In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to seek out contentment and excitement in the adult life, whether it’s falling in love at the job, seeking new friendships in lonely places, seeking to be the first part of history to lose weight naturally without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most significant, believing that there is a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no person 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 could possibly be appropriate for 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 storyplot of Kaling being seduced and dumped by the female friend in L.A. (“I ended up replaced by way of a younger model. And now they’d matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation together with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we have seen onscreen may be so thin that they’re walking clavicles approximately huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets to be with her relationship back with her ex-boyfriend and good friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”)
Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, plus the celebrations of her second coming-of-age to a laugh-out-loud funny number of essays that anyone who’s have you ever been at a turning point in their lives or career can connect with. And those who’ve never been at the turning point can skip to your parts where she covers meeting Bradley Cooper.