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Publisher's Summary

What if only kind of knowing your family’s heritage is actually kind of lame? For Mindy Kaling, the number one bestselling author of Why Not Me?, the search for an answer begins with an Edible Arrangement of chocolate-covered strawberries and a Hindu priest.

Like Kelly Kapoor on The Office, Mindy is engaged with her Indian heritage to the extent that it is fun and convenient. So apart from a tolerance for spicy foods and an appreciation for Ravi Shankar, Mindy isn’t all that Hindu. Her daughter’s Jewish godfather--TV and film’s B.J. Novak--prompts her to reconsider her religious beliefs and ask herself: How Indian do I want my daughter to be?

From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined. In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Listen to them in a single sitting. They’re pitch-perfect.

©2020 Mindy Kaling (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Cute and Fun

This was a quick and cute short story. I loved learning something new about this actress.

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Epiphany

I am a French immigrant in the USA and I am having a daughter. I have been feeling like I want my daughter to learn French and eat the sort of French diet I have been trying to keep and all these things that are slightly different (mostly related to food) that I do and my American husband don’t. This story is it. I want my daughter to feel a sense of belonging to France, like I do. Thank you ❤️

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Delightful

Just a quick essay written in Mindy Kaling's inimitable style. Delightful with a thought provoking ending. The audio is narrated by the author, the Kindle version has a few photos. Lovely.

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“Never alone”

I have always described myself as the worst Catholic, but Mindy has helped me realizing that I’m “kind of” Catholic so that I’m never really alone after my mom died when I was 13. I love Mindy’s wit. Can’t wait to hear the rest!

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A personal reflection

Definitely felt more like a personal reflection than a memoir - a sweet story of a mother thinking about her daughter’s religion.

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Tradition

We may not understand why, but we know what we must do to stay connected to faith and family. Well done!

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Mindy Kaling wins again

Mindy Kaling, a writer, entertainer, comedian and Hindu mother, strives to bring it all together and does very successfully.

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I learned and laughed!

I loved learning just a little bit more about a religion/culture that I didn’t really know. So fun! And she makes it all light hearted! Wonderful!

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love mindy she is a great story tell and very..... everywhere with her stories. it's a really fun listen and made me laugh alot

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Mindy Kaling is hilarious and this story is so relatable

I find Mindy Kaling to be hilarious and relatable and this story about her loose connection to her faith and her desire to pass it down to her daughter - despite not understanding the traditions- is very relatable. I love that the author reads these stories herself.

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lovely

loved it. far too short! can't wait to listen to the other chapters. mindy really made me smile.

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Soothed my Brown Girl Soul ❤️

Mindy Kaling is a genius and an incredible writer. Thank you for telling our stories and being so relatable to children of migrants, daughters, mothers, and people of colour.