why not me // mindy kaling


released:9/15/2015
read from: 9/22 to 10/8 2015
isbn: 978-0804138147 // 240 pages


oh, how i love her so. 
after reading her first book, i had to pick this one up (or better yet order it off B&N and have them deliver it 5 days after it was released) because how could i not!

its weird that i love Mindy so so much considering i only really know her from the office, her first book and instagram. 
im probably the only human who has yet to watch her show. the few times i did, i didnt care for it.

i picked up this book because Diana posted this picture with an amazing quote (written out below) and i JUST about fell in love. 


"People's reaction to me is sometimes 'Ugh, I just don't like her. I hate how she thinks she is so great.' But it's not that I think I'm so great. I just don't hate myself. I do idiotic things all the time and I say crazy stuff I regret, but I don't let everything traumatize me. And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don't hate themselves. So that's why you need to be a little bit brave."

-Mindy Kaling

unfortunately you don't get that little gem til almost the end of the book. 
if you've read her first book then you know this gal can get down. 
the difference between this and her first is that her first was more about retelling and reliving stories. this book is more about the business side of her. and while I'm all for an independent woman kicking ass and taking names to get shiz done, i wasn't too crazy about this book. 

let me put it to you this way....
Tina Fey's Bossy: didn't care for it. didn't care for it so much that i didn't even finish it. 
Sarah Silverman's The Bed Wetter: didn't care for it. forced myself to read it but i didn't care for it. (i also want to point out that it was a while ago so i don't really remember it that well.)
...and i think that has to do with the fact that while i do appreciate their hard work and struggle to be the amazing women that they are, i don't really care to read the whole ins and outs of who they know and how. I'm more into their personal story telling. and while Mindy does mention some of it on here....there is a lot of talk about the Mindy show being canceled and picked up, a regular work day, about the Emmy's, about knowing this person or other and i wasn't crazy about it. 
it took me a few more days to read this book that it would have normally. 
NOW, I'm in no way, shape or form saying that this is a bad book because it is not!, its just not my preferred type of read. so make of that what you will but I'm pretty sure there are people who love the book to pieces because it is their type of read. 

as always, i will leave you with a few favorite lines.  

- "whats so wrong with effort anyway? its means you care."
- "the result of my not caring so much about what i say allows me to care more about how i say it."
- "if my childhood, teens and twenties were about wanting people to like me, now i want people to know me."

these are all from the Hello Again Chapter. 

-the "i love sex scenes!" chapter. 

-this quote

- "but my secret is: even though i wish i could be thin, and that i could have the ease of lifestyle that i associate with being thin, i don't wish for it with all my heart. BECAUSE MY HEART IS RESERVED FOR MORE IMPORTANT THINGS." 
(page 202 i capitalized the end because COME ONE!!! <3)

-"years later i realized that the way i had felt during those first few months was correct. i didn't deserve to be confident yet. i happen to believe that no one inherently deserves anything, except basic human rights."
(page 217)

-"because confidence is like respect; you have to earn it." 
(page 220)

-"people get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you're succeeding. people do not get scared when you're failing. it calms them."
 (page 221-222)

- also, that chapter (sorry i lost the page) where she talks about her friendship with B.J Novak. its amazing to see their relationship. specially when she talks about how he was there for her mother on her final days! <3 <3 <3

i love her when she's being honest. that to me is when she is the best! 
i hope she does keep writing but in a more personal, anecdote way. 

have you read this book? 
what did you think? 
let me know. 

thanks!

6 comments

  1. Haven't read this book but i've heard a lot about it. I must include this in my TBR :)

    - Joyce | http://bitsofjoyce.com/

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    1. come back and let me know what you think!
      i always like to hear other peoples opinion! (:

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  2. I just requested a review copy of this book! I can't wait to read it! Do you use Blogging for Books? I think you'd get a lot of use out of it :)

    Sarah

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    1. oh my gosh!
      i had never heard of blogging for books before so i went to check it out and is that even for reals!? <3
      i just signed up and requested my first book.
      hopefully it all goes well.
      thank you soo much for that!
      i hope it works out specially since i dont have a twitter and facebook is okay-ish.

      let me know what you think about this book once you're done! (:
      (and a million thanks once again!)

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  3. I'm so tempted to buy Mindy Kaling books. Your reviews are always funny yet true to the point. It makes me interested! :p xo

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    1. thank you! (:
      haha. i try i try.
      if ya gota pick one, pick the first one! so far thats my favorite one!!!! cant go wrong.
      if you can, look for it on the kindle or the nook app. i got it for like $4.
      im not saying the physical copy isnt worth it because it is but heeeey!!! if you van get it cheaper why not!

      let me know if you read it and what ya think!!!

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