Written By: Mindy Kaling

Narrated By: Mindy Kaling, Greg Daniels, B. J. Novak

Date: September 2015

Duration: 4 hours 57 minutes

Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever comes a hilarious collection of essays about her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

“This is Kaling at the height of her power.”—USA Today

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares insightful, deeply personal stories about 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, and 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 “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model.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.

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  • Lauren C.

    Both upbeat and thoughtful. A great opportunity to hear Mindy's personality come through her reading. I didn't love the hypothetical email story because it included repetitive text that your eyes can skip over in the book but are forced to listen to on audiobook.

  • Alisha L.

    I love this book. i read it paper back. though. it's a very good book.

  • Jessica P

    I'm a huge Mindy fan so I'm a bit biased. I had read this book twice before but wanted to have the option to listen as well. This book is a must for any woman ranging from 16-40's. It's a great laugh as well as inspiring.

  • Melissa M

    Loved this book mindy is so relatable and hilarious. I wish she was my best friend

  • Abbey Bowyer

    Brilliant! I absolutely love, Mindy!

  • PA Lee

    I loved it that Mindy narrated her own book! It made it more comical. I definitely had a lot of laugh out loud moments.

  • Natasha Karek

    I absolutely love doing this bookend the fact that Mindy herself read it

  • Kathleen McMahon

    This is the first autobiography/self-help book from a comedian that I've been able to finish. Mindy is modest and funny and shares just enough "girlie" stuff to keep it real.

  • Laurence Goulet

    Very funny book and Mindy Kaling is an amazing narrator!! I really recommend this book is you have a long road to do it is perfect!!

  • Nicole Dupuis

    SUPER FUNNY! Had me laughing out loud! Love her honesty, humor, stories, dramatic rants and analogies! It was great learning more about Mindy Kaling. I think she does a great job narrating!

  • Darshini Shah

    Mindy is a fun writer and an even better narrator!

  • Gina McLeod

    Humorous and clever. Some parts drag and I'd skim if reading but overall I'd recommend it.

  • Stephen Simon

    It was ok. it got pretty same same at the end?kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.

  • Rana Hamwi

    I was hesitant at first but when I started listening I was totally hooked. It's a woman must read book.

  • Leila Rozario

    This is my second audio book and now I'm addicted. My first was Tina Feys and her voice was so annoying I wanted to throw up most nights. Mindy is upbeat, hilarious, cute and a natural. I enjoyed soending time just lying down listening to her as if she was telling me these interesting life stories about romance, her career and eating habits. I didn't like the whole college time though and that went for ages.

  • Stacy Griffin

    I honestly did not know that much about Mindy prior to listening to this audio book. I thought the start was very slow. I did think that it got more interesting has the book progressed. She is so funny and I enjoyed listening to her. Very funny lady

  • Luise Benedix

    I was a little surprised as to how much I loved this book. Sometimes a little unorganized (jumping from one topic to the next) but other than that, funny, even moving, and inspirational. I liked the mindy project on tv, though didn't love mindy as a character that much, but now after listening to this book I have a new found respect for mindy kaling. I'd even listen to it again!

  • Claire Sutherland

    A fun, quippy account of her life. Fun yet real recounts of her life give a clear insight into her inner monologue, opinions and experiences. Easy to listen to whilst pottering.

  • Sarah Gable

    Loved this book. A perfect comedic relief in between my usual thriller novels. I've watched/read everything she's written so I had prior love for her work. If you are a fan of The Office or The Mindy Project, you will love this.

  • Adilah binti Bakar

    As audiobook, I am totally engrossed and wish it is longer.

  • rona schloss

    I enjoyed the story, it was entertaining for a long ride. I'd recommend it especially to Mindy Kalling fans

  • Krystal Riebesell

    Even more in love with Mindy than I was before! Perfect Audiobook and even funnier in he'd own voice.

  • Breanna Curiel

    this book is so good !! i totally recommend you listen to it love her so much

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