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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (6 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091960290
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091960292
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
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Kaling has written a second book that s funnier, sharper and more confident than her 2011 collection of personal essays and pop culture riffs called Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Even the title of that initial effort implied that Kaling was trying to find her place; the tone of this new one announces that she s found it and is more than comfortable inviting people to spend time with her there. Washington Post
Funny, thoughtful essays and anecdotes writtenin the star s trademark voice. But this time around, things arejust little more grown-up This is Kaling at the height of her power. USA Today
Mindy Kaling may be gearing up for the fourth season of her TV show, The Mindy Project, but that didn't deter her from writing another wildly entertaining and completely relatable book Her first memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), spent time on several best-seller lists. Why Not Me? will certainly follow in its footsteps. Associated Press
Hilarious Kaling knows her strengths, and plays to them brilliantly Aside from that effortlessly conversational tone and her pitch-perfect humor, Kaling s biggest strength here is curatorial. She gives us the candy we came for the advice, the anecdotes, the straight talk on body image but sprinkles in something extra. Entertainment Weekly, A-
Why Not Me? is all that we've come to expect from the creator and star of The Mindy Project refreshing, confident, genuine, and, yes, absolutely hilarious. Refinery29
insightful personal essays from one of Hollywood's cleverest writers Intrepid and often irreverent, Kaling humbly probes her own triumphs and defeats with laugh-out-loud results . Kirkus Reviews
Kaling's irreverent take on life is both uproariously funny and dead-on Advice on a variety of topics including why extensions make everyone more beautiful and how the world needs to start assuming that all young women are confident make this an empowering and entertaining read. Publishers Weekly
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"Kaling has written a second book that's funnier, sharper and more confident than her 2011 collection of personal essays and pop culture riffs called Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Even the title of that initial effort implied that Kaling was trying to find her place; the tone of this new one announces that she's found it and is more than comfortable inviting people to spend time with her there."--Washington Post
"Funny, thoughtful essays and anecdotes written in the star's trademark voice. But this time around, things are just little more grown-up...This is Kaling at the height of her power."--USA Today
"Mindy Kaling may be gearing up for the fourth season of her TV show, The Mindy Project, but that didn't deter her from writing another wildly entertaining and completely relatable book... Her first memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), spent time on several best-seller lists. Why Not Me? will certainly follow in its footsteps."--Associated Press
"Hilarious...Kaling knows her strengths, and plays to them brilliantly...Aside from that effortlessly conversational tone and her pitch-perfect humor, Kaling's biggest strength here is curatorial. She gives us the candy we came for - the advice, the anecdotes, the straight talk on body image - but sprinkles in something extra."--Entertainment Weekly, A-
"Why Not Me? is all that we've come to expect from the creator and star of The Mindy Project refreshing, confident, genuine, and, yes, absolutely hilarious." --Refinery29
..".insightful personal essays from one of Hollywood's cleverest writers... Intrepid and often irreverent, Kaling humbly probes her own triumphs and defeats with laugh-out-loud results." --Kirkus Reviews
"Kaling's irreverent take on life is both uproariously funny and dead-on...Advice on a variety of topics--including why extensions make everyone more beautiful and how the world needs to start assuming that all young women are confident--make this an empowering and entertaining read."--Publishers Weekly

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A laugh-out-loud collection of essays from the star of The Mindy Project

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I love Mindy Kaling! I really really do. And I must admit I started this book a little cautious because I read her last one with high expectations and felt a little let down at the end. This time I found myself laughing out loud almost all through and nodding like a crazy person when I agreed with her witty observations (thank goodness it was my bedside reading and not my commuting book). I'm sure her humour is not for everyone but it's certainly worth a read just for the text/email relayed love story close to the end. Loved it!
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I'd choose mindys book/ tv show/ imaginary friendship with myself over any other females as I just love her. She is funny as hell! Always sincere and seemingly honest even when imparting opinions that most would never dream to say out loud let alone publish. And also the tiniest bit crazy (kinda touched upon in the last sentence) but that's what makes her seemingly comprehensible as a potential friend, she is a fully dimensional person, not just a character to sell a show(s)/ books. If you like mindy, this is for you.
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sorry i found this a little dull and hard going for me but i did finish it
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Good book
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Such an awesome book. Is incredibly funny and insightful.
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Love Mindy's writing style; its like having a conversation with your best friend. A lovely book to slip into when you are having a bad day. Smart, funny and reflective.
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Such a fun read. I want to be best friends with her, and this book is definitely a great continuation from the first.
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I read and adored Kaling's first book and so was eager to read her newest effort. I wasted no time ordering it on Kindle, expecting the same laugh-a-page experience. Although I did really enjoy this book and it was wonderfully funny, I must say there is a significant change of tone from her previous work, which I hadn't expected. Alongside the usual hilarious jokes, are some very touching stories, astute and witty insights and even a bonus novella about AU Mindy, a high school Latin teacher whose romance with the history teacher reads like a P&P/ Mindy Project mash-up. It's different and more mature than her first book. It's also much, much better.
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