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Why Not Me? | Book Review

Well things have been getting really hectic at work so I am having less and less time lately to do much. Having a fun book that made me laugh was a nice reprieve from all the stress. Mindy’s new book Why Not Me? had a lot of laughs but it had some really serious moments too.

She has such an interesting way to look at life and she pokes a lit fun at how ridiculous hollywood is and that normal woman just don’t live that way. I applaud her for being real and sharing the good and the bad.


Review: As I think is common with most comedian books, I think their main objective is for you to read the book and end up thinking “I could be best friends with this person” and Mindy succeeded.

I had no idea that she was from Massachusetts which was an awesome factoid. I love that she shared the embarrassing and not always glamorous side of her job. I also love that she talks about how it was all her hard work that got her to where she is now. That aligning herself with the right people to mentor her and to learn from was one of the things that made her successful. I really liked the stories she told and the inside look. I would have much preferred to have listened to an audiobook version than read it since you don’t get her sarcastic undertones, but it did make me want to go watch the Mindy project.

I actually ended up binge watching the whole first season last weekend. I even got sucked into an hour long interview she did with one of her best friends B.J. Novak at BookCon.



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*I was provided a free copy of the book via Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.




  1. Linda Sheridan says:

    That’s what we should all say- Why not me! I will pick this up at the library when it is available.
    Thanks for the review.
    Happy Thursday!

    Love, Steph’s Momma

  2. I listened to this as an audiobook, and it felt like I was just hanging out with her listening to her tell funny stories. I loved it!

    • Yes, she mentioned in the video that she wanted to write so that you felt you were just having coffee together.

  3. This is such a nice review, it sounds like her book had a good mix of funny but still serious.

  4. I seriously love Mindy – i haven’t had a chance to pick this book up yet! xo, Biana

  5. This is definitely on my “to read” list… I’m thinking I might do the audio version because I think it would be cool to hear it in her own voice!

  6. Oh how I love Mindy Kaling! I put this book on my Christmas list <3

    Green Fashionista

  7. I love Mindy! I listened to her first book on Audible and keep up with The Mindy Project. So glad Hulu picked it up!

  8. I didn’t really care for her first one & was wondering if this one was better.

    • I liked it, I wasn’t blown away but I could read her personality and getting some tidbits of what her life really is like was interesting.

  9. Oh I can’t wait to listen to this now! It’s in my queue from the library I just have to finish another book first. I feel like she mentioned Mass before and I feel like I can hear her saying BJ Novak in my head but maybe I can look at any word and hear her saying it in my head bwahah! Great review!

    • Thank you. I didn’t read the first book so it was a surprise to me and she doesn’t have a Boston accent at all. Those two are thick as thieves so it was a no brainer he would be mentioned. Haha! Happy Friday!

  10. i really enjoyed her first book and this one is definitely on my list as well. hope work gets less hectic soon!

  11. I love her! Even though celebrity books aren’t always the best, I do want to read this one.

    • I think I am just so used to a story a beginning to an end. Biographies tend to be sporadic stories without a specific story. It was still really good.

  12. I found I liked this one MUCH better than her first book. Which is weird because it’s not all that different. I feel like everyone read this book this month!

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