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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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Cravings
Hungry for More
by 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
by Amy Poehler (Sep 01, 2015)
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In Amy Poehlers 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 Amys charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a boo...
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
by 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
by Jhumpa Lahiri (Jun 17, 2014)
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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
by 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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Alexander McQueen
Blood Beneath the Skin
by Andrew Wilson (Sep 13, 2016)
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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
by JEFFREY EUGENIDES (Sep 04, 2012)
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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
by Stephen King (Jul 24, 2012)
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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
by Chad Harbach (May 01, 2012)
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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
by Tina Fey (Jan 03, 2012)
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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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Look, I Made a Hat
Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany
by Stephen Sondheim (Nov 22, 2011)
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Categories: NonfictionMusicArt
After his acclaimed and best-selling Finishing the Hat (named one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2010), Stephen Sondheim returns with the second volume of his collected lyrics, Look, I Made a Hat, giving us another remarkable glimpse into the brilliant mind of this living legend, and his lifes work.   Picking up where he left off in Finish...
Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson
by Lady Gaga (Nov 22, 2011)
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In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour. During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000 images and attended more than 30 Monster Ball dates around ...
My Father's Daughter
Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness
by Gwyneth Paltrow (Apr 13, 2011)
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The Academy-Award winning actress and avid foodie shares a sumptuous collection of recipes and gorgeous photographs celebrating the joy of preparing food for loved ones, a passion she learned from her beloved father. As an actress, author, trendsetter, creator of goop.com, and host of the popular PBS series, Spain: On the Road Again, Gwyneth Paltro...
What to Wear, Where
The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation
by Hillary Kerr (Mar 01, 2011)
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Life is stressful; your outfit shouldn't be. That's the philosophy behind What to Wear, Where, the second book from the authors of the popular style guide Who What Wear. This time Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power give readers exactly what they've asked for: specific advice on how to put together the perfect look for any social occasion. What to Wea...
The Girl in the Green Raincoat
A Tess Monaghan Novel
by Laura Lippman (Jan 18, 2011)
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Originally serialized in the New York Times, The Girl in the Green Raincoat is now in book form for the very first timea masterful thriller in the Alfred Hitchcock mode that places a very pregnant, homebound Tess in the center of a murderous puzzle that could cost her her life and the life of her unborn child....
The House of Mirth
by Edith Wharton (Apr 22, 2014)
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Categories: ClassicsFiction
Selden paused in surprise. In the afternoon rush of the Grand Central Station his eyes had been refreshed by the sight of Miss Lily Bart. It was a Monday in early September, and he was returning to his work from a hurried dip into the country; but what was Miss Bart doing in town at that season? If she had appeared to be catching a train, he might ...
Mindy Kaling
Oct 11, 2011
I read that in 9th grade, and that book completely changed my life. I love Edith Wharton, and my teacher Ms. Fox had us read it, and I just never read a book like that before, like a book that’s from the early 1900’s but felt so modern in terms of what the main character was going through.     source
Harriet the Spy
by Louise Fitzhugh (May 08, 2001)
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Harriet the Spy has a secret notebook that she fills with utterly honest jottings about her parents, her classmates, and her neighbors. Every day on her spy route she "observes" and notes down anything of interest to her:I BET THAT LADY WITH THE CROSS-EYE LOOKS IN THE MIRROR AND JUST FEELS TERRIBLE.PINKY WHITEHEAD WILL NEVER CHANGE. DOES HIS MOTHER...
Mindy Kaling
Oct 11, 2011
As a child, my favorite book was probably Harriet the Spy. That was such a great book because it was not about how cute she was. In fact, she wasn’t especially adorable or anything. She was such just an adventurous city kid and she had weird confidence even though she wasn’t that popular. She was a nosy little chubby kid who was special, and it was always one of my favorite books growing up.     source
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