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Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
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Why Not Me? (2015)

by Mindy Kaling

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I picked this for the Read Harder 2016 challenge, task 3, read a book of essays.

Most of the book was pretty good. But there were two essays I had to bail on. They were "A Perfect Courtship in my Alternate Life" and "Harvard Law School Class Day Speech." I started reading them and became bored so I decided to move on. The other essays were good. Overall I didn't enjoy this book as much as I liked [b:Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?|10335308|Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)|Mindy Kaling|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1443264638s/10335308.jpg|15237902]. But overall I like her personality and reading about her life. ( )
  readingover50 | Jun 11, 2019 |
Sweet and clever - great for listening to while drifting off. ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
I think for the right audience this would be a delightful read.

I was not the right audience. ( )
  Katie_Roscher | Jan 18, 2019 |
I thought it was supposed to be funny... ( )
  Firewild | Jan 3, 2019 |
I’ve gotten hooked on The Mindy Project lately and hadn’t read any of her books yet.
I enjoyed the stories in this book. It’s a collection that is both funny and inspiring.
It must be daunting for celebrities to be role models and also to be inspiring to their gender. What I mean by this is that she’s funny and she acts Because she loves it. Being an inspiration is a bonus that comes with her attitude but it’s clearly hard to deal with sometimes. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be a smaller than average sized woman who is categorized as “curvy” or even “plus size”. Who is told to lose weight by the industry she works for but who might lose respect from her fans if she conformed more.
Seriously that sounds like a lot of pressure to me. I would never want to be famous.

But I feel that she handles fame with grace and humor.
Her stories about dating and friendships are especially funny too.

I’m sure I’ll pick up her other book sometime too. ( )
  Mishale1 | Dec 29, 2018 |
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Hollywood starlet Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing, laugh-out-loud journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

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