THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK VERSION
Brief Description: Probably best known for playing Kelly Kapoor on The Office, Mindy Kaling is also one of the writers for the show. In this humorous memoir, she talks about her life growing up, her experiences as a female comedy writer, working on The Office, dating and general girl talk.
My Thoughts: This was a fun and pleasant listen. Kaling narrates the book herself, and she has a girly conversational speaking voice that makes you feel like you’re having a long lunch with a good girlfriend who scored an awesome job. She’s down-to-earth and frank about herself. She endeared herself to me by talking about her issues with weight and dating dilemmas. I thought the best part of the book was when she talked about growing up as the child of immigrant parents, which gave her a work ethic and drive that probably played no small part in where she is today. Although she dishes a little bit about The Office, there is nothing too juicy. It is a fun and fluffy listen, and perfect when you’re looking for an audio to keep you company while doing something unpleasant (like exercising or housework). Still, there isn’t much to it so if it is going to cost you a lot of money to purchase it, you might want to take a pass.
I really enjoyed the first part. I am an avid Office fan and love Mindy's comedy. I also just came off a fantastic voyage thru the Tina Fey novel and was hoping to revisit the glory with Mindy Kaling. Funny enough, Mindy jokes about this comparison in the intro. I laughed a few times with the book, and actually made my teenage daughter listen to a few sections because I thought they were relevant to her, But by the end, I lost some interest. It really is short by audio book comparisons, but I felt like the beginning and early middle were fluid and towards the end it was a little more random.
I recommend this book. But don't listen to it because you think she is going to go on and on about the office, she doesn't really. She has lots of other interesting stuff to talk about.
I liked that Mindy is sweet and unassuming, but also very intelligent and driven. Thats the kind of person I want to be,
Mindy has a line about people who are really popular in HS dont do anything else, HS is their peak. This stuck with me.. its SO true,
I prefer the audio version of memoirs. Mindy Kaling did not disappoint! Great to hear her story in her own words.
I would and have recommended this book to my friends. Its a very easy, adorable listen that gives a little insight into the less glamorous life of a female comedy writer in LA. Mindy's personality shines in this book - it feels like a friendly conversation at times. I very much enjoyed it.
Ghetto Fabulous Girl Geek
I would absolutely recommend this audiobook! It's a quick, silly, totally relatable tale that most of my friends would very much enjoy.
I very much enjoyed her "Top 10" (although not always 10) lists.
Out of the non-fiction books I have listened to these one kept my attention and had me laugh from the first minute. It will be a book I will recommend to friends.
I loved when she described her childhood cuz I felt like I could relate.
Yes very much.
Listens while running
Laugh Out Loud
Mindy Kaling is very, very funny, and I loved hearing her take on her life and experiences. Is it the best book I've ever read? No, but it's a delightful audiobook, and I embarrassed myself while running with my dog and listening to it.
I'd recommend this book to certain friends because some of Mindy's experiences are very relatable and recognizable.
As a 30 year old woman, Mindy's stories were relatable and funny. I found the flow to be a little random sometimes; she jumped around to different topics quite abruptly. She also has a lot of lists. Some people might find this irritating but I thought most of them were pretty funny.
For the most part, I enjoyed Mindy's perspective and experiences and think she's a funny, talented lady!
This book was funny. Mindy Kaling is intelligent and has a quirky sense of humor that is all over the map. However, this proves to be a double edged sword for her book. It just lacks a consistent stream of thought to keep me reading and come back to the book after I had to stop it.
A fun read but a little slim for the credit and while it's similar to Tina Fey's book, it's just not the same caliber.