I just finished reading this book by Mindy Kaling and, it feels kind of weird saying this but it's true, it was a "wonderfully vivacious romp through the life of a woman who just knows she's the "real" it because lots of those who think they are its are like, totally lame, particularly if they look cuter than her in that dress that Mindy totally wants to wear".
I put that in quotes because I secretly hope that Mindy Kaling will read this post and like totally put it on the cover of one of the books when it's translated into some other language.
Then like, she'll totally want to know more about me because I really "get it" and wow, I really see that you have writing talent. Ok, enough of that, if you read the book you'll get why I'm going off like this, it's actually kind of fun. :)
- This book should be required reading for any dads of daughters. It gives this amazing view into the way women and girls think. Let's just say after reading this I had a discussion with my daughter about who from the Hunger Games she'd like to marry, and like, totally seriously.... Read this book, you'll get it.
- Mindy Kaling is freakin' hilarious. I'll admit that at times I don't totally get her references. Like she mentioned she wanted to be in a remake of Ghostbusters including a woman named Taraji Henson. I had no idea who that was, but when I asked a woman on the bus (who wanted to know what I was reading because I was laughing out loud) quickly informed me.
She mentions that she learned about imprinting from psychology (no, she says, actually it was Twilight).
A few of the chapters are: Karaoke Etiquette, "Hooking Up" Is Confusing, In Defense of Chest Hair and Strict Instructions for My Funeral. The chapter names alone are worth a few giggles.
- I want friends like her. Now it's entirely possible that she's putting on a total act. Maybe she's not like she writes in her book but I actually have a hard time believing it. I don't think she's this bunged up psycho bitch who will step on anyone to get her way. I mean seriously, the way she dresses there's NO WAY she's bunged up. :)
- I want my daughter to have friends like her. If in fact she's like she writes, she's loyal, kind hearted, a bit catty (ok maybe more than just a bit), really funny but most of all, I think she reminds me that it's important to tell Zoe just to be herself (and me too of course).
She wrote about how she tried to share some hilarious Monty Python with a tight knit group of friends while in High School and none of them liked like she did. I want my daughter to hang out with people she can be herself with.
I admit that it was fun riding the bus from the Marina with this book out because the women gave me very curious looks and that was cool. But in the end, I loved it because the book is really fun, really short and really worth it.
Read the book, you'll get it