Herstory Memoir Monday Recommendations

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Review:

Why Not Me? - Mindy Kaling I had read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling a while back and immediately put this on my TBR but it got buried under a bunch of other books and I’m just now coming back around to it. I absolutely love her and both of these books. There are bits from her last book that I still think about sometimes when I talk to people about those subjects, like the best way to think of Rom Coms.

This book was just as delightful as the first one. I don’t have quite as good notes as I did when reviewing the first book, mostly because I listened to the audiobook instead of actually reading the print this time. She read it herself, though, so no regrets on that front. It was even more fun to listen to her talk about everything as it had been to read about it.

I do want to take a minute to talk about my favorite sections, which were the first and the last. Kaling begins the book with talking about some of the beauty tips that she employs, most of which sound just crazy enough to be totally accurate as opposed to some of the other stuff we here about. Then she ends with a story about a girl who asked for advice on her confidence. What’s great about both of these sections, as well most of the book, as that Kaling talks about flaws and imperfections as a matter of life and not as something horrifying to hide.

Okay, I also really enjoyed her comparison between herself and her character on The Mindy Project. I really must get around to watching the show. I’ve seen it but haven’t been able to keep up with it as it is not high on the viewing priorities for my husband. I get it, he wants to watch all kinds of stuff I’m not interested in either. I was sad to hear that it was ending but at least it’s all there waiting for a good opportunity to binge through now.

I borrowed the audiobook from the library but it’s available from several outlets for purchase. Click on the cover image to be redirected Booklikes for options or add to Goodreads for later.

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