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Summary

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.)

©2015 Mindy Kaling (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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Narration went through me

Couldn't finish listening to this because after about 10 minutes the narration sent me over the edge. The whine in the voice did nothing to add humour to the story. Sorry didn't enjoy it.

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Mindy is hilariously funny.

I loved it and found it hard to stop listening. I can't wait to read or listen to more books by Mindy.

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definitely not the LOL book people talk about

i really enjoy the mindy project tv show, but i didn't find this book funny. a few passages are interesting, but in general i expected a lot more.

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Just could not get into it

Perhaps it's my British sense of humour - this was a very dry read/listen. I will be returning the book.

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Yet another amazing book !

I really enjoyed her first book and this is a wonderful addition to her collection. Great insights and uplifting. ☺

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First book was better

Is there anything you would change about this book?

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).

Has Why Not Me? put you off other books in this genre?

No.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

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.

Was Why Not Me? worth the listening time?

Sure.

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Inspirational

Love it. Thank you Mindy. Keep being you! There's not enough amazing women in the world like you.

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Brilliant

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!

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An absolute delight!

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.

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Gentle laughs throughout!

Mindy is great. The book is better. Really enjoyed listening to her every morning on my way to work.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-17

Refreshing and empowering

Mindy as an actress and writer is super talented and it comes across fabulously in this book. Her brutal honesty is refreshing and empowering, and there are many days I think what would Mindy do!

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  • pat
  • 07-05-16

Not great

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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