Mindy Kaling, creator and star of the critically acclaimed series “The Mindy Project,” will join this year’s stellar lineup of authors at the 2016 Texas Teen Book Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Edwards University. Kaling will discuss both of her comedic memoirs with Sarah Pitre of Alamo Drafthouse and Forever YA Book Club.
Admission to Kaling’s discussion is free and on a first-come and first-served basis.
It will take place at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Edward’s University Recreation and Convocation Center (RCC).
Framed around a question central to the teen experience, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), will be available for purchase beginning at 8 a.m. at the St. Edward’s Alumni Gym along with copies of the new paperback edition of her follow-up bestseller Why Not Me?
Kaling will sign copies for the first 250 people that purchase a book.
Before “The Mindy Project,” Mindy was best known for her work on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning NBC show “The Office.” In addition to directing, producing, and portraying celebrity-obsessed Kelly Kapoor, Mindy wrote 18 episodes of the series, including the Emmy nominated episode “Niagra.”
In 2011, Mindy penned the comedic memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), which continues to be featured on New York Times’ and USA Today’s best-seller lists. The coming-of-age, teen-friendly memoir invites readers on a tour of Mindy’s life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood. Her 2015 follow-up, Why Not Me? turns from the insecurities of her youth to the even more profound concerns of being a single thirty-something.
Texas Teen Book Festival 2016
Saturday, Oct. 1 at St. Edward’s University, Austin
Festival Store Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in the UFCU Alumni Gym
Mindy Kaling Book Signing: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
(for first 250 people to purchase one of her books at the Festival Store)
A Conversation with Mindy Kaling: 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.