I really love to hear these memoir books read by the author when they are done well. This was done very well. The book has a conversational tone to it, so it was really fun to basically have a long conversation with Mindy Kaling.
Mindy Kaling may be any sort of a person- but she manages to convey a very open, funny, likeable persona. I feel as though we would be friends if we'd met in university. It is this sort of familiar girl friend feeling that makes it really fun to hear about her life. It is all a very subtle but important part of performing.
I listened to this book on my road trip from Kansas to Florida and it not only had me laughing my way through Atlanta rush hour, it helped me not get scared driving the long swampy part around Valdosta at night in the fog. It was, in short, a really good listen.
Enjoyed her life story, it was a great balance of growing up and her adult life. Super funny! Many stories and Eulogy had me laughing out loud.
Not really Shakespeare.
Mindy is not only my favorite character in this book, she might be one of my favorite characters period. For one thing, if she weren't in her own memoir it would be suspicious to say the least. For another thing, and maybe I wouldn't have realized this if she hadn't pointed it out but it's totally true, our world needs more characters who have always been good kids and weren't into being popular and worked hard to maintain their grades and yet are creative, sensitive, innovative, vividly funny people. We were listening in the car and I turned around and looked at my two fun, happy, straight-laced, straight-A daughters, and their eyes were huge. I asked how they liked the book so far and the oldest ~almost~ got teary as she answered, "Mom, she's us!"Besides that keenly sympathetic aspect, Mindy's stories are wide-ranging and funny and insightful and all ring with her very particular tone of truth.
Mindy kept me company on a long drive and I enjoyed her humor and delivery.
It was very conversational. More like storytelling than reading.
I have only listened to two audio books so far but I enjoyed this one.
It is an autobiography and she is young so the ending is really just the end of her stream of consciousness.
If you like Mindy on The Office and The Mindy Project, then you will like listening to her read her own book.
I laughed out loud when she described her awkward childhood, especially her tales of summer camp. Her honesty about her social struggles and lessons learned is refreshing.
If you like Mindy's comedy writing work, you will enjoy her book. Hearing an autobiography narrated by the author is a somewhat intimate experience so you definitely have to like the person you are listening to for a few hours during your precious free time. I gave it three stars for story only because it moves from story to stream of consciousness/observational humor about half way through. Again, if you like Mindy, you won't mind.
Yes- I would recommend it to young women that want to hear funny insights on all things that girls think about.
Mindy storming out of the Office writing session to get her nails done only to come back out of fear of getting fired.
It's always better to hear it in her voice because it sounds like I'm just listening to one of my friends rambling on.
If I only had the time-- I would.
I would say its a book for young women-- not to say others won't enjoy it, but they may find the content immature and without direction.
I loved this book! I very rarely listen to a book more than once, I listened twice and now "obsessed" with Minday! I had no expectations, listened to Bossy Pants, etc and didn't really know much about Mindy and was surprised how much I really related to so much in this book! I wish I had this book in high school - and I want my daughter when she is older to listen to this. Mindy is very confident and astute about the deal with highschool, also her confident stand of loving the tradition of marriage and her closeness to her parents.
This was easy to listen to and I found her very witty. I'm ready for her next one!!
One of my top favorites along with Andy Cohen, Rachel Dratch and Jenn Lancaster
everything was really funny. i like the way it all tied together
every chapter was really funny but I loved when she talked about her childhood.
Great, entertaining audibook if you like Mindy Kahling. Her show the The Mindy Project is amazing!!! If you like Mindy Kahling on the Office, this audiobook is a million times better.
The best part of the book was the fact that Mindy narrated it herself. Her reading the book is very conversational and not stiff at all.
It is one of my top 5.
The eulogy written by her friend-so funny!!
Mindy herself-she is delightful.
Not really-the book was nothing more and nothing less than I wanted: a light-hearted and hilarious memoir.
This book had all the sass and humor of Tiny Fey's but without the heavy-handed liberal ranting.