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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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  • Nikita
  • 2021-06-26

So fun

It’s like listening to an enthusiastic friend relay their fun day or their unexpected experience.

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  • 2021-05-12

Fun Easy listen

Listening to Mindy felt like listening to a good girlfriend. The kind that is authentic, honest and a good story teller!

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  • Tiffany
  • 2021-05-10

It's mindy kaling

What's not to like? It's mindy kaling. That's my review. Silly, open, honest, cringe worthy.

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  • Mo
  • 2021-05-04

Awesomesauce

Maybe I'm biased because I adore Mindy, but I really enjoyed this! Having her narrate this (like many of her other books) is always fun because when you've watched weeks worth of Kelly Kapoor and Mindy Lahiri, you can picture her saying everything based on how she sounds saying it! The bonus sneak peek into her life was so much fun :)

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  • Star Goddess
  • 2021-04-14

Fun listen

I really enjoyed this little bit of Storytelling from Mindy and I look forward to listening to the other Selections in the series.

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  • Kelly124
  • 2021-01-30

Kaling is Everything!!

I am already smitten with Mindy Kaling. I was so happy to see these short stories released... they are funny stories that give a glimpse into Kaling's life. I love to hear her tell them in her own voice.

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  • Adelita Garcia
  • 2021-01-23

Made ma laugh out loud

I heard all of Mindy’s short essays during my 2 hour drive. I enjoyed hearing her talk about her life, social anxiety, her pregnancy and life in LA. Not sure how much of this was true, but the story of her baby’s nanny was very touching. I think Mindy is funny and I really enjoyed these short essays.

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  • Gerald McKay
  • 2021-01-22

More noise from a celebrity

I took these for free as Ms. Kaling is one of the more attractive humans that has ever breathed.
It wasn't awful but it was a waste of time.

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  • Etoile NEOhio
  • 2021-01-18

A nice ending to this series of essays

A nice ending to this series of essays. Not unlike her work in general, some his me as more entertaining as others. I promise if she ever picks up my tab in a restaurant, I will thank her promptly!