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Mindy Kaling is an actress, comedian and author. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1979. Her alma mater is Dartmouth College. She is the author of New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Mindy is the creator and star of The Mindy Project which began show more on the Fox network in 2012, but now can be seen on Hulu (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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One More Thing (2014) — Narrator, some editions — 1,315 copies
Inside Out [2015 film] (2015) — Voice — 829 copies
Wreck-It Ralph [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 592 copies
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World (2017) — Contributor — 262 copies
Ocean's 8 [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 226 copies
The Office: Season 1 (2005) — Actress, Screenwriter — 188 copies
The Office: Season Two (2006) — Screenwriter / Actor — 162 copies
A Wrinkle in Time [2018 film] (2018) — Actor — 148 copies
The Office: Season 3 (2011) — Actor — 134 copies
The A.I. Who Loved Me (2019) — Narrator, some editions — 110 copies
Like Brothers (2018) — Foreword — 62 copies
The Office: Season 7 (2013) — Actor — 52 copies
The Night Before [2015 Movie] (2015) — Actor — 41 copies


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Mindy Kaling in Other People's Libraries (February 2016)


With the exception of the chapter about a speech at Harvard Law, I loved this book.

I think Mindy Kaling is very funny and she seems like a totally normal person. Her writing style is very conversational and I feel like I just had lunch with her where she told me all these funny and smart things. She talks about relationships, confidence, weight & body image, careers, and lots of her advice is great.

I want her to write a romance novel, I want her to give advice to young women everywhere, and I totally want to hang out with her.

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hmonkeyreads | 107 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
I read all of the essays in this series [Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes)] in the last two days via Kindle Unlimited but since they are all super duper short I am just counting them all under this one title so as not to ruin my stats for the year (Even though there are six of them I am not convinced that they even add up to one legit full length book!)

I don't know how much of Mindy Kaling's public image is real and how much is a cultivated image but based upon her books and her social media and most of her TV shows --- I am pretty sure that I wish she was my next door neighbor / BFF. I will be truly crushed if it turns out that she's an awful monster of a person.

These essays are very light and breezy (and funny) and they are just little snippets of her life: what it's like to suddenly worry about creating a religious/cultural heritage for another person, what it's like to be a single mom by choice, what it's like to be an entertainer who is really an introvert with social anxiety, what it's like to learn how to be a famous person "big shot" and how to interact with other hollywood types.
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hmonkeyreads | 3 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
Mindy deals with her generosity in this story and that she likes to buy other stars dinners when she is out. She feels that she has the money and likes to do it however, when she does it and does not get acknowledged for it well that makes her wonder why.
foof2you | 2 other reviews | Jan 15, 2024 |
This short story is about Mindy who was pregnant at the time going on a dinner date with her friend and fellow actor B.J. Novak in Silverlake and the adventure that ensues.
foof2you | 2 other reviews | Jan 15, 2024 |



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