Mindy Kaling is adorable, lovable, and like that self-absorbed friend you could listen to ramble on and on about her life. With self-deprecating wit and total honesty she combines memoir with observational humor for one really great read. I found myself commiserating with her and laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I think the best part of this book is how relatable it is. I think men might avoid this, thinking it is a read just for women, but that would be a mistake. Mindy is the friend that we just can't get enough of, and we can all remember finding that first friend that "got us" or the college roommate that brought us out of our shell. The best part about this book is that, although the author is hilarious, she is totally vulnerable. She exposes her flaws, and in doing so makes it easier for all of us to laugh at ourselves
The writer and actress from "The Office" shares observations on topics ranging from favorite male archetypes and her hatred of dieting to her relationship with her mother and the haphazard creative process on the show.