‘Why Not Me’ by Mindy Kaling | Book Review

Mindy has always been one of my go to idols. Ever since seeing her as the hilarious Kelly in ‘The Office’ going into ‘The Mindy Project’ (Which I desperately need to catch up on) and her first book ‘Is everyone hanging out without me’ I have been in love. Funny, witty, smart and gorgeous Mindy is on my ‘Favourite people’ list. 

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For the ladies | Opening chapter already had me in hysterics, she already compared herself to Gollum from ‘Lord of the rings’ (read to understand this haha). She starts by saying how much effort goes into ‘Hollywood’ looks, being made into an idol by her fans for not looking like the stereotypical Hollywood actress. She informs us about all the behind the scenes and that it isn’t as glamorous as it seems. This chapter is also full of thoughts on weddings (Favourite quote being “I won’t love it. But I love you”), friendships both lasting and non-lasting (aka read sub-chapter ‘Player’) and even about her adventures in sororities. 

Take this job and love it | Going into how ‘The Mindy Project‘ came into existence, the ups and downs and her mentors along the way. I love reading about how people got to where they are now. This chapter was a good read. She goes on to talk about sex scenes, her take on today’s plots for television and a very in-detail ‘day in the life’. 

Love, dating, and boys who r(i)un the world | Probably my favourite section of the book. ‘Soup snakes’ made my heart squeeze, it was bittersweet. ‘One of the president‘s men’ was an exciting roller-coaster. She talks about her dream guy, like me she isn’t picky! What a whole chapter about who is the best guy? That‘s not picky I swear! haha (Okay I may be picky). Then my favourite is the whole alternative life she has made for her self with an angst filled relationship (it was like reading a Mindy and Danny AU haha). So yes this is my favourite chapter and you need to read it NOW! 

All the opinions you will ever need | Her summary. Thoughts of being a role model. Thoughts on life. Over all this can’t be explained, it’s just Mindy sitting you down and saying “hey, this is me, take it or leave it“.


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Pros and Cons:

Pros | What is great about this is that you don’t even have to have read her first book to enjoy this one. Yes it is a extension of the first but it still stands as its own entity. It’s also great as its filled with sneaky advice hidden as comedy, she talks about normal issues and how she over came them through hilarious stories. 

Cons | I once read, that to write a good book review that you need both pros and cons. I can’t fault this book. If your younger than 15-16 you may not so into it. If you don’t like the comedy scene, hearing about what writers do in their free time then maybe give it a pass. If I could say one thing, it wasn’t long enough. haha (My way of saying “Mindy give us more!”)

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Similar Reads: If you liked Yes, Please‘ by Amy Poehler, ‘Grace’s Guide‘ by Grace Helbig or Bossy Pants‘ by Tina Fey then this book is for you!

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Overall I really enjoyed this book. I’m so into biographies at the moment. I love looking into other peoples lives , hearing their thoughts and reading the stories that make up who they are today. I wish I was Mindy’s friend I feel like I would have a ball haha

Have you read Mindy’s book/s? Let me know if it would be something you would give a try!

Love Always,