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Monday, December 4, 2017

Book Review: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (Audio)

Like Mindy Kaling's first book, this one was fun, silly, occasionally thoughtful, and has more substance than it appears on the surface. And like with her first book, I'm really glad I listened to it on audio, as she read it. And no one knows quite her intended inflections and sarcastic tones better than she does.

In this book, we get less of her childhood, and more of her growing up. We hear about college life at Dartmouth including rushing sororities, and hear about her burgeoning career including The Office, and culminating in The Mindy Project. While it might seem like name dropping, she is friends with people mostly from work, like we all are, and so over the years on different projects and shows, some of her friends like B.J. Novak have also become successful and famous, and those just happen to be her friends.

If you're looking for a fun distraction that isn't angst-y and fraught, but still is real and honest, this is a great book for that mood.

I checked this eaudiobook out of the library via Overdrive.

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