Only once in a blue moon to literary ideas such as this come to fruition. Mindy Kaling, creator of the soon-to-be Hulu original series, The Mindy Project, and B.J. Novak, her former The Office co-star and ex-boyfriend, have signed a deal with Random House to write a book about their relationship.
You might be asking yourself, “Why would two people who haven’t date in 10 years want to write a book about their relationship?” Well, the pair have reportedly been paid $7.5 million for the inside look.
If you want to compare that to other Hollywood celebs, Lena Dunham was paid approximately $3.5 million for her 2014 memoir, Not That Kind of Girl, while Kathy Griffin was paid $2 million for her 2009 memoir, Official Book Club Selection.
The title of the book is still unknown, but according to The New York Daily News, it’s likely going to be announced on May 30th during a talk that’s meant to promote Kaling’s latest literary endeavor – a collection of essays titled, Why Not Me?
New York Daily News has said:
Kaling and Novak have been pretty quiet about their relationship until now. Last September, Kaling opened up about things on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show, saying her co-star had broken her heart a decade ago, when she was only 24. She also confessed she might have married him then.
At about the same time, Novak talked to People magazine about Kaling and their relationship: “A really complicated person and a really complicated friendship, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world,” he said.
So, to sum up, put me down for at least 10 copies because you know I’ll be waiting in line for this puppy’s midnight release!