Mindy, Mindy, Mindy

by - October 28, 2015

Remember my vacation read...it was none other than Mindy Kaling's first book. I was excited to see a new book was coming out. --Look at the lovely cover. A couple of weeks ago I read Mindy's new book: Why Not Me? 

It's taken me a while to actually write my review and this is why. I love Mindy. I mean I feel like I know her. She is funny and irreverent and she is not afraid to call BS. So many things I love and admire about her. 

As much as I loved her first book, this one didn't move me quite as much. It wasn't quite as compelling. What I loved about her first book is that it felt more like a memoir. She shared stories about middle school friendships. Being part of a group and ultimately choosing to be true to herself and her BFF. She tells us what connected them. We see clues to the future comic writer that Mindy becomes.

This book is more a set of essays that center around more current life events such as working as a writer on The Office and then getting her own show. The snippets she shares about how she chose to develop the characters on The Mindy Project  are interesting.  Though the essays that talk about "what it's like to be a celebrity" are not nearly as engaging. She is certainly funny and even self-deprecating,  but the essays aren't nearly as personal or intimate.

If you like Mindy, you'll find the book worth your time. Her unique voice comes through. I'm glad I read it. 

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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  1. It's sad when we want to love a book and just can't. :-/

  2. Misha, You are so right. --Luckily, it's rare. :)


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