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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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  • Laura McCammon
  • 09-04-21

Forgot I was exercising while I listened.

In true Mindy Fashion, she allowed my mind to leave my body while exercising. I so thoroughly enjoyed this essay, I forgot what I was doing.

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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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  • Natalie M. Weems
  • 17-03-21

Favorite story of this series yet

I really enjoyed this of all the Mindy stories. Insightful, funny, and endearing... I highly recommend.

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  • Gaby Mtz
  • 19-02-21

I like her a little bit more

This was my first Mindy Kaling short story and I did like it and I want to read the complete series. Is just her sharing some experiences.

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  • Michelle King
  • 01-02-21

Tea time with Mindy - LOL

I love listening to Mindy sharing her stories; made me feel like I was right there with her!

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  • Linda Bolle
  • 26-01-21

Great storyteller

Great to know that some celebraties are real people too.
Cindy you are not lonely, you just pick friends carefully, and leave when it's time for you to
go and write amazing stuff.

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  • M A
  • 25-01-21

Interesting listen

A fun, interesting listen if you want to hear a little more about this actress and the down to earth people of Hollywood.

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  • Becky W
  • 17-01-21

down to earth and relatable

loved it. while I can't relate to the Hollywood experience, nor do I want to, Mindy Kaling could be one of my best friends if she is truly as she presents herself.

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  • Courtney
  • 12-01-21

10/10

As a fellow socially anxious human, I felt so seen and completely entertained. Love Mindy Kaling!

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  • SNES
  • 04-01-21

Relatable AF but inspiration

Relatable AF but inspirational for when you think you're the only one experiencing that struggle

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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