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Publisher's Summary

Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in unlikely places, or attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behaviour modification whatsoever.

In 'How to Look Spectacular', she reveals her tongue-in-cheek solutions for guaranteed on-camera beauty. 'Player' tells the story of Mindy being seduced, then dumped, by a female friend in LA. And in 'Soup Snakes', she spills some secrets on her relationship with ex-boyfriend and close friend, B. J. Novak.

Mindy has put the anxieties, the glamour and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into this book, to which anyone can relate. (And, if they can't, they can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.)

©2015 Mindy Kaling (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks

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Refreshing and empowering

Mindy as an actress and writer is super talented and it comes across fabulously in this book. Her brutal honesty is refreshing and empowering, and there are many days I think what would Mindy do!

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Not great

I really like her show, but this book is repetitive and self indulgent. Tina Fey has written just one book, kinda says it all.

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  • niamh bonner
  • 05-17-17

Narration went through me

Couldn't finish listening to this because after about 10 minutes the narration sent me over the edge. The whine in the voice did nothing to add humour to the story. Sorry didn't enjoy it.

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  • Nic B.
  • 03-27-18

Mindy is hilariously funny.

I loved it and found it hard to stop listening. I can't wait to read or listen to more books by Mindy.

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  • Rayan Azhari
  • 10-30-17

definitely not the LOL book people talk about

i really enjoy the mindy project tv show, but i didn't find this book funny. a few passages are interesting, but in general i expected a lot more.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-14-17

Just could not get into it

Perhaps it's my British sense of humour - this was a very dry read/listen. I will be returning the book.

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  • habichutney
  • 03-23-17

Yet another amazing book !

I really enjoyed her first book and this is a wonderful addition to her collection. Great insights and uplifting. ☺

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  • Christel
  • 01-05-17

First book was better

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Mindy was much more earnest in her first book. This book has some good parts, where she talks about BJ and about confidence. But some parts could have been cut out (the emails of the faculty staff).

Has Why Not Me? put you off other books in this genre?

No.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The last part about not answering a young girls question about confidence correctly at a panel. I think this why Mindy is such a force and voice that should be acknowledged, listened and looked up to.

Was Why Not Me? worth the listening time?

Sure.

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  • Vicky
  • 03-03-16

Inspirational

Love it. Thank you Mindy. Keep being you! There's not enough amazing women in the world like you.

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  • Katie
  • 12-03-15

Brilliant

I enjoyed this trip down Mindy's memory lane, it's an easy listen which meant I could drop in and out without needing to remember the previous chapters. I would recommend this to my friend's but I would warn that you could be prone to outbursts of laughter…which may attract strange looks if you’re listening on public transport!

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  • Nme2
  • 10-28-15

An absolute delight!

Absolutely enjoyed listening to Mindy, on the way to work and home. A delightful book. Never thought there was someone else so alike to my sisters and I. So many similarities that we can relate to and this makes us feel great! Thank you Mindy for sharing and giving your readers an insight to your life experiences.

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  • Priya
  • 10-09-15

Gentle laughs throughout!

Mindy is great. The book is better. Really enjoyed listening to her every morning on my way to work.

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  • Chantelle
  • 07-25-18

Hilarious

Loved her first book, loved this one even more. Listened to this start to finish. Mindy is so amusing. Funniest and most relatable memoir I’ve read.

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  • Sally
  • 06-11-18

Just what you want!

This was fun funny and truthfully written. It’s young adult friendly and it is full of good feels and interesting stories. Mindy paints a real picture of how she got where she is through hard work good luck and talent. But she makes it seem much more interesting then that lol.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 04-04-18

still love her!

just binge listened to both of Mindy's books and I still love her. although have a desperate need to find out the real people she is talking about ... thanks for making me laugh to and from work on the train each day!

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  • Michaela
  • 02-08-18

Looooved it

So much more personality in her voice than her last book!! I was so happy about this. I love this woman so much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-17

If I die, please tell Mindy Kaling thank you and that I love her

I thought audiobooks were for old people, but my life peaked hearing Mindy read this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-27-17

Funny and catches you off guard sometimes with really genuine stories

Mindy is funny and entertaining as you'd expect but there's a lot more to the book than just jokes. It gives you a really insightful look at a very impressive person.
This book was recommended by a friend and I will listen to it more than once

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-04-17

This book was not for me

It was mindless and boring. I found it difficult to stick to and gave up after listening to half the book.

Sorry.. I'm sure others may find more favour with it.

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  • Amaani
  • 08-25-16

awesome book

it's nice to hear journey from her well read and funny too must read it

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  • Sarah
  • 05-18-16

Narcissistic Rambling

I love a good biography! But her voice is so whingey and she just rambles on and on about the most pointless and uninteresting stories. Seems anyone can write a book these days. I made it to 2 hour in and couldn't take it anymore.

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