As I sit here, reading “Why Not Me?” by Mindy Kaling, while watching The Office in the background, I can’t help but think, “I’m so meta.” And if you don’t know what that means, I don’t really either, but it sounds cool, right? Anyway…
Mindy Kaling is a TV writer and actress, who you’ve definitely seen on The Office as Kelly Kapoor, or as the star/writer on The Mindy Project. If you can’t put a face to the name, then get out. Just kidding! But you might want to flip on The Office and revel in the amazingness.
“Why Not Me?” is a perfect combination of hilarious retellings of anecdotes from Mindy’s past, a front row seat to her inner monologue, and an inside look at her daily, whirlwind lifestyle.
Mindy’s voice is so vivid, it was like we were hanging out at my house, on a random Thursday night, sipping on Moscow mules, Grey’s on in the background, and she’s just rattling off these hilariously wild stories to me. Because we are best friends.
The most memorable chapter for me is when Mindy described a friendship she had with a charismatic, well-connected LA native. I was incredibly drawn in by Mindy’s truthfulness about the relationship, and her ability to evaluate her own actions honestly. Mindy tiptoed around outright naming people, but I was so hooked, I went deep into the Instagram archives to find everyone mentioned. I didn’t actually find them.
Mindy spills her secrets to success, and it starts with hard work and ends with believing in yourself. I would be proud if my daughters chose her as their role model. Heck! She’s MY role model! And her book is the perfect read for anyone who needs a laugh, or some motivation, or wants to relax. Honestly, any adult, at any stage in their life would enjoy “Why Not Me?”
So, we’re kicking off The Year of the ASM Book Review with a bang! “Why Not Me?” by Mindy Kaling, is getting a big ☕️☕️☕️☕️ on the ASM book review scale!
ASM Book Review Grading Scale:
☕️☕️☕️☕️- Top notch! Must read now!
☕️☕️☕️- Really doing it for me. Highly recommend.
☕️☕️- There was good. There was bad. Read it, or don’t. Whatevs.
☕️- Not my cup of coffee. Read at your own risk.