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POPSUGAR Must Have October 2015 Box Spoiler!

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box

We have a spoiler for the October 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have box:


Each box will include a copy of Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. (And 25 subscribers will receive a signed copy).

What do you think of the spoiler? I love Mindy, and already pre-ordered this on audible, but I’m happy to get a hardcover version too!

If you haven’t signed up yet, use coupon code MUSTHAVE5 to save $5 off your first box.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Btw Liz I’m new to your site and I love it. Thanks for having such a helpful and informative Web page.

  2. In response to another comment about nobody reading anymore… I love to read. I always have my nose buried in a book or magazine. I just really don’t care for Mindy Kaling.

    • Same here!!!

  3. excited. This one was on my wishlist

  4. LOOOVE Mindy !!!!!

    • I love Mindy too!!!!

  5. I don’t want a book either in a subscription box. If I did, I would subscribe to a book of the month club or something to where I would expect a book . I spend most of my time reading on MSA. With my lifestyle I don’t have much time for reading anything else.

  6. I don’t know her and not a fan of this type of books :(… I’ll be selling it for half of the cost. I hope rest of the box gets better

  7. Wow such diverse responses! Meanwhile I saw this spoiler and was super excited, thinking I might subscribe for just this month as a birthday treat to myself. I guess people don’t like to read anymore? πŸ™

    Mindy is hilarious and her first book was fantastic, crossing my fingers that the rest of the box is good!

    • BTW if anyone still has one of those $10 box coupons from the last box, would you be willing to send it to me? I’d be very grateful!
      srudzinskas at gmail dot com .

      • It’s b213ymz and abx17yz . Everyone got the same 2 codes.

        • thanks I used this code to order my first box!

    • I agree. Made me subscribe for the month! If I love everything else maybe I’ll stick around for a bit!

  8. I enjoy getting books in this box BUT I know the PSMH spoilers tend to be their highest quality items. If the book is the best item in the box, I’ll be surprised if the rest of the box is any good. On the upside, I’ve set myself up for disappointment, so any other good items in the box will be that much better to me πŸ˜€

    • I think they might have shared this so people wouldn’t buy it and a lot of people like Mindy Kaling, not necessarily because it’s the “best” item.

      • That’s a good point. I’m used to the past spoilers being their highest value/most popular item in the box, I didn’t even consider that it may be to keep people from buying it. Thanks!

  9. So happy for the spoiler !! Now I have no regrets about not have this monthly!! I hate books!

  10. I don’t know who she is, but love to read. Very excited for the October box!

  11. This is almost enough to make me want to sign up. Hopefully I can swap for it.

    • Mine will be up for swap for sure. I’m not really a fan of Mindy Kaling. I usually like fall boxes, though, so hopefully I’ll enjoy the rest of the box.

  12. I love getting books in this box and this one looks great!

  13. yawnnnnnnn!!!!!! this is a boring spoiler! Not into this at all! I was always so in awe over the PSMH boxes so i subbed last month… hated everything except the travel kit and this month isnt looking any better. Come on PSMH make me swoon lol

  14. I am new to popsugar and signed up late last month or the beginning of Sept, I don’t remember. But I got the box and really like it for the variety it gives, ya know, not just another beauty box. WHAT I’M CONFUSED ABOUT IS IF THIS IS AN ONGOING SUB, OR DO I HAVE TO ORDER EACH BOX EVERY MONTH? When I chose my billing options, I selected monthly at 39.95, so I’m not sure if that was just a one time deal, or if I will continue to get the box?! PLEASE help. Thanks guys!!

    • You get billed 39.95 every month until you cancel. No need to keep registering. It’s just like ipsy.

      • Thank you Rose!! That’s good to know. ?

        • Just make sure you cancel by the 20th of each month. The website says it will charge you for the next month if you cancel after that.

  15. I don’t find Mindy Kaling funny at all nor particularly likeable so this book will be promptly donated to the library. Hope the rest of the box is better.

    • I FEEL YA! Not liking this month so far. I hope the cozy is super cozy, or I’ll be so mad I signed up this month!

  16. Actually just finished the book! I think everyone will love it even if you haven’t heard of her before. It’s filled with comedy, heartfelt personal stories that we can all relate to, and just feels like you’re talking to your famous best friend.

    • I am super excited about the book being included in October’s box. I just signed up last month and am really looking forward to the upcoming seasonal shift. Have any of you subscribed to popsugar last year through the holidays? What kind of stuff do they usually send out around the holidays?

  17. No joke. Bought the Kindle version of this just a few hours before I received the email spoiler. GAH!! But, I know several people who will enjoy the hardcover so I’ll be gifting it. Interesting to see how polarizing Mindy is. I had NO idea.

    • If you contact Amazon within a few days of purchasing, you can usually get a refund for a Kindle book (and it’ll vanish from your account… replaced with money in your bank account, of course).

  18. Not a fan, so this spoiler does not thrill me πŸ™

  19. and besides, I really want this box to have a soft, fuzzy blanket. Irrelevant to the book, but that’s my dream for “cozy”. Lol

    • Me tooo!! A warm cozy blanket would be fantastic… that and something yummy to sip on.

  20. Oh man, I’m willing to stay open minded…but I have SO many books on my list to read that are about important self-growth, that entertainment reading isn’t relished right now. Especially about doing hard work…that’s a “well, duh” to me. It could be a fun read, but so many more important things to read first for me!

    • I feel the same! I have a ton of awesome books on my reading list and am not much into entertainment reads. I skipped last month because the brow kit spoiler did nothing for me and this month is seeming the same. Guess I’ll hold off until November…

  21. Not terribly excited. I’ll probably read it, only because I tend to read just about everything (as a kid I read the back of cereal boxes while I ate), but not a big fan.

