Mindy Kaling may play ditzy Kelly Kapoor on 'The Office,' but the actress has also proven to be a shrewd businesswoman and writer, penning episodes of the hit show, a popular blog and now a book, which will be released in 2011. Kaling confirmed the news today via her Twitter, saying, "It's true, I'm writing a book! Twitter has an 140 character limit, but I hear books can have something like 500,000 characters!"

The actress, whose book of essays, titled 'The Contents of My Purse,' will be published by Crown Publishing Group in the fall of next year, joked to The New York Times, "I've already spent the money that I sold it for. I'm really under the gun here to produce something."