Please Like Me [But Keep Away]

Please Like Me [But Keep Away] Review

Freaked out by her fortieth birthday, the creator and executive producer of Never Have I Ever reflects on the importance of good friends—and the mortifying obligations it takes to keep them.

Yes, Mindy Kaling is the genial Hollywood celebrity who posted twelve selfies from a single Oscar party, but that smile took work. In this hilariously honest essay, Mindy reflects on the social anxiety that she traces back to the slices of white cheese her parents served at her ninth birthday party. Little has changed in thirty years—least of all the fear of being judged forever. It’s probably best to just back away.

From the acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer, and New York Times bestselling author comes Nothing Like I Imagined. In these essays, Mindy Kaling shares the latest chapters of a multitasking life in Hollywood. Read or listen to them in a single setting. Either way, they’re pitch-perfect.

Title:Please Like Me [But Keep Away]
Edition Language:English

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    Please Like Me [But Keep Away] Reviews

  • Kat

    My conclusion after reading this Amazon Original short story by comedian/actress/writer Mindy Kaling of "The Office" fame?This woman gets me.At just over 20 pages, it's a breezy read, not diving parti...

  • Yoda

    I am in love with her friendship with BJ Novak, which is a weird stanse to have on something that in noway affects my life, I do realize that. As en extrovert it´s nice to read an introverts point of...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    We've been watching the Mindy Project (a rewatch for me, first time for my husband) so when I saw this series of six essays by Mindy Kaling it was an obvious download. The Kindle version is free to Am...

  • Doug

    Oddly enough, even though I like Ms. Kaling when I see her on talk shows (primarily Colbert), I have never seen a single episode of 'The Office' or 'The Mindy Project'. I DID read her first book, as w...

  • Erin Nigh

    People who know I have social anxiety like to say things like: “You may not want to go out, but you should just force yourself. You’ll be glad you did!” That is a lie. I loved everything abou...

  • Barbara Powell

    Loved these totally relatable stories about being socially awkward and yet wanting people around. You don’t picture her being awkward in any way, but the stories she tells are so me! And being at BJ...

  • Heather

    Lol This made me chuckle ! I can relate to so much of what Mindy describes in this little story. Excellent for fans of the office. Very short !...

  • The Story Girl

    I enjoyed this short story in which Mindy shares about her social anxiety and how it relates to her birthdays - from her 9th to her 40th! The way Mindy writes, you really feel like you're her friend. ...

  • Sara

    This is part of a collection of essays and I'm going to give it an overall rating of 3.5 rounded up to 4. I listened to these on audio book and Mindy Kaling comes across as extremely personable and fu...

  • Adrienne Pettinelli

    I wish Kaling was always writing books and also I relate pretty strongly to her feelings about parties. ...