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Why Not Me?

I got way off my streak of alternating fiction and non-fiction books. So it was nice to read an entertaining non-fiction  book, especially with as crazy as life has been lately. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling was an easy read and funny. Like her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, I can actually hear her voice since a) I watch (and love) her show and b) she has a very distinctive voice and personality. And I totally mean that in a good way.

Similar to Rob Lowe’s book of stories – one of my favorites – it is entertaining to me to hear personal stories of celebrities. It creates a sense, albeit false sense, of knowing that person, which for most people is not a reality with celebrities. So maybe it’s a shallow love of these books, but it’s pure entertainment. Non-fiction that reads like fiction. Check it out, especially if you like Mindy Kaling. Good pool/beach read!

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

No, it’s not what I sit around pondering on the weekends. It’s actually the name of Mindy Kaling’s book – Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). This is the first book I’ve read in a while – life got busy and I just couldn’t get into the few that I attempted to read. I’d had numerous friends read this book and love it, so it’s been on my list. I also recently hopped on The Mindy Project train and love the show.

The book is, for lack of a better description, Mindy’s ramblings. But don’t worry – they are hilarious ramblings. Having watched the show, I can read and actually hear her saying these things, which makes it SO much better. I highly recommend watching the show before reading the book for this added perk. She covers her childhood, her career, being a woman, dating, and even includes some pictures. I read a lot on the train and I’m sure I was a sight reading this and laughing to myself. She definitely comes across as someone I would want to be friends with. Women should definitely read this book – I think a guy would enjoy it also but may not find it quite as hilarious?? Not sure – but if you’re a guy and have read it let me know!

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