Mindy Kaling ’01: How I Managed to Succeed (‘Seventeen’)

In an opinion piece in Seventeen magazine, actor, comedian, and writer Mindy Kaling ’01 says she had a tough time in high school. The good roles in school plays went to the “popular, pretty people,” she writes, and her now-famous wit fell on unreceptive ears.

Nevertheless, she worked hard, and she got into Dartmouth, and that made all the difference.

, published 8/11/15 by Seventeen.

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