All right, this is really just an appreciation post. You know her already (probably initially from The Office). Everyone loves her. This isn’t a new and undiscovered territory here, guys. Let’s be real.
This woman is fantastic. That’s really only based on what little I know of her, too. I thought her new show The Mindy Project started off sort of a bit slow, but all right - but each episode has been better than the previous one and I absolutely love it (for the most part) now. Why is it so great? I want to say it’s because Ike Barinholtz is so untouchable and funny - but maybe I just say that and give him the credit for making me love the show so much since I’m so silently and deeply jealous/envious of Mindy Kaling’s career/life/fucking-AURA that I can’t fully give HER the credit? …Not sure. It’s complicated.
That photo up there is her as a child and it’s the back cover of her book. I’m currently reading it, so I’m sure I’ll have more to say on that in the future. But anyway, my point was - that photo. Not only is it the most adorable photo of a human being on this planet, but to have it on the back cover of your first book? Fuck you, you’re fantastic. And so lovely. She used to have this great blog (Why’d it end at all? Not sure, but it’s upsetting that she doesn’t still do it) that just consisted of stuff she bought and her thoughts on each item, which is obviously something that I would of course be into, and was. Also, she’s likable as hell on Twitter.
Granted, I do not know her. She could be awful in real life, who knows. And I do think it’s dumb when people have strong opinions on celebrities or famous people in general since we do not know these people and shouldn’t have opinions on anyone whom we don’t know. But when it’s someone who’s such a great writer and has a goddam face like that one (LOOK AT THOSE GLASSES!), I make exceptions. Anyway, sorry this is longer than normal. Conclusion? What a woman.