Yes. Mindy was extremely entertaining, and I found myself able to relate to many of her stories! Despite the sometimes frequent name-dropping, I found the book incredibly enjoyable to listen to, and will likely do a second listen.
This book can be easily enjoyed in one sitting, but can also be easily broken into smaller digestible parts, nice for a short commute to work.
A little bit because of the pictures in the book.
Mindy tells a refreshingly smart and funny story. It is almost as if the reader and her are having a conversation.
Voice and mood.
I hope there will be a second book!
I probably would have been more into this if I had watched The Office. Tina Fey recommended this somewhere and that's why I got it. Mindy seems really sweet.
I have always loved reading but now i also love listening to audio books on my phone while i walk or even just drive around town!
Mindy not only tells hilarious stories, but her narration makes it feel like its just the 2 of you telling stories over coffee! she paints the pictures so funny that i feel like i was there with her throughout the years and adventures!
I like that she shares all the hard things she went thru before she made the career she has now. it is interesting to get a glimps in to a celebrity's life, but to find out how she struggled and kept perservering to get where she is now is really a great story. Plus she includes all the crazy things she has done and really paints a picture of her life.
Oh its hard to narrow it down! I liked the part where she talked about writing at SNL for a summer and describes all the writers and how awe struck she was. I am a huge SNL fan, so it was cool to hear about all my favorites, like Amy Poehler and Kristin Wiig.
i am sure Mindy could come up with a funnier one than i could!
A friend and I listened to this on a road trip. It was a nice, light listen that makes you love Mindy Kaling. She is a wonderful story teller, and her blatant honesty and self depreciating humour coupled with her confidence left us feeling like we: A) Wanted to befriend Mindy as she is clearly very cool and B), wanted to send her new outfits we thought she could rock. (Ugh, and she is so right about the navy, btw.)
Towards the end I found there was some repetition, but now I can't remember if it was just a similar topic she was covering.... In any case, I enjoyed the book. I knew who Mindy Kaling was before listening, but did not realize she was a writer, and a comedy writer at that.
I hope there are more Mindy Kaling books on the way!
Very smart, funny and talented!
I like listening to her because it provided comedic timing. The periodic interjections of other voices gave just enough varierty and really added to the story.
For the most part.
I missed out on the pictures, but really enjoyed her explanation of how that could be remedied! A+
Love my audiobooks. My favorite times to listen: when in LA traffic, when working out, and when with tedious friends.
I said it with Tina Fey's book and I'm happily saying it again: I love listening to books read by the author! Mindy Kaling's literary voice is so badass (her actual voice is wicked-sweet too). I loved and learned from every bit of this book from reading about her body and boy concerns to her ambitions, successes, and failures.In this book, Mindy Kaling is a mentor and a friend to all. Seriously, this is a great book for teenage girls, twenty-something girls, thirty, forty, old grandmas, effeminate men, men wanting to understand what girls are concerned about, teenage boys wanting a leg up on the competition, everyone. I highly recommend it.
Yes, definitely!! This was so fun and refreshing. It was great to hear the back story of a wonderful writer and actress.
She's basically the characters.
I loved the best friend chapter!! :-)
Good story about how Mindy makes it in showbiz - mainly by creating her own work. If you find her character's voice on The Office annoying (and some people do) please note that Mindy narrates this book and you get her great voice for 4+ hours. I find her to have a great sense of humor and she has a great way of telling a story.
mindy narrating the book was so great. she is hilarious and having her read her own stories really made the stories much more enjoyable. i laughed out loud so many times.
Definitely. i love her sense of humor!
I have never listened to her before.
well no. i dont think there would be an audiobook i'd want to listen to in one sitting. too lengthy.
She has a good handle on her age group and since she isn't twenty something (sorry) it's actually relevant to those of us that have lived a little. My 30+ gal friend and my 40+ self each found a lot of fun and thought in there.
I like that she has 'favorite lists' rather than top ten. She isn't arrogant about what she likes being the best but rather is just plain sharing.She nails the growing up that guys have to do ... eventually!
She gets better at reading her book after the first chapter. It sounded like this was kind of a new thing for her or she simply had to get a rhythm going. After that, it's her voice so it fits well. He does some snarky stuff that he wrote and it plays well.
lol ... no ... it's not that kind of book! (ok well maybe the thing about pal's)
Mindy is all grown up!