Title: Why Not Me
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing
Published: September 15, 2015
MP3, 4 hours, 57 minutes
Genre: Nonfiction, Humor
SummaryIn Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it's falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you're constantly reminded that no one looks like you. Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who's ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who've never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling is the first book I listened to after my mother-in-law passed away from cancer. During that time I found it difficult to read anything. Books have always been an escape for me, but this was one time where I couldn't find solace. In a conversation with a twitter friend, she suggested that I listen to an audio book instead. I took her up on her advice and decided to peruse my audible bookshelf. I knew I wanted something upbeat and light. And when I came across Why Not Me? I knew I had found exactly what I was looking for.
Why Not Me? is a collection of essays written and read by Mindy Kaling. I read her previous book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and had some laugh out loud moments. I wish I would have listened to it on audio, because there's something so fantastic about listening to an author read their own work. So when this book came out, I immediately bought it on audible. Which is fantastic, in case you were wondering.
In this book, Mindy talks about everything from her college days to her life in Hollywood. I admire her honesty and candid humor. She truly has a gift for entertaining. I must admit I watched her since The Office and I'm also a fan of The Mindy Project. For me, she falls in the ranks with Amy Smart and Tina Fey. These are women who work so hard but make it look so easy and make people laugh while doing it. And after all, laughter is the best medicine. So, if you're looking for something to read or listen to to brighten your day, I recommend Why Not Me?