Wednesday, 29 July 2015

waiting on wednesday - why not me?

Happy Wednesday, friends! Today is another Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine. Today, we're talking about a super exciting NON-FICTION release! What?!?! Ryley's reading non-fiction? Call the cops! 

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling 
240 pages 
Publisher: Crown Archetype 
Publication date: September 15, 2015

From Goodreads: 

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.
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.
In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s 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 woman’s 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 “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model.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 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.”) 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 who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

Why I'm Waiting: 

You might not know this, but Mindy Kaling is actually a very close, personal friend of mine. She doesn't know it, but it's true. So obviously, I have to support her new book. It's just what friends do, right? Aside from that, Mindy is absolutely hilarious and I can't wait to get another look inside her awesome brain. 
8 comments on "waiting on wednesday - why not me? "
  1. I love Mindy Kaling! I'll be sure to add this to my TBR!

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. Great pick! I really want to check this one out too. It sounds excellent and I love funny books. I'm a new follower!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Awww yeah... this book looks hilarious. Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier.

  4. I love Mindy! I can't wait for this! Awesome pick!

  5. Everyone is talking about this book! I have never read Mindy Kaling's writing before but I love her so will definitely check this out!

  6. Love her and this cover! Great pick!!

    Thanks for stopping by My WoW!