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  • Nothing Like I Imagined
  • Written by: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling
  • Length: 36 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Written by: Mindy Kaling
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Publisher's Summary

Is almost $2,000 a lot to drop on someone else’s dinner, just to be a big shot? Hell yeah! But what if nobody notices that you--one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” in the world--picked up the tab?

In this meditation on celebrity, power, and a simple thank-you, Mindy Kaling takes the next charmed step in her path from Conan intern to mogul: picking up the entire tab for a famous A-lister. It’s an investment, right? He’ll be blown away by her class. They’ll be best friends forever. Forty thankless seconds later, who wouldn’t spiral into self-doubt, second-guessing, over-rationalizing, and anxious obsession?

Plus, bonus content! An up-close-and-personal look at what Mindy does all day, including “executive producing” and gift wrapping.

From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined. In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Listen to them in a single sitting. They’re pitch-perfect.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Mindy Kaling (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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35 minutes.

I was just getting into for it to be done. I so should have paid attention to time before getting.

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Loved every word

I am a huge Mindy Kaling fan and was so excited to see she had come out with an essay collection... they do not disappoint! So light hearted and funny, they will definitely make your day.

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  • Gaby Mtz
  • 2021-02-19

Good story to share

This one I really liked it, it was funny and entertained, but I really want to know who is the A list actor she is referring to.

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  • Rachel
  • 2023-02-01

Love love love

Love her!!! So obsessed lol she is the best ! I need more I can hear her all day!

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  • Dorothy Dilger
  • 2022-12-31

fun

This is my first time listening to an essay and I really enjoyed it. Mindy is smart, funny, and just made me smile

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  • Rania
  • 2022-09-28

Nice

This has been my favorite one in the series. I loved the extra chapter at the end ❤️

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  • Amber
  • 2022-09-26

Thank you, Mindy!

Love the bonus content. If you know, you know. Xoxo (Seriously though… love that, thank you!)

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  • Tinnsel
  • 2022-07-03

I love Mindy

Great essay! So insightful and amusing. Mindy is a true bug shot and artist! Recommended!

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  • CharmandHappy
  • 2022-06-11

Coffee’s on me 😉☕️🎈🤷🏻‍♀️

I was so totally not expecting the plot twist. I usually prefer “How To’s” and really somehow thought your 36 minuter was a quick new set of ideas like one of my old favorites “How to Drive Your Competition Crazy” by Guy Kawasaki.
Your audible was refreshing, silly and enlightening. And, I had no idea you were a celebrity until you told me so in your story. I’ve met and worked for quite a few celebrities, and relieved I could never afford to buy their family dinner. I’d be happy though to make their kids animal balloons anytime 🎈💃🏻🥳🤷🏻‍♀️🤪🎨 Actually, I probably could buy a celebrity family dinner, but as you pointed out, better to continue to treat someone in need and expect nothing in return. Hope to meet you sometime. If so, coffee’s on me 😉☕️🤣

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  • BarbW
  • 2022-05-12

Shallow & self-centered

And not even funny! I had high hopes for this series. So disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-05-06

❤️

These short stories are great and so intriguing. Mindi always does a great job at capturing your attention. It’s so funny and witty.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2022-05-06

Good listen

It's good to realize the difference between generosity and giving. Sad that Mindy had to be slapped across the face (figuratively) to come to that realization. And to be confronted with it later. Tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk. Note - People with money don't need their tabs picked up. It's viewed for what it is - a bid to join the entourage. A "look at me" move. Also, true acts of generosity don't need to be advertised or quantified to anyone but the tax man.