Mindy Kaling’s Best One-Liners from Why Not Me?

Enjoy the most popular pearls of wisdom highlighted by Amazon Kindle readers.

From successfully bringing her show The Mindy Project to Hulu to landing a leading role in the female-dominated Ocean’s 11 spin-off, Mindy Kaling has been keeping very busy.

When you read Why Not Me?, Kaling’s accomplishments are both unsurprising and inspiring, as she discusses how she has become more confident and taken charge both professionally and personally. Why Not Me? is a great mix of both a witty memoir and a reference for self-improvement that will keep readers laughing, while also making them feel empowered.

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Want a sneak peek at some of Mindy’s best one-liners before you read the book? Check out Why Not Me’s most popular passages—from Amazon Kindle’s top highlights—and enjoy these pearls of wisdom from one of our favorite funny gals.

  • “Work hard, know your shit, and then feel entitled. Listen to no one except the two smartest and kindest adults you know, and that doesn’t always mean your parents. If you do that, you will be fine.”
  • “And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don’t hate themselves. So that’s why you need to be a little bit brave.”
  • “And as everyone knows, the best kind of laughter is laughter born of a shared memory.”
  • “It’s traumatizing to think that a best friend could become just a friend. That’s because there is virtually no difference between an acquaintance and a friend. But the gulf between a friend and a best friend is enormous and profound.”
  • “We will never come home to each other again and we will never again have each other’s undivided attention. That version of our friendship is over forever.”
  • “The truth is, it’s hard to get people to like you, but it’s even harder to keep people liking you”
  • “Throwing a tantrum feels good because you think you are ruining everyone’s good time when you feel your very worst. But the truth is, you’re not ruining their good time, you’re just giving them another good story.”
  • “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.”
  • “If you’re my best friend and the only way I get to have dinner with you is by traveling thousands of miles, selecting a chicken or fish option, and wearing a dress in the same shade of lavender as six other girls, I will do that. I won’t love it. But I love you.”


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STELLA SPIEGEL is the email marketer for Read It Forward. When she is not busy reading her favorite celebrities’ memoirs, she works on creating enough memories for her future memoir.

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