Title & Author:Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling Genres: Humor Format chosen: hardcover Published: 2015 Synopsis (abridged, from Goodreads):
In ‘Why Not Me?’, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you. Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.
Happy mid-week, readers! Hope the week is off to a great start for you. Since today is Wednesday I figured I would share another fun word to add to your vocabulary (or remember to use more frequently if you already know it).
Title & Author:Yes Please by Amy Poehler Genre: Humor, Memoirs
Yes Please is part memoir, part life advice book (some serious and some silly). I didn’t find it as laugh-out-loud funny as Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls (or Bossypants by Tina Fey, to which it’s more similar in style) and the advice wasn’t as…advice-y?…as Tiny Beautiful Things, but it was very fun account by an actress I admire. Amy Poehler, for anyone who’s not familiar, is an actress/comedian who has appeared in numerous movies and television shows: Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, Baby Mama, Blades of Glory…the list goes on.
After the seriousness of Going Clear, I needed to go in the opposite direction and either read an “everyone in town dies” murder mystery or something humorous. [Nonfiction can drain me, some topics more than others.] I went in the latter direction and decided to read Yes Please by Amy Poehler.
It’s sad to admit but I am quite late to the party in terms of reading David Sedaris. I’d seen his books many times and they’ve been on my “want to read” lists for ages, but I’m finally getting around to actually reading them. All I can say is that I wish I had started earlier, based on Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls. If laughter is the best medicine then this book should be patented as a new age cure-all. Continue reading