‘Office’ colleagues Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak confirm book project

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BookCon: 6 Things to Know About Mindy Kaling’s New Book ‘Why Not Me?’.

The 35-year-old showed there is no shortage of love from her fans by donning a pink skirt that had hearts adorned across the front as she displayed her legs during an appearance at BookCon in New York City on Saturday. Mindy’s comedy show The Mindy Project was axed by Fox earlier this month after three seasons, but all was far from lost as it was revealed a week later that it had been picked up by Hulu. Her second collection of comedic essays zooms in on now being “a tiny bit famous,” and figuring out her own work-life balance, especially after watching friends start their own families. The 35-year-olds, who worked together on NBC’s comedy The Office, both as writers, producers and supporting cast members, say they just started working on the book project and it won’t be out for a while. “It’s going to be awesome,” she said. “We just started working on it.

Mindy’s legs were on show in a navy mini-skirt with silver trim, which she paired with a matching jacket and high heeled black ankle boots to add a few inches to her 5ft 4in frame. The title has two meanings. “The first one is the wistful meaning where I’m at an age where a lot of my friends are getting married, and I have a sense of a feeling of being left out,” she explained. “Another side is the ambitious side of me that for my entire life, though no one has ever bared a passing resemblance to me in television or film, why not me? I love working with him… and the ideas that we’ve had so far have been super exciting.” The book will be published by Penguin Random House, and the deal is worth at least $7 million (Dh25.7 million), according to two publishing officials with knowledge of the negotiations.

Why can’t I do that?” The voiceover actress of Inside Out then “acted” the title’s dual tones — the latter also being, “Why the F— Not Me?” she joked. On The Office, their characters had an on-again off-again dysfunctional relationship and Kaling has publicly said the two have also dated in real life.

Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane, Kyle MachLachlan and Lewis Black also voice characters in the film, which will be released on June 19. You’re like the one at space camp who is smoking weed.” While Mindy is now single, she admitted that finding a significant other isn’t top of her list of priorities. She now calls Novak her best friend and the two alluded to their romantic history more than once on Saturday, to the squeals and laughter of audience members.

The couple have revealed very few details about the project so far, but Mindy confirmed earlier this week that it will not be a ‘tell-all’ and that they are currently just in the stage of ‘researching’ for it. Kaling said her first book of essays, 2011’s best-selling Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me (And Other Concerns) was more to “introduce the world to me”. But you’re so desperate for friends. … It’s much harder to find someone you want to talk to than a man you want to sleep with.” She also noted that the topic will be a major focus on the upcoming Mindy Project season, since Mindy Lahiri doesn’t have notable female friendships — “The writers’ room is starting up on Monday!” she rejoiced — as well as her personal life. “The only thing I want to do in the next five years is make a good friend.” Greg Daniels makes a cameo. Romance comes from repression, she says. “I have to remind myself that a little goes a long way.” But “we will,” she said, “push the show in new ways.” Kaling and Novak reminisced about the comedy of The Office, on and offscreen. “I can’t complain about the hours because [the staff] will just say, um, you set the hours.” Some other chapters in the book: “Hello,” “Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities,” “Take This Job and Love It” and “A Day in the Life of Mindy Kaling.”

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