Why Not Me?
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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 “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model.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.
From Publishers Weekly
© Publishers Weekly
Mindy is funny and articulate. A worthwhile read, especially for young women. Mindy is a delightful and insightful foil to vacuous Hollywood archetypes.
You'll want Mindy to win, because she wants you to win. She speaks with effusive empathy and with uncommon conviction, to challenges we all face, in a world where there really is room for both of us to win.
Mindy is hilarious and her two books are my favorite! I'm posting a photo to instagram right now to tell my friends to read this.
- Category: Humor
- Published: Sep 15, 2015
- Publisher: Crown/Archetype
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 240 Pages
- Language: English