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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mindy Kaling Narrator: Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Greg Daniels Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From Mindy Kaling, the author of the mega-bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? and creator and star of The Mindy Project, comes a highly anticipated second book of hilarious essays, opinions, concerns, and advice.

Since the publication of her much-loved first book, Mindy Kaling’s life has changed significantly. Back then she played Kelly Kapoor, a side character on the popular series The Office. Now Mindy is the creator, producer, writer, and star of her own television show, The Mindy Project. She is, as she puts it, “a tiny bit famous,” the perks of which include being three assistants and two phone calls away from obtaining Bradley Cooper’s e-mail address and having convicts writing her fan mail from prison. She’s gone through some other major changes as well—she’s watched friends start their own families, and she’s grappled with her own balance of work and private life.

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, the heartache, and the celebrations of her second coming of age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bono, encountering Elmo, what kind of snacks they have at a Vogue photo shoot, and what you should carry in your purse when you go to the state dinner honoring the president of France.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilarious…Kaling knows her strengths, and plays to them brilliantly…Aside from that effortlessly conversational tone and her pitch-perfect humor, Kaling’s biggest strength here is curatorial. She gives us the candy we came for—the advice, the anecdotes, the straight talk on body image—but sprinkles in something extra. [Grade] A-.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Funny, thoughtful essays and anecdotes written in the star’s trademark voice. But this time around, things are just little more grown-up…This is Kaling at the height of her power.”

    USA Today

  • “Kaling has written a second book that’s funnier, sharper and more confident than her 2011 collection of personal essays and pop culture riffs.”

    Washington Post

  • “Wildly entertaining and completely relatable…Kaling has a gift for storytelling. Her self-deprecating essays depict a young Mindy in the throes of adolescence…Kaling is able to take a memory from years ago and transport the reader into that moment with ease.”

    Associated Press

  • “Refreshing, confident, genuine, and, yes, absolutely hilarious.”


  • A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Humor & Entertainment
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2015
  • An Audible.com Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melissa | 4/19/2016

    " Mindy is as funny as can be, but she is more real than anyone I know of. "

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