First- did I finish any of the books I intended to read this week?
Then again, I’m also still trying to finish Winter (halfway done!). However, I had Why Not Me on my phone from the library and it was due to go back this weekend, so I listened to it on my drive home.
I absolutely adore Mindy. I’m a big fan of The Office and I love The Mindy Project, so it’s no surprise that I enjoyed her first book. This one was a bit different though.
The first book was a bit more straightforward and this one is all over the place. Granted, it IS labeled as a collection of essays, but it’s still very ADD at times. I think it might have made a bit more sense in paper form when I knew a whole other topic was on the way. In fact, a time or two, I even checked to make sure that I didn’t somehow have the book on shuffle and it was playing out of order.
With that said, it is still funny and very much “Mindy,” but it just has a few snags. I adored the section where she speaks about BJ Novak and their friendship and liked that BJ stepped in the narrate a portion there.
However, there was a section where she’d concocted an alternate reality that got boring and annoying to me. I think it would’ve been fine on paper, but it just didn’t work in the audio format.
In all, I would still suggest the book to fans of Mindy, but I’d maybe stick to good, old-fashioned paper or ebook and not get the audio version.