Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling

Last week my computer broke which made me very upset and really unable to read anything at all. I’ve wanted to read something written by Mindy Kaling for a long time. I’m a big fan of the two TV shows that she helped create, The Office and The Mindy Project. I also think she may be one of the funniest women on television.

22716447In the sea of famous people who write their autobiographies,  there are a few of them that are actually interesting to read. I would probably skip every single book written by a star of a reality TV show or a fashion designer or an actor whose biggest success was being pretty but I would gladly read about women who struggled in Hollywood.

This is a collection of essays, each one represents a certain time in Mindy’s life, starting from the time she was hired to write for her most famous TV show. Since this is a book of essays, each story is actually a smart insight into the world of Hollywood stars and especially those who are behind the camera. Mindy still manages to be funny and witty while talking about racism, sexism and the big pressure of society.

Mindy Kaling’s voice is very unique. She’s not always politically correct, she’s not what people expect her to be, she’s not here to please you. She made her way in the industry with her own talents and her writing was funny, original and always interesting.

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Carrie Fisher’s autobiographies

One of the worst things that happened last year was the death of the actress Carrie Fisher and her mother, actress Debbie Reynolds. They were both great artists and amazing humans and the world is a worse place without them.

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 Carrie Fisher was, of course, known for her role in “Star Wars” as the legendary princess Leia. But many people only then found out that she’s also a great writer and an active speaker about mental health. She was suffering from bipolar disorder for years. The experience she had with dealing with that disorder, along with the troubles in family and work  gave her enough material to write at least three autobiographies.

I don’t read that many autobiographies. Too often they turn out to be a disappointment. What do people look for in an autobiography, anyway? If you’re asking me I’d say: honesty and a creative way of telling about the events in life that may not be of historic importance. Carrie writes about her hard life with so much humor that you can’t help falling in love with her and her books.

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