Thursday, October 22, 2015

Book Tour: Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling


Title: Why Not Me? 
Author: Mindy Kaling
Published: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Crown Archetype

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22716447-why-not-me

From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.

In 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.

In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions,” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”)

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.
I received this book in exchange of an honest review so anything written below are the ones I’ve experienced while reading or the ones I’ve observed. I’m giving this book a four (4) stars review because it is fun to read, it is inspiring and Mindy is simply a cool person. I was glad to know things about Mindy by reading this book, I honestly don’t know her before I was clueless and didn’t bother doing research not until I started reading the book. It was an honor to be able to know a part of her just by reading one of her works.

The way she wrote this was for the reader to enjoy at the same time to inspire them (us). That’s how she is in real life maybe? I think meeting her in person would be awesome too. The book tells how much she’s been through from her entire celebrity life I could sense it was hard but still she managed to make everything enjoyable. I like how she sees life in her own way, it was like no matter what you throw at her she has a way to get out of the storm and comes back again. 

In some parts of the book I could also relate to her and also some parts I feel like I pity her. It was the way she narrates she was trying her best but no one wants her and I know exactly how that felt, that specific part of the book when she threw a party and she kept trying to invite everyone? It was… awkward and annoying at the same time. 

But all in all, I adore this woman. She’s full of positivity and inspiration, she makes all the people around her happy and with positive vibes. In her book she might be asking for love but on the positive side she’s diverting to something else just to overcome that side of her life. She may be picky or something? But I can’t blame her for that all I know is she’ll find the right man for her. She’s a strong woman after all. 

As a reader, I was inspired in her doings, some might sound crazy and I don’t know if she’s serious but others? She has a point. I like her advice to the graduates of a University also her advice to a child that asked her “Where do you get your confidence?” that was a question that is difficult to answer.
I think Mindy is a kind of person who you will enjoy talking because she’s full of words and honest woman. She’ll say what she has to say no matter what that is and she’ll make sure you get to laugh when she’s around. Well, that’s how her book told me. The book itself is a self-help. People should read this if they want to have a different perspective or view in life.
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MINDY KALING is an Emmy-nominated writer and actress, and author of the bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? She is the creator and star of the Fox and Hulu sitcom The Mindy Project, and she formerly played Kelly Kapoor on NBC's The Office. You can find her on Twitter (@mindykaling), or at her desk pretending to be writing a screenplay but actually online shopping with a memorized credit card number. She resides in Los Angeles. 


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