by Mindy Kaling
I love Mindy Kaling and this book just cements it. She will always be Kelly Kapoor to me, so I could hear her voice as I read her words. Crazy fun. This is a memoir of her younger life (how could it not be, she is still young, I think it is hip and popular to write your memoir for comedians these days), through getting her job working on The Office.
She doesn’t have any hobbies except for dieting. If she gave that up, all she would have left is work. She is a funny lady. Somehow though, if you don’t know of her and her work, and understand her sense of humor, I don’t think you would enjoy it as much. Though, my sister, mom and assorted friends have really enjoyed it (this book is making the rounds!).
It has been difficult to review because there isn’t a ton of substance to lock onto, but there are lists, essays, forays into her childhood and examples of how she is a wonderful best friend. It kinda makes me wish we were friends actually, oh well! It is silly, funny and you can read it very easily in a couple of hours. She hasn’t really had too many difficult things happen in her life, except for the struggle to get into show business, but the conflict is fairly light, so it is not too difficult. If you like Mindy Kaling’s work, pick this book up. Silly good fun. I give it 3.5-4 light twinkly and pink stars.