She's just amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed this book! She takes us from her life as a kid in Philly to writing/starring/producing 30 Rock with the sharp wit and self deprecation that we've come to know her for. It's especially interesting to listen to what's going on behind the scenes at SNL or 30 Rock and how certain decisions were made (Sarah Palin, casting 30 Rock, etc...)
And of course, her asides are hilarious.
Mindy Kaling has a genuineness and charming quality that makes you leave the book wishing you were pals and feeling that if you were, she'd be the best kind.
The book is charming and sweet, though a little light. She throws in some backstory on her rise and behind the scenes anecdotes, but they don't dominate the book. It's on the shorter side of an audiobook, so it felt more like fun, quippy conversation.
She's a great narrator. (it is about her, after all). If you liked Bossypants, then you'll enjoy this too.
James Stewart was and is one of the best loved movie stars of all time.A biography of this complex and very private man was a monumental task, but author Donald Dewey managed to create a portrait that not only reveals the real Stewart, but pays tribute to the man and his art.It is full of great insider tidbits to please any hollywood trivia buff, as well as many unknown facts about the young Stewart. Stewart's movies are summarized and analyzed, but Dewey is careful not to let the book become one long movie review.All in all,this is a well done and complete biography. An excellent book.