Actress, comedian and writer Mindy Kaling has proven to be a celebrity all women can relate to. If you’ve already breezed through her first two publications, these are the Mindy-approved books you’ll want to pick up next.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

“…it’s so good.”

A private jet trip ends with only two survivors, a struggling painter and a four-year-old boy, the son of influential parents. As the media searches for why the plane crashed with so many powerful people in it, the painter will struggle with his own questions and will form an unlikely relationship with the child who also survived.

Scared Selfless by Michelle Stevens, PhD

Scared Selfless by Michelle Stevens, Ph.D.

“What an inspiring book about a woman with true grit and resilience.”

A fan of inspiring memoirs, Mindy couldn’t put down Scared Selfless. A journey from sexual abuse victim to strong Ph.D. graduate, Michelle Stevens opens up in this heartbreaking memoir about her experiences with abuse, mental illness and recovery.

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hunger by Roxane Gay


Mindy’s use of the praying hands emoji is all that needs to be said about this book. Renowned author Roxane Gay breaks down the relationship between people and their obsessions with food, body image and health in Hunger. Diving deep into the first 20 years of her life, Roxane recounts the events that formed her bond with food and began her body-image issues–this memoir is as real as it gets.

Wine. All the Time. by Marissa A. Ross

Wine. All the Time.: A Casual Guide to Confident Drinking by Marissa A. Ross

“Pairing Marissa Ross’s great #WineAllTheTimethebook with this cozy sweater like a real sommelier.”

A hilarious yet highly informative read, Wine. All the Time. teaches readers how to be a wine expert without any of the fancy training. Laced with personal anecdotes, this book will keep you laughing from beginning to end.

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