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.
I've liked Mindy since watching The Mindy Project when it first started and the Office which I discovered only a few months ago (don't worry, I binge watched the whole series) and thought I'd start with her first book after reading a few autobiographies from other females in comedy. I loved every second of it! So many parts of her book reminded me of myself or my friends. Mindy is so relatable, you root for her and you want to be her friend. I can't wait to read her second book...but, I have to read Tina Faye's first because this book is why I started watching 30 Rock. I'm sure Mindy would understand and approve. If you're wondering if you should read or listen to this book, yes! Do it now!
Not sure if I just had higher expectations, but I didn't find this book the slightest bit entertaining. Sorry Mindy, I thought I'd enjoy, I didn't.
As Mindy Kaling spoke, it felt as if I was speaking to an old friend and catching up on times. You laugh till you cry, say WTF? so many times, and say I'm not the only one! Has you hooked from the beginning to the end and wishing it would keep going!
Mindy's book is intelligent and vulnerable. Her observations are so funny and astute-- the perfect company for my long drives home. I adored it and bought her second book.