Why Not Me?
Book Tour
Announced

Mindy Kaling
Why Not Me?

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.

On sale 9/15/15. Preorder now.

Come See Mindy:

  • 9/14
  • Brookline, MA - 7pm
  • Brookline Booksmith
    279 Harvard St
    *Signing Only
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    • 9/15
    • Boston, MA - 7:30pm
    • Back Bay Events Center
      180 Berkeley St
      Sponsored by Harvard Book Store
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    • 9/16
    • New York, NY - 7:30pm
    • 92nd St. Y
      1395 Lexington Avenue
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    • 9/17
    • Washington, DC - 7:30pm
    • Sixth & I
      600 I St NW
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    • 9/27
    • Glendale, CA - 7pm
    • Live Talks LA, The Alex Theatre
      216 North Brand Blvd
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    • 9/28
    • New York, NY - 7pm
    • Barnes & Noble (Union Square)
      33 East 17th Street
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    • 10/2
    • Los Angeles, CA - 7pm
    • Barnes & Noble (The Grove)
      189 The Grove Drive
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  • About Why Not Me:

    In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether its 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 youre constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

    In How to Look Spectacular: A Starlets 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 womans 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 Player tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (I had been replaced by a younger model.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 Americas 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 whos ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those whove never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

    Read the first book:

    Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?