  22. SO. FREAKING. EXCITED. Yahooooooooo!!!!!! I loved her writing on “The Office” and I also love “The Mindy Project” so much – the writing is so witty and smart, and I really like that Mindy’s not afraid to depict a real, intelligent, modern-day woman, flaws and all! I admire her a lot, so this book is such a nice surprise! πŸ™‚

  23. If I gifted popsugar to myself will I be auto billed??

    I signed up for the Two Faced brow kit and besides the cuticle oil…I will not use anything else in the box and definitely don’t want Octobers box?

    • Nope.

  24. Ok, so I’ll admit, at first i wasn’t too excited to see a book as the spoiler for October. But then I thought back to why I get this box…to branch out and try (and read) new things that I normally would not try or buy for myself. I don’t watch Mindy Kalings shows or know much about her besides that’s she’s a comedian. But, I decided to look up the book to see what it was about. It’s basically about hard work (who can’t benefit from a friendly and funny reminder on how to work hard??). I’m excited for this because I know it’s not something I would have chosen for myself, but hopefully it will be a great read that I can learn something from!!
    Here’s the review of the book that I read :

  25. Oh GAWD! Why ME!?!?!?!?!

  26. I wanted to read to this I’m thrilled with this. What annoys me is that I’m a person who avoids PSMH spoilers and Popsugar sent out an email with the spoiler written in the title so I couldn’t avoid it. Anyway, can’t wait for the book!

    • I totally agree with you. I avoid the spoilers every month and this spoiler was SENT to our EMAIL?!?!? Why?????

    • Totally agree. While I’m pleased with the book I was NOT happy to realize after I opened the email that I had just spoiled my box for myself.

  27. Nope! Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope. If anyone wants to swap, I’m totally up for it. I really don’t think she’s funny and am kind of extremely disappointed with this spoiler.

    • My sentiments, exactly.

    • I agree. I’m not a fan of her either.

  28. Not sure….not familiar with her but I do love to read. This book is on sale on Amazon for $15.00 FYI.

    • what?! you need to get familiar with her; buy this box! she’s awesome.

  29. So excited! This book was on my wish list! Nothing better for rainy fall nights than a clever book by one of my favorite humorists! I’m sure to gets some laughs out of the October box. Great addition!

  30. Love the idea of the book…as books can be quite expensive!
    BUT, I have already spent money on other things for myself, so I have bought one as a birthday gift for my HS BFF. She is hopefully going to enjoy whatever comes of this box. I’ll be up for November, I think.

  31. Nooooo! I already own it, whomp whomp

    • I had the same thing happen to me in June with Judy Blume’s book!

  32. So exited about this, was Def on my wishlist! !!!!

  33. I wish sub boxes would shy away from adding books…everyone has very unique and personal ready preferences. I would never read this book and will be adding it to the swap pile. It’s sad because that could have been something at more people would likely be interested in instead of this. No offense to Mindy or anything…just not into reading books like that. I am more of a James Patterson/Iris Johansen/Gillian Flynn kinda reader. I like what I like and that’s just it. Anyone wanna buy/swap for it?

    • READING preferences not ready preferences. Silly autocorrect!!! LOL!!!

  34. Not my thing, but my husband loves her so this will make a great Xmas present for him (I just need to make sure he doesn’t buy the book first).

    • I love your husband for loving her! I don’t think I’ve ever heard a guy mention her!

      • My husband is awesome.

        If I had to give one piece of advise to anyone on choosing a partner, it’d be to get one with a sense of humor.

  35. def not for me but I’m still excited for the box ! not complaining i just am not a fan of her ! lol

  36. Yay! Was on waiting list at library so thrilled about this! Love Mindy (and her show)!

  37. This was on my list of books I would like to read so super excited about this spoiler!

  38. Well, I was going to cancel – And I signed right back up. I was going to buy this anyway!

  39. Eh, not very thrilled with this spoiler. Swap pile, lol!

  40. Was planning to buy this (albeit Kindle edition) anyway, so I’m excited!

  41. Ugh not excited, I signed up for October with the cozy/autumn thing and this doesn’t relate at all. Yes I love to read books, but this isn’t something I’d read.

  42. YES YES YES! I was going to buy this book so I’m super excited that PSMH is going to send it out. Awesome inclusion. πŸ˜€

  43. Not excited. Don’t really want to lug that around. I haven’t read a paper book in forever and would rather have a code for a kindle book or audiobook.

    • I LOVE that idea! I love my kindle and would love to get kindle credits from a sub box!

      • I *totally* agree they should make that an option in your little quiz when you sign up if you’re going to include books in the sub! That’s why I bought my Kindle so I wouldn’t have to carry a big book like this around with me.

    • I totally agree with this! I would love if we had the option for the ebook instead. Of course I guess the autographed copy would be out. But think of how much they could save on postage!

  44. I’d just finished watching the new episode of The Mindy Project when this email came through – woot!! So excited – I was on the wait list for this at the library. Like KC, I’ve no idea which “category” this falls into, but I don’t care!

  45. Yeah! Was going to get this anyway so this is great!

  46. Love this!!

  47. Which category does this fall into? Cozy or restful nights or autumn? I don’t get it. Excited for it, but don’t get it. :/

    • When it’s cold out, I like to snuggle up in something cozy while I read. I also read before I go to sleep. So it works for me!

  48. Really excited! πŸ™‚ I love receiving books in subscription boxes — ESPECIALLY for the fall season! It just works!

  49. Love this section …can’t wait for the october box

  50. I normally don’t like it when PSMH includes a book (I’m particular about what I read and what they send usually isn’t me), but this I like! πŸ™‚

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