Vera Mindy Chokalingam, AKA Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, screenwriter, and author. She became famous after she acted as Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom ‘The Office.’ She has also been nominated for the primetime Emmy award for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
She has done various projects for fox comedy series. She also created the NBC sitcom champions in 2018. She has done voice-over work for many films like Despicable Me, Inside Out, and much more. She has also made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Here is the list of the best books by Mindy Kaling.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Mindy has played various roles in her life, from being an obedient child to a comedy writer. Her journey was never an easy one. Through this book, she takes the readers on a journey. In Mindy’s words, you will know who makes a best friend, about love, what makes a right guy, her career, how to get the right amount of fame. If these questions buzz in your mind, then this is the right book for you—a must-read for everyone.
Why Not Me?
The author has talked about adult life in this book. She has talked about her journey to find satisfaction and excitement in adulting. It covers various topics like falling in love at work, seeking new friendships, loneliness, losing weight, behavior modification et cetera. This book is a collection of essays that are filled with thought-provoking ideas and punches of humor. It will make you think and laugh out loud at the same time—a typical Mindy-style book.
Kind of Hindu (Nothing Like I Imagined)
Mindy is closely engaged with her Indian heritage. She believes that knowing your family heritage can actually feel lame. Though she has an incredible tolerance for spicy food and like Ravi Shankar, however, she is not that Hindu. Actually, this is what she believes. Her daughter has a great likelihood for a Jewish actor. And knowing her taste, she many times thinks about how Indian she wants a daughter to be. This is superior work that is filled with humor and wisdom.
Please Like Me (But Keep Away)
Mindy freaked out on her 40th birthday. In this book, she has talked about the importance of good friends and the obligations that come along. This is a hilariously honest book. She had talked about the social anxiety that followed when her parents served white cheese to her friends on her 9th birthday. And that fear is still there in her life; she faces the fear of being judged. She believes that it is best to back away. This is a perfect book; try to read it in one sitting.
This book is based on celebrities, power, fame and a simple thank you. In this story, she takes a significant step as an intern and picks up a tab for a famous A-lister. She thought her action would turn them into best friends forever. But, what happened next? Lol. You will have to figure it out yourself. This book will tell you about other things that Mindy does other than executive production and gift wrapping.
Help Is on the Way
One of the author’s friends advises her on hiring a baby nurse in this book. And she finds the advice reasonable and finds the help she needs. This is a very soulful essay by her. She has talked about how it feels to become a mother. And she has also answered various questions related to babies. The story is full of funniness.
Once Upon a Time in Silver Lake
In this book, she has talked about how desperately she wanted a night out. But the weird driver wants something else from her. Do you know what? Please don’t expect me to reveal this secret. This is a mini-drama. It is about an unexpected encounter of Mindy and her best friend with a fan of Mindy. You will see how this story will take unexpected turns.
Searching for Coach Taylor
This book talks about the hardships of adult life. Mindy thinks about a perfect, hypothetical future husband and evaluates marriage’s pros and cons. She feels like she can wait till she finds the right one. You must give it a try.
I hope you find these recommendations helpful and worth your time. Books can be therapeutic. Then it can make you laugh when you don’t feel like laughing. Such is the power of books. Enjoy Reading. We will come up with more exciting recommendations.