And I'm okay with it. As I've found out, when you're a Mama you definitely have less time to enjoy reading. This was a hard adjustment because when I love a book, I don't want to put it down. I may be exhausted tomorrow when Felix wakes up at 7 a.m. (or shudder, earlier) but it was worth it to get to read--and finish-- Mindy's book. It is no surprise I loved it.
Because thanks to her show (I know, I didn't watch The Office though I really wanted to), I love her. I want to be her best friend. Even more so now after reading the chapter Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities.
There's a part in her book about marriage that I dog eared. It's kind of sad to share it now because Mindy was talking about Amy Poehler and Will Arnett who have since divorced. Yet, the idea/message (hope) is still one that's powerful:
"I remember at the Parks and Recreation premiere four years ago, Amy was looking for her husband toward the end of the night. She stopped by me and a couple other Office writers who had scammed invites to the party.
Amy: Hey guys. Have you seen Arnett? I can't find him.
We didn't know where he was, and she shook her head good-naturedly, like "That guy," and went on looking for him. I had never heard a woman call her husband by his last name, like she was a player on the same sports team Will was on. You could tell from that small moment that Will and Amy are total pals."
Made me smile and want to be a better pal to my husband because I love being on the same team.
Mindy, I love you even more now. You were exactly my kind of Friday night.