Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (11): Why Not Me?

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**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

 

Why Not Me?

Author: Mindy Kaling
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Publication Date: September 15 2015

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From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal.

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions,” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”)

Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, 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 Bradley Cooper.


Why am I waiting…

Back in July I listened to my first audiobook, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. I loved it! I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it so much if someone else narrated it so I’m happy it was her. After listening to that I’ve been impatiently waiting to get my hands on Why Not Me?

I’m currently #388 on the wait list at Toronto Public Library. It’s safe to say I won’t be seeing that book anytime soon.

What are you waiting on this week?!
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Patty♡
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8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (11): Why Not Me?”

  1. ah libraries! they’re so great but it sure takes time for those holds to come in. good luck =)

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