Mindy Kaling has found herself at a turning point. So in Why Not Me?, she shares her ongoing journey to find fulfilment and adventure in her adult life, be it falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in unlikely places, or attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behaviour modification whatsoever.
In "How to Look Spectacular", she reveals her tongue-in-cheek solutions for guaranteed on-camera beauty. "Player" tells the story of Mindy being seduced, then dumped, by a female friend in LA. And in "Soup Snakes," she spills some secrets on her relationship with ex-boyfriend and close friend B. J. Novak.
Mindy has put the anxieties, the glamour and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into this book, to which anyone can relate. (And, if they can't, they can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.)
Mindy Kaling is the stage name of Vera Mindy Chokaling, an Indian-American actress, comedienne, writer and producer. Mindy shot to fame with her cross-dressing impersonation of Ben Affleck in a play she co-wrote, entitled Matt & Ben. Mindy then went on to write for the US version of The Office, before going on to portray Kelly Kapoor in the TV series. She has had cameos in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and recently appeared in The Five-Year Engagement with Jason Segel. She currently stars in, and is the creator of, The Mindy Project.