This book, for no more than it was, is a very cute and quick read. I love "The Office", and I always admired Kaling's healthy figure. I was a little disappointed that she did not talk more about the office, and she could have discussed some of her stories with more detail. I really enjoyed her discussion about weight and her figure. The People magazine photoshoot was one of the most endearing stories I have read about the fight against rail-thin models in the media. Kaling is an independent gal who loves both sides of her personality. She is the epitome of shabby chic. What really robbed this book of greatness was two things: The section about the perfect man, and the rant about marriage. The marriage portion really hit a nerve with me. How can someone who is not married, and has never been married, give advice on how to be married? I know she has seen marriages and perfect companionship in her life, but I also have seen professional runners. But I can't tell a runner how t improve their performance, and chastise them for losing a race. And then she brings up the portion about articles convincing liberal art students that a nucleus family doesn't exist. So I am guessing that conservative office-job holding citizens are doing a great damn job in the family department. Gag me.Aside from the politics of the book, I found the first part of this book a story that I could relate with, and downright like-able. This is a perfect book for someone who is not seeking a long term (like, a week) relationship with their reading material.