Mindy Kaling writing a new book of essays: 'Why Not Me?'

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mindy-kaling-new-book-deal-book-2.jpg "The Mindy Project" star, bestselling author and all-around girl crush Mindy Kaling is setting her sights on another literary pursuit: The actress/writer/showrunner announced that she is writing her second book.

Kaling tells the Los Angeles Times that her new book of personal essays will be called "Why Not Me?," a title she says "has kind of been my subconscious motto my whole life."

She explains that she wanted to write another book after her bestseller "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)" because so much has happened in her life since then.

"So much has happened between the time I published my first book and now," Kaling says. "The show; my mother passed away; so many of my friends have gotten married. I'm a godmother now, and a homeowner. There's so much that has happened in that period of time that I wanted to write another book."
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