why not me?-mindy kaling

“My humor is wet and loud and risque, like topless day at the water park.” (140)

“butt-nekkid with glitter and a beeper.” 

“But as any woman reading this will attest to, there are not many relationships more powerful than that of two women who fall fast and deep into a friendship. It was heartbreaking to be loved and lost.” (63)

“Asking your friend to be a bridesmaid is one of the modern paradoxes: no one actually wants to do it, but everyone would be offended if you didn’t ask.” (25)

“But I’m the kind of person who actually likes feeling a little bit out of place. Aspirational is how I feel comfortable.” (159)

i was reading this when my comedy writing troupe fell apart. in the moments before, i was trying to explain my feelings on how comedy had not yet reached the place of fully translating across mediums (vocal voice to book voice) in the way that books and movies are barrelling towards a true partnership (coming together to tell a story by doing different aspects really well) after a long history of the book always being better.

i just don’t think comedy books are there yet, but only because book books have slayed for so fucking long. that doesn’t take anything away from this book at all, it is exactly what i thought it would be, and the messages, especially the ones about the relationships between women, are well worth checking this one out of the library-and that’s no shade at all, i check every book (and movie and cd) out of the library.

i recommend as a partner read to anyone who’s leaning in with sheryl sandberg.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s