If you're like me, you've been waiting for Mindy Kaling's second memoir Why Not Me? since approximately 0.0001 seconds after you finished reading her hilarious 2011 book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Luckily, Kaling listened. Not only did she announce the book release date (September 29), but she showed everyone the stunning cover, too. (BTW, I'm also a fan of book titles as questions, Mindy.) Oh and bonus: She gives us the scoop behind some of the stories she will include.
On the book's website, Kaling tell us a bit more about the subject matter of her book.
In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s 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 you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
Basically it's going to be an incredible mix of Hollywood beauty standards real talk and gossiping with your best friends about relationships and life. Because yes, I believe that Kaling is one of my BFFs. I know what you're thinking: Does that whole "falling love at work" thing mean she's going to address her amazing relationship with ex-boyfriend and current-best pal B.J. Novak? Thank goodness yes.
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.”)
There's also an essay called "Unlikely Leading Lady," which takes a look at her and other roles in Hollywood:
In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s 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.”)
Related: She looks straight-up incredible on the cover, so whatever with the whole "unlikely leading lady," Hollywood crazy people.
The book comes out this year, September 29, but you can pre-order it now, which you definitely, definitely should. I can only hope she also lets me know if Chris Messina's (AKA Danny Castellano) hair is as glorious in person as it is on TV.
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