If I could choose any cool older sister I wanted, it would definitely be Mindy Kaling. This outspoken, charming, witty woman totally won over my heart with her show The Mindy Project before I ever watched her in the show she’s most famous for, The Office, in which she acted, produced, and wrote. Her tone throughout is a little self-deprecating, but with enough humor and light to get you through. Above all, Mindy is genuine–true to herself no matter the cost. She doesn’t give much advice (thankfully because that is not what I read memoirs for) but her perseverance and creativity are inspiring. Her book reads like a gossipy note from your best friend–the perfect light reading for summer.