My god, so wonderful to listen to. Mindy speaks to me (45 married working mom) and my kids (15 year old girl and 10 year old boy). She cracks us all up and has some great insights.
Anything Tina Fey or Amy Poehler.
yes, also GREAT!
if i could have I would have, but it made me look forward to my commute into the City.
Overall I liked the book, but it took me a while to finish because she goes off into various stories and ideas that didn't interest me a lot. She is very funny though and I found myself laughing throughout most of the book.
I was really looking forward to this book but I was left a little disappointed. She was whiny and it was hard to listen to someone who is so successful complain about her life. It didn't leave me warm and fuzzy.
I loved the way Mindy tells simple stories and anecdotes in entertaining ways. It was great to listen to her speak about her experiences as a woman, as a writer on The Office and just navigating through life. There is definitely a lot of humour in this book.
However, I did find that the "collection of essays" format became a little annoying. Mindy has a great voice and gives a good performance, but after a while, short story segments varying in length from 2 to 7 minutes just don't make it a compelling audiobook. I felt myself longing for a longer chapter, more linear storytelling and overall themes.
I think this might be better enjoyed as book as she clearly injects a lot of personality into her writing.Nonetheless it was a very light-hearted, enjoyable experience and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys her comedy!
I enjoyed this book so much because Mindy was exactly as anyone could imagine her to be (having never met her) in real life. I feel like we could be best friends based on this book alone. She talked about herself in such a humorous way that I actually had a smile on my face the ENTIRE time. She talked about things that I have personally thought/wondered about. Personal favorites include the section about "hooking up" and a tribute to hairy chests. Thank you Mindy.
This was a really fun book. It's very whimsical and listening to Mindy narrate (I got the audiobook) was a ton of fun and added depth to the writing. It was all worth reading if only for the eulogy for Mindy's future funeral at the end written and narrated by Michael Schur. I was laughing hysterically for this part, although I must admit I laughed during much of this book, but this particular part was absolutely hilarious to me. The part that I related to the most was closer to the end when she talks about dating men v boys. She talks about the merits of both, but how she is at a point in her life where she wants to date men, not boys and I was like... holy crap Mindy. This is exactly how I feel but have never been able to articulate it quite the way she does. Gotta love Mindy haha it's a very relatable read and if you like Mindy you might want to give this book a shot.