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  • Once Upon a Time in Silver Lake

  • Nothing Like I Imagined
  • Written by: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling
  • Length: 14 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All Mindy Kaling wants is a night out…but what does the scary stranger in the driver’s seat of her ride want? Find out in a nerve-racking minidrama by the New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?

When Mindy and her best friend, B.J. Novak, are approached on a dark street by a Charles Manson-esque character, naturally they’re unnerved. Turns out he’s a huge fan of The Office! Now Mindy’s feeling a little judgy. But the night is young, unseasonably hot, and getting weirder. Mindy and B.J.’s brief encounter with the drifter is about to take an unexpected turn in Sunset Junction.

From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined. In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Listen to them in a single sitting. They’re pitch-perfect.

©2020 Mindy Kaling (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Catmomma
  • 02-05-22

Short and sweet

This story seems like some thing that could happen to anyone on a random evening when they let their guard down. In a way, it reflects how detached Mindy and BJ were from the realities of living in a major city with people who would want to do harm. I’m glad it ended well for them but also as a native New Yorker I was not surprised that they would have gotten strolled up on. I enjoyed listening to this while taking a walk I recommend it.

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  • anne choyce
  • 15-04-22

So funny!

Loved Mindy Kaling. Funny, witty, great storyteller. Thank you for keep us all laughing! Can't wait for your next book or show.

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  • La Frau
  • 22-01-22

nice

Amicably witty and a breath of fresh spices of funny. Enthusiastic. Curious. Naturlich. MANGO. light blue. Roses.Almost Equestrian. Nova. furnished.

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  • Pure Gold
  • 21-01-22

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Fine example on the journey our mind can take us with only a few suggestions.

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  • Ladytaz415
  • 11-09-21

so sorry this short I Definitely wanted more

so great and funny
hopefully a movie follows for this real soon or maybe a Disney short

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  • Jim Behling
  • 13-06-21

Enjoyable

Fun short story was ready to hear more. Could truly feel her discomfort being pregnant

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  • sharon B.
  • 20-02-21

awesome! typical funny sharp Mindy

loved it! very entertaining! always enjoy Mindys with and ability to say what others just think.

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  • Gaby Mtz
  • 19-02-21

You can skip this one

This one I didnt like. I dont see the point on sharing this experience, like if someone can relate to it.

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  • Etoile NEOhio
  • 17-01-21

Perfect little essay

Perfect little essay for listening to while city driving and running errands. Really enjoying Mindy's narration of her own life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-21

huh?

I was expecting a funny story. I didn't find humor in it. I got done with the story wondering what the purpose was.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-20

Spectacular

Listening to all of these essays, I smiled all the way through interspersed with chuckles, smirks and actual throw-your-head-back-and-cackle-like-a-witch-laughs. Mindy Kaling’s performance is better than I could’ve imagined!