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  • Randy W.
  • 05-11-20

Smiles

Made for an unexpectedly nice start to my day. Mindy is very personable and seems very reachable I'm going to listen to all of her other short stories with relish ( or maybe some ginger salmon)!

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  • Michelle Kizer
  • 29-10-20

So Funny!

Great humor, but candid truth as well! Left me longing for more. Don't miss this!

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  • Cindy G
  • 28-10-20

Relatable...even if your're balling on a budget :)

I love all of the essays! This one is no exception. Awkward encounters & truly relatable perspective.

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  • Rica
  • 21-10-20

Great Lesson

This is my favorite of all Mindy's essays. I love the way she captures one of life's greatest lessons through her own experience and storytelling.

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  • C Kparr
  • 21-10-20

Light hearted and entertaining

her story telling is flowing and whimsical, she holds you with the back story and brings you to the present.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-20

love mindy

I always enjoy her take on life as it is similar to my own !