Mindy Kaling Explores Life, Love In New Book

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By Michael D. Nguyen

Mindy's back!

Following the success of her 2011 debut book, actress and writer Mindy Kaling is releasing a new book documenting her more personal, inner struggles.

"Why Not Me?" is a collection of essays that touch upon topics around which Kaling has built an entire career: finding love, making friends, and managing body image.

According to her website, the book is geared toward "anyone who’s ever been at a turning point in their life or career.”

In a trailer for "Why Not Me?", Kaling meets an attractive, smart, and available architect in an elevator (played by actor Anders Holm, who plays her ex-fiancé on "The Mindy Project") who happens to be carrying her book--only she doesn't believe he's genuinely interested in reading it.

Kaling’s book will also touch upon her heritage, as the description mentions Kaling’s anxieties around "believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you."

Kaling isn’t the first young comedian to delve into the complexities of modern relationships. Aziz Ansari recently released a book with the help of sociologist Eric Klinenberg that explores dating in the age of the iPhone.

Kaling’s book will be available Tuesday, September 15--the same day as the season four premiere of "The Mindy Project" on Hulu--and will be accompanied by a book tour.