A Review on Book by Mindy Kaling “Why Not Me?” 

I have a serious girl crush on Mindy Kaling and it started with her show “The Mindy Project”. 


The Mindy Project provided me with great solace during a time in my life when I was dating a ton of men to no avail.  Mindy knew my pain & she has this genuine ability to articulate her thoughts in a way you might want to, but never would for fear of what others may think of you. Plus, Mindy is beyond hilarious. She can take what feels like a tragic reality (being a career focused single lady in your 30s & feeling the tic toc of time passing you by) & spin it into an award winning comedy show.  No canned laughter, not necessary as you will be trying to breathe in between belly laughs and gasping for air. 


Much like her TV show, her book is like reading one of her scripts.  It is funny stuff and I must admit I have a hard time deciphering whether she is joking or for real, but who cares – it makes me laugh and I feel empowered by her comedic words tainted with confidence boosting truths about being a woman. 


It is pretty ridiculous the sort of stuff celebrities have to endure around their weight and the color of their skin.  Imagine if we (ordinary folk) had to hear comments about our appearances daily from random strangers?  We would be like “who the hell are you to be critiquing my image?”.  Well, who the hell are we to be critiquing celebrities? 


Mindy Kaling’s book is laugh out loud, don’t drink a soda while reading this.  She talks about meeting President Barack Obama, and developing some sort of texting, sporadic hang out, mixed signals dude who worked with President Obama. Oh!  And did you know the former First Lady Michelle Obama is a huge fan of “The Mindy Project” – True story!


Below is a pic of Mindy with her friend Jocelyn visiting the White House. 


Mindy talks about embracing the Juicing trend in LA before her second season of The Mindy Project and how she slimmed down so much by doing this, but it proved to be limiting in her social life.  


I think another thing I adore about Mindy Kaling is her infinite love for my favorite fast food joint “McDonalds”.  I am lovin’ it! 


In her book she discusses a day in the life of Mindy from when she wakes up to when she goes to bed. 


She talks about how she didn’t become famous over night and all the hard work which went into it & attributes gaining her confidence through hard work & her Mother’s no nonsense wisdom.  She confesses to having similar concerns as all women do around our body image. 


She talks about Stephen Colbert.  She mentions BJ Novak more than once, but it would seem they are close friends. I was really hoping that they were presently on again in the romance department. 


They are so cute together! 


I like to think that there is more going on and one day they will secretly marry under a chuppah in Israel and reveal a cute bundle of love (aka baby).


She presented to the graduating class of 2014 at Harvard Law & describes this in her recent book.  However, you can check out the presentation on YouTube. 


Mindy Kaling is the kind of girl/lady you want to be your best friend. She is the epitome of girly girlness yet also a feminist in the real sense of wanting women to have the same rights as men.  She is someone you can have a Bic Mac with and you won’t feel embarrassed when you say yes “please supersize me”. She is real, genuine, speaks out for single women all over the world who are not willing to settle.  She provides a voice to women of minority & proves the unspoken truth that anyone can be anything if you put your mind to it.


I love this lady!  I truly do. So much I didn’t cover too which is in her fantastic book.


So, buy or borrow her book! Just read it & love it. 

Peace & love – Rachel 

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You Know Jacques!

Living in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia. BA in Political Science, bailed on pursuing law school or international relations. Despite always wanting to be a writer, wound up in the wonderful world of HR. Opinionated yet reserved due to being Canadian and career choice. Hope you enjoy what I have to share. x

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