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I love Mindy Kaling, but not so unconditionally that I won't call a stinker by its name. Her first book SLAYED. This book I'm not even sure you can call a "book". It's rambly even for Mindy. And let me just say that I LOVE ramblings. These just felt...idk...like a first draft (?) I'm only writing this review b/c I was soooo looking forward to this book. Similar to sitting down to an amazing looking dessert. Your mouth is watering, you are ready to dig in, and midway through inhaling this gorgeous dish, you realize the cake is super dry and the frosting has no nuance. honestly, though, I will probably buy her next book b/c I love her :)
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What did you like best about Why Not Me?? What did you like least?
Hmmm what I liked best was Mindy Kalings narration. What I liked least was it seemed to be the same as the first book.
If you’ve listened to books by Mindy Kaling before, how does this one compare?
Well I know this will come as no surprise to any reader, but these books are shallow. I know Mindy Kaling fought to get where she is today but I hated really how lacking she is in the area of depth.
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
She performed her own truths wonderfully.
What else would you have wanted to know about Mindy Kaling’s life?
Maybe something of more depth, but I think I am digging a little deep myself, wanting more from her than there was.
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I'm a big fan so you might say I'm easily pleased by anything Mindy but still here are my highlights: great and short essays that are both funny and pop-culture-deep. I also liked that, being a second book, is less of an autobiography and more a smart woman's everyday's concerns turned into really well thought and really funny essays (something like fun reflective confession). Her performance makes the hole thing better because she knows like nobody else how's that supposed to sound.
I'd seen the shows and heard of her writing but this book has converted me to team Mindy! Finally someone real and I don't mean in the body shape condescending way I mean her words mean something!