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I know what you’re thinking: really? Another memoir-slash-observational-essay-collection by a first-generation Indian-American comedy writer-slash-sitcom star who shot to fame with a cross-dressing impersonation of Ben Affleck? My bookshelf’s full of those already!
Stay with me. Because, no matter how many quirky memoir-slash-observational-essay collections by funny ladies you’ve got on your shelves, you’re going to want this one there, too.
Mindy Kaling is an American original. Born round, to delighted parents (“Part of me wonders if it even made them feel a little prosperous, like Have you seen our overweight Indian child? Do you know how statistically rare this is?”), she grew up in New England, enjoyed hanging out with her family, excelled in Latin, made her way to Dartmouth and thence, as is decreed by law and custom, to Brooklyn, where her smart-ass jokes about subway rape netted her and her colleagues a private Town Car to ferry them to their slave-wage job as production assistants on a psychic-TV show on cable.
You’ll get the story of Kaling’s rise to a job as a staff writer and eventual performer on “The Office,” along with behind-the-scenes dish, several damning photos of Rainn Wilson, and candid shots of her on her way to various awards parties where she’d heard that Drake might play.
But, you say, we want more than that!
Dear reader, there is more.
In addition to the how-to-make-it-in-Hollywood saga (it involves breaking your best friend’s nose, onstage, in front of an influential critic, and working eighteen-hour days without complaint), you will also get delightful observations on body image angst (“Being called fat is not like being called stupid or unfunny, which is the worst thing you could ever say to me,”), the duties of a best friend (“I Must Be 100 Percent Honest About How You Look, But Gentle), a smart dissection of the women you will meet in rom-coms, and why men have it easier than women, in life and in grooming (Kiehls + Bumble and Bumble = Hot Guy).
It’s an autobiography crossed with witty observations with a twist of a shopping guide, and a pinch of Oprah-esque Your Best Life Now inspiration, told in Kaling’s singularly endearing voice. By the end of this book, you will want Mindy Kaling to be your best friend, and you will want her parents to adopt you. Since neither of these events is likely, or even possible, buy her book instead.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Quick and easy ready. Whimsical while still managing to use every SAT word possible.
Just need six more words.... Done.
Mindy Kaling's stories make you laugh. The kind of laughs when you have to cover your mouth because the giggles are fast and furious.Published 1 day ago by KC34
This is a great book. If you are a Mindy fan then you will truly cherish knowing about her life and inner thoughts. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ava4
I like Mindy. I watch The Mindy Project. I think she is funny and charming. The book was entertaining, but there were moments when I wondered why some of the stories were relevant. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Deborah York
Funny and fun and a quick read. Mindy Kaling has got it going on and if you're interested in multiple giggles, give this book a try.Published 1 day ago by Ashley
Kaling writes with a perfect balance of self-awareness, wit, and shopping knowledge. This is a weird/crazy story, but my boyfriend asked me to marry him while I was reading this... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Hillary R Hanson
Mindy is hilarious and adorable. I read the whole book in about 2 days. Super easy read, but a lot of cultural references that were brilliant.Published 3 days ago by Hallie