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Mindy Kaling to Publish New Essay Collection with Amazon, Available Free for Prime Members

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(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Original Stories, an imprint of Amazon Publishing,
announced today Mindy Kaling’s forthcoming essay collection, coming in
summer 2020. Kaling’s essays will be available for free to Prime and
Kindle Unlimited customers. Readers and listeners can download the
collection as a Kindle eBook or as an Audible audiobook, which Kaling
will narrate herself. Kaling is represented by Richard Abate, 3 Arts

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Next summer, Mindy Kaling shares her charming and intimate reflections on life changes—big and small ...

Next summer, Mindy Kaling shares her charming and intimate reflections on life changes—big and small—from the past few years in a forthcoming essay collection from Amazon Original Stories, available free for Prime members. (Photo: Business Wire)

The beloved best-selling author, actor, and producer will share
laugh-out-loud, heartwarming, and highly-relatable dispatches from the
latest chapter of her life, like the ups and downs of being her own
husband, friendship in the time of babies, watching The Handmaid’s
while pregnant, and hanging with fabulous and inspiring women
like Reese, Sandy, and Oprah (OK, maybe that last one’s not as
relatable). In her two best-selling memoirs, Why Not Me? and Is
Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
, readers fell in love with Mindy’s
awkward coming-of-age stories and rooted for her bold dreams. Now,
Kaling shares her charming and intimate reflections on life changes—big
and small—from the past few years.

“It’s so exciting for me to share the secrets of how I balance being a
professional writer, actor, and single mom in a new collection of
essays,” says Mindy Kaling. “I mean, it would be so exciting
to share those secrets. I don’t have them. Like, not even close. This
morning I bribed my baby with a remote control to get my car keys back.
But I do have funny stories about my life and I can’t wait for you to
read them.”

This summer, Kaling will star in the Amazon Studios film Late Night
in theaters nationwide on June 7 alongside Emma Thompson, Hugh Dancy,
Reid Scott, Denis O’Hare, Paul Walter Hauser, John Lithgow, and Amy
Ryan. Kaling also co-wrote and produced the film, which was acquired by
Amazon Studios at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

“Working with Mindy Kaling is an absolute dream project for Amazon
Publishing, where every day our guiding light is to strive for the best
not only for our readers, but for our authors as well,” says Mikyla
Bruder, Publisher of Amazon Publishing. “Whether she’s delighting fans
on-screen or on-the-page—as The Office’s Kelly Kapoor, The
Mindy Project
’s Mindy Lahiri, Molly Patel in the upcoming film Late
, or as a New York Times bestselling memoirist—Mindy is
guaranteed to entertain. We’re privileged to be a part of bringing
Mindy’s deeply personal essay collection to life, and can’t wait for
readers to laugh, cry, and fall in love with her all over again.”

“Amazon Original Stories is focused on offering our readers and
listeners binge-worthy narratives, and Mindy Kaling is the perfect
author for this,” says Julia Sommerfeld, Editorial Director of Amazon
Original Stories. “Mindy is a truly innovative storyteller and her
hilarious and heartfelt essays are unputdownable. We’re certain that
once you read one, you’ll have to finish the whole collection!”

“I’m excited to be doing this collection with AOS,” says Richard Abate,
3 Arts Entertainment. “It is an exciting format for writers who want to
reach the widest audience possible and still deliver their work in a
bingeable format.”

Launched in 2017, Amazon Original Stories brings unforgettable short
fiction and nonfiction to Kindle. This September, Amazon Original
Stories will launch Forward, a six-part science-fiction short
story collection featuring stories from Blake Crouch, N. K. Jemisin,
Veronica Roth, Amor Towles, Paul Tremblay, and Andy Weir. Past
collections include the Amazon Original Stories and Amazon Studios joint
acquisition The Fairer Sex by Michelle Miller, Warmer by
Lauren Groff, Jane Smiley, Jess Walter, and more, and Dark Corners,
which features Lisa Unger’s Edgar Award-nominated short The Sleep
Tight Motel
. Each story is available free to Prime members, as well
as Kindle Unlimited subscribers, and is available for download for
non-subscribers beginning at $1.99.

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