Video WATCH Mindy Kaling talk to B.J. Novak about why being a good listener can make you a good writer

Mindy Kaling visited this year’s BookCon to talk to B.J. Novak about everything from her eclectic, early crushes (SNL‘s Dana Carvey, anyone?), to her TV show, The Mindy Project, and, of course, her new book of personal, poignant, and very funny essays, WHY NOT ME? We cannot wait to hear them read on audiobook by the hilarious Mindy herself.

You can watch Mindy and B.J.’s full BookCon conversation here. But we especially loved this particular bit of Mindy advice when she explains the importance of…you guessed it—listening. Mindy says to her fans, “As a young person, it is equally important to be perceptive and to be sensitive…I was just listening and paying attention to what everyone was saying…which helped me later to become a good writer.” Our favorite part? Mindy thinks there should be a reality TV show called I’m Listening and I Understand What You’re Feeling. We’d watch that! But first…watch this:

WHY NOT ME? arrives September 15th.
Available from BOT on CD and as an audiobook download.
Available in hardcover and e-book from Crown Archetype.
**We look forward to sharing an audiobook clip soon!**

“Kaling’s narration is conversational, entertaining, bubbly, and spirited…[a] very enjoyable listen. Kaling’s fresh humor, one-liners, and analogies make this audio worth listening to a second time and sharing with friends.”—Publishers Weekly (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?)

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