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Mindy Chokalingam, known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American comedian, actress, and writer. From 2005 to 2012, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The Office. In addition to acting in it, she was a writer, executive producer, and director.
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Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement
Jodi Kantor - Sep 10, 2019
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters who broke the news of Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment and abuse for the New York Times, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the thrilling untold story of their investigation and its consequences for the #MeToo movement For many years, reporters had tried to get to the truth about Harvey Weinstein's treatment...
Mindy Kaling
Oct 04, 2019
Can a book feel important AND be a page turner? Yes! This one! #SheSaidBook by @jodikantor & @mega2e. What a read. Edge of my seat plus I feel smarter about investigative journalism at its finest. Read it with me 📖     source
Cravings
Hungry for More
Chrissy Teigen - Sep 18, 2018
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After the extraordinary success of Cravings, Chrissy Teigen comes back with more of her signature wit and take-no-prisoners flavor bombs.Cravings: Hungry for More takes us further into Chrissy’s kitchen…and life. It’s a life of pancakes that remind you of blueberry pie, eating onion dip with your glam squad, banana bread that breaks the internet, a...
Mindy Kaling
Jul 25, 2016
Hands down my favorite cookbook is #cravingscookbook by the wonderful Chrissy Teigen. On the right are two of my favorite recipes: King's Hawaiian BLPTS and pot pie soup. I die. Get this book and do a full Julie & Julia with it like I'm doing.     source
Yes Please
Amy Poehler - Sep 01, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a b...
Mindy Kaling
Nov 01, 2014
Getting treated to some major truths and funniness in Yes Please. I love you Amy Poehler.     source
IT'S ALL GOOD
Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great
Gwyneth Paltrow - Apr 02, 2013
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Academy-Award winning actress and bestselling cookbook author, returns with recipes for the foods she eats when she wants to lose weight, look good, and feel more energetic.Last spring, after a particularly grueling schedule and lapse of overindulgence, Gwyneth Paltrow was feeling fatigued and faint. A visit to her doctor revealed ...
Mindy Kaling
Mar 29, 2014
Now that we are on a little break between seasons I'm going to start my journey to minor self-improvement. I'm going to cook every recipe in Gwyneth Paltow's excellent healthy & yummy cookbook with Miranda and Marissa.     source
The Lowland
Jhumpa Lahiri - Jun 17, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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A New York Times Book ReviewNotable Book •A Time Top Fiction Book •An NPR "Great Read" •A Chicago Tribune Best Book • A USA Today Best Book • A People magazine Top 10 Book •A Barnes and Noble Best New Book • A Good Reads Best Book •A Kirkus Best Fiction Book •A Slate Favorite Book • A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book • An Apple Top 10 Bo...
Mindy Kaling
Jun 28, 2013
It won’t be out until September, but I’m dying to read The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Interpreter of Maladies completely changed my life. I read all her books the week they come out and wait impatiently for the next. My character Mindy Lahiri on The Mindy Project was named after her.     source
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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg - Mar 12, 2013
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Sheryl Sandbergs Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the ...
Mindy Kaling
May 03, 2013
Besides having written a great book, Sheryl Sandberg's comely face is comforting during airplane turbulence #leanin #keepcalm     source
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Blood Beneath the Skin
Andrew Wilson - Sep 13, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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The first definitive biography of the iconic, notoriously private British fashion designer Alexander McQueen explores the connections between his dark work and even darker life.When forty-year-old Alexander McQueen committed suicide in February 2010, a shocked world mourned the loss. McQueen had risen from humble beginnings as the son of an East Lo...
Marriage Plot
JEFFREY EUGENIDES - Sep 04, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Are the great love stories of the nineteenth century dead? Or can there be a new story, written for today and alive to the realities of feminism, sexual freedom prenups, and divorce?It's the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and listening to Talking Heads. But Madeleine Hannah, dutiful English major, is writi...
11/22/63
A Novel
Stephen King - Jul 24, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.President John F. Kennedy is dead.Life can turn on a dimeor stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry someh...
The Art of Fielding
A Novel
Chad Harbach - May 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended.Henrys fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, h...
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Bossypants
Tina Fey - Jan 03, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey's story ...
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