Book Review: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

why not me

Review by: Bethany
Genre: Biography
Format: Hardcover
Page count: 240 Pages
Rating: 4/5 stars

 In stock: Yes

“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.”



Do you love The Mindy Project? Did you enjoy Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then there’s a 100% chance that you will like Why Not Me?. That’s just the math, guys.

I’m a huge fan of autobiographies by female comedians (The Bedwetter, Bossypants, Yes Please, and the like), so I had been waiting for Mindy’s sophomore effort with the excitement of a 6-year-old on Christmas Day and I was not disappointed. Her first book was good, though I didn’t find it terribly relatable, but Why Not Me? shows growth and a knack for turning bad experiences into charming anecdotes. Her new book introduces a wiser, more mature, and more personal Mindy Kaling with some empowering messages to share.

At 240 pages it’s a very fast read, which I always like because it makes me feel accomplished and brings me that much closer to completing my Goodreads challenge. Looking for a quick excuse to pat yourself on the back? Why not Why Not Me?

All in all, it was a nice, light read that you can recommend to the moms at your book club or your angsty teenage niece. It’s for everyone!

P.S. Both of her book titles are questions. Interesting?

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