Reading Mindy Kaling

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Mindy and I are super best friends now; it’s more of a one-sided relationship, I mean, she does most of the talking while I basically just listen and laugh for the most part. Although I do talk back sometimes, but then she never listens. You know actors, they make everything about themselves.

Ha! As silly as that sounds, sometimes I feel that way because after listening to both her audiobooks, narrated by her, I found Mindy Kaling so relatable! Her books are mainly stories about herself growing up, then becoming a successful writer and also a little glimpse into her mind and thoughts. And it’s funny when you meet someone who can waste hours having wildly unimportant imaginary conversations in their head, feel insecure and embarrass themselves the same way you think you do. Sometimes it really seems like she gets carried away by this whole romantic comedy scenarios in life, as if she’s living in a Nora Ephron world, which I found hilarious and sweet. I think that’s why her imagination and creativity are such powerful features of her personality. She’s also smart, cheeky and funny.

By the way, back in 2011 she wrote this piece about the different women we see in movies for the New Yorker and it’s so on point! A great, great funny read, yet again.

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