• Please Like Me (But Keep Away)

  • Nothing Like I Imagined
  • By: Mindy Kaling
  • Narrated by: Mindy Kaling
  • Length: 29 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,920 ratings)

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Please Like Me (But Keep Away)

By: Mindy Kaling
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Publisher's Summary

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 sitting. Either way, they’re pitch-perfect.

©2020 Mindy Kaling (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Yeah— I wish I would have noticed this was only a 20 minute story before using a whole credit on it.

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disappointed but thrilled?

what the hell? I spent a 13 dollar credit on a 20 minute story. I was disappointed. I was so into the story and love the author but when it ended I was left feeling shortchanged. I wait for credits, pay for credits and they are priceless. when comparing this brief experience with something like Michelle Obama Becoming, you've got to be kidding. provide appropriate content for the money invested. boo! on you!

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Trying to make friends

(Wo)man, I related with so much! I currently have my husband and my sister as best friends and can see Mindy as one :) I love everything about she was open and honest with her social anxiety and how she is such an awesome person who embraces her fears by allowing others in with this piece.

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Social anxiety is not easy but

Mindy Kaling deals with social anxiety with her own brand of humor. And the real punchline (in this short tale) comes at the end. So wait for it.

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The things you didn’t know

I love Mindy. I had no idea about her social anxiety. I would reach out to be her friend, but I know she doesn’t like friendship requests from strangers.

Thank you for putting a positive and honest spin on your social anxiety.

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So relatable

As an introvert, I felt like I was listening to my own thoughts coming from someone else. I like Mindy even more.

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Love her stories!

I love Mindy’s books. She’s funny, entertaining and energetic. I wish all books were read by her.

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Short but cute!

I have a hard time deciding on what to listen to (various factors include time alone, “music or book?” and “hobby/chore for the day”) so I end up wracking up a few credits but I don’t want to be bored when I listen to things.

Luckily I happened upon this while it was on the included with membership thing and Mindy Kaling never sounds boring. Even if it’s a collection of stories. Win-win!

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Perfect

First; Mindy is perfect and authentic.
Second; I wish more people would publish 30 minute mini biographies like this.

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Same girl

This book was everything! Charming , funny, well written, and Relatable!Inloved it! Favorite book so far!

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  • 12-13-20

great short listen. love Mindy's honesty

lovely Sunday afternoon listening. nice to know celebrities seemingly as confident as Mindy suffer social anxiety. presented with her usual humourous story telling