• Why Not Me?

    by Mindy Kaling
    Price $25.00
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    Why Not Me?

Mindy Kaling

presents

Why Not Me?

in conversation with ATUL GAWANDE

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Date

Sep
15
Tuesday
September 15, 2015
7:30 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

Tickets

SOLD OUT.
There will not be a standby line for this event.

Harvard Book Store is honored and thrilled to welcome back Emmy-nominated writer/actress and Cambridge native MINDY KALING for a discussion of her latest book, Why Not Me? Mindy will be joined in conversation by renowned surgeon, writer, and public health researcher ATUL GAWANDE, MD, MPH of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Tickets

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. There will be no standby line for this event. Congrats to those who got tickets!

Tickets go on sale online only at mindykaling.eventbrite.com on Thursday, August 13, at 9am.

Tickets are $42 and each include a signed edition of Why Not Me?, specially designed and bound by the publisher. All tickets are general admission and ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are limited to four (4) per order. The name of each ticket holder will be requested when purchasing tickets and checked at the door. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

Please Note

This event will not include a book signing.

Location & Timing

This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets. Doors will open at 6:30pm for our 7:30pm event. Books will be distributed to ticket holders at the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand. Please note that tickets expire at 7:25pm. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the staff.

Why Not Me?

In Why Not Me?, Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.
 
In “How to Look Spectacular: A Starlet’s Confessions,” Kaling gives her tongue-in-cheek secrets for surefire on-camera beauty, (“Your natural hair color may be appropriate for your skin tone, but this isn’t the land of appropriate–this is Hollywood, baby. Out here, a dark-skinned woman’s traditional hair color is honey blonde.”) “Player” tells the story of Kaling being seduced and dumped by a female friend in L.A. (“I had been replaced by a younger model. And now they had matching bangs.”) In “Unlikely Leading Lady,” she muses on America’s fixation with the weight of actresses, (“Most women we see onscreen are either so thin that they’re walking clavicles or so huge that their only scenes involve them breaking furniture.”) And in “Soup Snakes,” Kaling spills some secrets on her relationship with her ex-boyfriend and close friend, B.J. Novak (“I will freely admit: my relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell.”)
 
Mindy turns the anxieties, the glamour, and the celebrations of her second coming-of-age into a laugh-out-loud funny collection of essays that anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career can relate to. And those who’ve never been at a turning point can skip to the parts where she talks about meeting Bradley Cooper.

Atul Gawande
Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. He practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Samuel O. Thier Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is also Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and Chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit organization making surgery safer globally. Atul has been a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine since 1998 and has written four New York Times bestsellers: ComplicationsBetterThe Checklist Manifesto, and most recently, Being MortalMedicine and What Matters in the End. He is the winner of two National Magazine Awards, AcademyHealth’s Impact Award for highest research impact on healthcare, a MacArthur Fellowship, and the Lewis Thomas Award for writing about science.

Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She currently stars in the comedy series The Mindy Project, which she also writes and executive produces. In 2013, The Mindy Project was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for New Series. In 2014, Mindy and the show earned nominations from the Television Critics Association for Individual Achievement in Comedy and Outstanding Achievement in Comedy respectively. Mindy also earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her performance on the show in 2014. Before The Mindy Project, Mindy was best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning NBC show The Office. In addition to directing, producing, and portraying celebrity-obsessed Kelly Kapoor, Mindy wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy-nominated episode “Niagra.” Aside from her work in film and television, Mindy is the author of the comedic memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns).

Photo Credit: Emily Shur

Please note that tickets (and included books) purchased online may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand. Those unable to attend the event will be able to pick up books at the store up to one month after the event.

All ticket purchases are non-returnable and non-refundable.

Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.

Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

This event will take place in the beautiful John Hancock Hall at the Back Bay Events Center in Boston, on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

Back Bay Events Center is located within blocks of several MBTA stations.

Back Bay Station: servicing Commuter Rail, Amtrak, and the Orange Line. Located on Dartmouth Street between Stuart Street and Columbus Avenue, and on Clarendon Street near Columbus Avenue.

Copley Square Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 640 Boylston Street and 230 Dartmouth Street.

Arlington Street Station: servicing the Green Line. Located at 300 Boylston Street and 20 Arlington Street.

Parking for the Back Bay Events Center is located one block from the facility at the Garage @ 100 Clarendon.

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