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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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  • Nicole Wolfe
  • 16-06-2021

20 Minute Story

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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  • Steven W Sillich
  • 31-03-2021

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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  • The Honest Truth
  • 06-10-2021

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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  • Jaime Rairigh
  • 13-08-2022

SOOOOO RELATEABLE

I struggle with social anxiety and this was so relatable!!! Mindy Kaling is the absolute best!!!

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  • 10spoont
  • 11-08-2022

Loved it

I had no idea I would like the format. I laughed and also felt I could relate. Very good and I’m glad I tried it. Thank you.

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  • Jacob
  • 18-07-2022

Fun story

I listened to this whole relaxing in the pool in Cancun, and found it delightful: YMMV.

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  • Kathryn Penobscott
  • 14-07-2022

Lighthearted truth

Enjoyable, pleasant and lightly humorous about real world anxiety. Not especially memorable but a nice way to pass time.

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  • Randi
  • 14-07-2022

Relatable, Entertaining

I came across this title as I searched for personal development books. I immediately could relate and had to give it a try. Although it was relatable and entertaining, I didn’t find much value on the personal development side.

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  • Matthew
  • 13-07-2022

Quick and easy

Quick and easy story to listen too. God voice. Look forward to more short stories from here and this collection.

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  • Familyof6
  • 27-06-2022

More!

It was so well written and so fun, relatable, and interesting! I wish she kept going for 10 more hours.

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  • Thebeast666
  • 13-12-2020

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

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