6 Things we hope Mindy Kaling discusses in her new book, Why Not Me?

May 5, 2015 at 8:12 p.m. ET
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Mindy Kaling fandom, rejoice! It's getting closer and closer to her newest book's release date.

It's been almost four years since we first got a look into the showrunner/writer/director/producer/actor's life in 2011's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), but Kaling teased us with a release date and a glimpse of the cover of her upcoming memoir, Why Not Me?, on Tuesday.


We're not totally sure what ground Why Not Me? will cover yet, but we're willing to bet a whole lot has changed both personally and professionally for Kaling since Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was published. Here are some things we're crossing our fingers she talks about.

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1. How much crazier life has gotten

Kaling's last autobiography was released in 2011 and the first episode of The Mindy Project aired about a year later in the fall of 2012. Kaling was already fairly well known for her role on The Office, but it's safe to say The Mindy Project catapulted her into a completely different level of fame. We're looking forward to Kaling's brand of self-deprecating humor as she describes how she navigated this new lifestyle change.

It would also be cool if she gave us some nuggets of wisdom about being a girl boss and how she manages her work/life balance.

2. B.J.

Seriously, what's the deal with Mr. Novak? Yes, she said that he was the love her life and he called their relationship "complicated and mostly wonderful," but we want details! For selfish reasons, of course, since we obviously think they make for the perfect couple.

3. Leaving The Office

What was it like walking off that set for the last time? We were devastated when the show came to an end, so we can only imagine how hard it was for Kaling to leave such a big part of her life behind.

4. Her biological clock

"This has been the first year I realized that if I want to have three kids, I need to get going," the star revealed during an interview for Flare magazine's October 2014 issue. It would be interesting to know how she feels about having kids now that her professional life has gotten so hectic. She's always so refreshingly candid, it would be interesting to get her point of view on the subject.

5. What she would actually do if she was invisible

But really, we'd also like to know if that Super Bowl commercial was just to sell the product or if this fabulous woman ever has days where she actually does, in fact, feel invisible and how she conquers them.

6. What it feels like to prove everyone wrong

"When I got to Hollywood, they said, 'Hmm, maybe you should play the best friend or sidekick,'" Kaling says over shots of her waking up at 4 a.m. to work out in a 2015 American Express commercial. "It was very difficult. I was told that they don't put girls who look like me on TV." Obviously, she's shattered all kinds of glass ceilings, so we hope she talks about how great that must feel.

What are you hoping to read about in Mindy Kaling's upcoming book?

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