Title: Why Not Me?
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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 behaviour modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. 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.
As a devout lover of The Mindy Project, I was extremely exciting to be given the opportunity to review Mindy Kaling’s latest memoir. Although I haven’t read her first book, it has now been added to my list of books to check out. Mindy’s writing is so clearly her own voice, you can almost hear her reading it too you. She’s hilarious, no doubt about it. Using a combination of anecdotes, opinions, and pictures, Kaling shares her take on her own past experiences, adding a comical flair to her stories.
I feel like if we ever met, Mindy and I could be really good friends in real life. She finds a humorous spin to every experience. Plus, she has the world’s greatest wardrobe! I find her to be honest and down to earth. She uses her flaws and her memories to be funny without being self-deprecating. She owns her body, she owns her humour, and she owns her opinions; although she acknowledges that she’s not always the confident woman that she seems. She’s so easy to relate to and it’s great to see a successful, funny woman in Hollywood who doesn’t let anything get in her way. I think Kaling is a great role model. Her writing style and her thoughts on life are so inspiring and make me so happy. She’s had incredible life experiences (i.e. dinner at the White House…Hello Obama family!) and she’s met many hilarious people. There’s no way you wont enjoy (or at least be entertained to some extent) but Kaling’s latest. I am now officially counting down to the new season of The Mindy Project.