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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

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I think Mindy Kaling is so funny! I love her show, I love her style and I love, love, loved her first book. When I found out that she was writing her sophomore book I jumped online and preordered it months ago. Then when it was released, it showed up in my mailbox and I had no idea what it was, but when I ripped open the packaging I immediately started reading! 

If you've seen The Mindy Project, you'll know that Mindy is the expert of the (not-so) humble brag and this book is no different. It did turn me off a bit because I remember her first book being a lot more about the punch line and less about the successes that she's experienced. That's also most likely because she's in a totally different place in her life and so that's what she had to write about. I also know that when she talks about being "a little bit famous," it's meant to be tongue-in-cheek, I get the sarcasm, I just got bored with it after a while. 

I think my favorite section was the one about body image and how Mindy sees herself. It was a great mix of the honest truth and some great jokes. Just because she's not a size two a lot of media outlets and fans put a spotlight on her because she's a "normal person." I don't think that's necessarily fair and this chapter shows that Mindy might not think so either. She talks about wanting to be confident with her size and be a positive role model for women and young girls, but she's very honest about having some of the same confidence issues we all do, which is really refreshing! And I don't want to spoil anything, but the section on Juicing was probably my favorite. 

At the end of the day, I still love Mindy! And this book will happily sit next to its predecessor, but like most movies I think I still love the original more. 

Love you lots, 

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