I loved this book, and have recommended it to all my friends!
Mindy of course!
I loved hearing their voices, it is always best when an author reads their own work.
This was such a great book, I have and will recommend it to all my friends.
The content of this memoir - stories from Mindy's past as well as her general musings on life - is light, but often laugh out loud funny. If you like Mindy Kaling's style of comedy you'll have a good laugh. I was already a fan, but like her even more from listening to the book. As expected, she performed the book really well.
OK book...not my favorite story teller in the world but entertaining enough. I was an easy way to pass a few hours of time.
I found Midy to be relatable. I also really loved getting to know Mindy and how different she really is from Kelly (the character she portrays in the Office). I like that she is very smart, but also very aware of herself too.
I really enjoyed Her Rules for being Best Friends. So many of them were so true and soooo relateable.
I really liked Mindy talking about her experience on the Office
A fun read, especially for young women. What I loved is that she talks about embracing your nerd and doing what you love.
From the moment I saw Mindy on The Office - I realized this girl had something special. This book explains why. I highly recommend this quietly entertaining book. I finished it in one day while I was sifting through paper work and so many times caught myself laughing out loud like a crazy person.
I was so disapointed at how jaded Mindy is, stemming all the way back to her childhood. Her insights and perspectives are quite juvenile, and all have been heard before. She seems to speak as an authority on topics she is very inexperienced in. I found it boring, frustrating and quite annoying at time. Sorry Mindy, I love you on TV.
No, just from this author.
Recent college grad enjoying the chance to listen to and read what she wants for the first time!
Definitely! I listened to this on a long RV trip through Arizona and even though I was slightly grumpy and very tired, I was never bored, and I never stopped laughing! Kaling is an engaging writer and a cheerful and hilarious narrator. It felt like I was having a long, boozy, delightful brunch with her. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for something smart but light for those days when you just need a friend.
This is laugh out loud funny! I've listened to it on long drives twice in two months and it was great both times.
The obvious comparison is Bossypants by Tina Fey. Both are by very funny female television writings. I think Mindy's book is fluffier though. She's not trying to make any big points about feminism. She's just telling stories about her life and she doesn't care that you'll probably think she's full of butterflies and rainbows and little spitfire afterwards.
It's always great to hear the author read their own work. Obviously, you'll hear the timing of the jokes as she intendedd it and you'll hear the intended tone as well.
I was definitely grinning in my car all the way to Iowa. I'm sure the people passing me though I was an idiot.
On my second listen, my husband was in the car. Even though this is a very female-centric book, he really enjoyed it too.