Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project, The Office, and Inside Out, discusses and signs her new book WHY NOT ME?, a collection of essays that are as hilarious and insightful as they are deeply personal. Visit Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Friday, October 2nd at 7:00 PM, for an entertaining evening with Mindy Kaling in conversation with Tracey Wigfield. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded signing.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project and The Office, appears at Brookline Booksmith on Monday September, 14th at 7:00pm to sign copies of her new book Why Not Me? Purchase of the book from Brookline Booksmith required to attend. THIS EVENT HAD SOLD OUT!
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
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 on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets go on sale online only at mindykaling.eventbrite.com on Thursday, August 13, at 9:00 AM.
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.
Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm, for a fascinating discussion followed by a booksigning. (NOTE: This is a wristbanded event.)
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia to present One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
Buy tickets online
Screenwriter, stand-up comedian, author, and director B.J. Novak is also known for his role as condescending “temp-turned-sleazeball” (Los Angeles Times) Ryan on The Office. He has appeared in several films, including Inglorious Basterds, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. His writing and performing have garnered several honors, including Emmy nominations and Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild Awards. Of Novak and his new story collection, Gary Shteyngart says, “He just keeps kicking short fiction in the rear, making it run ahead clutching its ass, and then he runs up and kicks it some more, and the result is one of the most aggressively, insanely awesome debuts in a while.”
Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday October 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM!
Harvard Book Store and 826 Boston welcome back actor, writer, and humorist B.J. NOVAK for a reading from his first book for kids, the innovative The Book with No Pictures. Tickets are on sale online only at bjnovak.eventbrite.com.
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .
BLORK. Or BLUURF.
Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.
Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Comedian, actor and writer B.J. Novak (The Office, Amazing Spider-Man 2) reads from his new children’s book The Book With No Pictures at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday September 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM. It will tickle the funny bone of kids and adults alike.
Barnes & Noble
150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028
B.J. Novak’s literary debut is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original collection that signals the arrival of a welcome new voice in American fiction.
In One More Thing, a boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes – only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins – turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. Author John Grisham contemplates a monumental typo. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who debate how to stage an intervention in the era of Facebook. We learn why wearing a red t-shirt every day is the key to finding love; how February got its name; and why the stock market is sometimes just…down.
B.J. Novak is a writer and actor best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy-Award winning comedy series “The Office” as an actor, writer, director, and executive producer. He is also recognized for his standup comedy performances and his roles in motion pictures such as Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks, and Sony’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in English and Spanish literature.
This lecture will be held at the Atlanta History Center. Tickets are $30 members; $40 nonmembers. Each ticket includes lecture admission and a copy of One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories. Reservations are required for all lectures. Please call 404.814.4150 or reserve your tickets online at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Lectures.
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305-1366
The actor, writer, director, and executive producer of The Office will visit with his endlessly entertaining debut story collection, which Time magazine has named as one book you won’t want to miss 2014. In addition to his TV and Harvard Lampoon fame, Novak is recognized for his standup comedy performances and movie roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds Disney’s new historical dramedy Saving Mr. Banks, and Sony’s upcoming Amazing Spider-Man 2. NOTE: Be ready to laugh hard – Booklist has compared his work to Woody Allen’s and Steve Martin’s.
The Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
BJ Novak signs at Powell’s Books on Wednesday, February 19th at 7:00 pm!
B. J. Novak, perhaps best known for his acting, writing, and producing credits on The Office, turns his prodigious comedic talents to composing fiction. One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories (Knopf) is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that just might make a person complete.
Powell’s City of Books
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005