SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(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 Entertainment.
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 Tale 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 Night, 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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