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Publisher's Summary

Freaked out by her fortieth birthday, the creator and executive producer of Never Have I Ever reflects on the importance of good friends--and the mortifying obligations it takes to keep them.

Yes, Mindy Kaling is the genial Hollywood celebrity who posted twelve selfies from a single Oscar party, but that smile took work. In this hilariously honest essay, Mindy reflects on the social anxiety that she traces back to the slices of white cheese her parents served at her ninth birthday party. Little has changed in thirty years--least of all the fear of being judged forever. It’s probably best to just back away.

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. Read or listen to them in a single sitting. Either way, they’re pitch-perfect.

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

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  • Steven W Sillich
  • 31-03-21

disappointed but thrilled?

what the hell? I spent a 13 dollar credit on a 20 minute story. I was disappointed. I was so into the story and love the author but when it ended I was left feeling shortchanged. I wait for credits, pay for credits and they are priceless. when comparing this brief experience with something like Michelle Obama Becoming, you've got to be kidding. provide appropriate content for the money invested. boo! on you!

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  • Nicole Wolfe
  • 16-06-21

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Yeah— I wish I would have noticed this was only a 20 minute story before using a whole credit on it.

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  • The Honest Truth
  • 06-10-21

Trying to make friends

(Wo)man, I related with so much! I currently have my husband and my sister as best friends and can see Mindy as one :) I love everything about she was open and honest with her social anxiety and how she is such an awesome person who embraces her fears by allowing others in with this piece.

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  • Alexis
  • 20-09-22

Same girl

This book was everything! Charming , funny, well written, and Relatable!Inloved it! Favorite book so far!

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  • ireneinmia
  • 14-09-22

repeat from main book

even though I enjoy it. it is a repeat from the main book. just repeat.

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  • Ciarra B.
  • 14-09-22

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funny and give a great insight into social anxiety. I definitely recommend this audiable.

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  • Craig
  • 09-09-22

Heartwarming and funny

I highly recommend this quick listen about Mindy’s life-long struggle with social anxiety through humorous and heartfelt recollections from her past.

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  • monikakw
  • 08-09-22

Cheese is just cheese?!?!?

My favorite part was when Mindy’s mom said…”cheese is just cheese”. Referring to the Swiss cheese she bought instead of the “orange” cheese required for a culturally appropriate American part for a kid . I died laughing! Love Mindy and everything she does!

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  • Nik
  • 29-08-22

Social anxiety with humor

This was great. I feel I can relate to everything stated, you know, minus the lavish parties and famous friends. Oh and the Swiss cheese on burgers.

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  • Natasha Rich
  • 21-08-22

Relatable

Love Mindy from the office but had no idea she had similar struggles as most women. Very relatable and personable.

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  • Thebeast666
  • 13-12-20

great short listen. love Mindy's honesty

lovely Sunday afternoon listening. nice to know celebrities seemingly as confident as Mindy suffer social anxiety. presented with her usual humourous story telling