I like Mindy Kaling. I read her first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and really enjoyed it. I told others to read it.
So I grabbed Why Not Me? her second book pretty quickly once it was released. And while I thought it was still funny (in parts) and sometimes entertaining, I didn’t enjoy it like I did the first one. At times I caught myself wondering what the point was. Like okay, good story, but why are you telling me? I’m all for pointless entertainment, but this one didn’t feel as well-written as the first one.
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling is okay. It’s not a waste of time to read and you’ll probably enjoy it just fine, but I want her to be smarter and better. I don’t feel this was her best work. I want her to keep writing and–I don’t know–try harder? That sounds super snotty but it’s the truth.