I'm sorry to say but this book FAILED.... Mindy is not funny, her show (The mindy project) while somewhat entertaining is NOT funny.... In the book she was incoherent and her trying to be funny resulted in me feeling frustrated that I bought it.... The only good thing about this book is that it's short...
tried to use a voice to specify the tones....
that it was short
If she was the narrator yes, but not listen to her opinions since they are not for me.
It might have been better if I were 15 years younger? It just wasn't very funny. I never laughed once. At one point she references an obscure list of scenes from shows that she thinks are funny. I youtubed some, and they were funny, so laughed then, but I am not sure if I can give her credit for those laughs.
It wasn't very funny. It's seemed like an open call for her to try and "catch a man". Why did she list her dating requirements?
Her performance was fine.
The only character is Mindy
Skip this and listen to Bossy Pants again.
I don't usually listen to audiobooks twice.
I would recommend this to people who are fans of Mindy Kaling's work already. Its a great book to "get to know Mindy" but if I didn't know who she was I might be a little bored by it. She talks about her weight A LOT.
Mindy Kaling is funny, and her sardonic yet bubbly personality comes through strong in her writing and narration.
It was so funny to hear Mindy read the book, I connected more.
Tina Fey's Bossy Pants
Hilarious journey into the mind of what girls really think
As a fan, it delivered exactly as I hoped it would. Funny, endearing, likable. LOVE. Mindy is my close friend in my head, as I fancy we have the same sense of humor. A girlfriend, if you will. Great job, my friend, felt like you were only talking just to me. Muahh.
just fueling my book addiction
Hilarious, relatable, smart.
I loved this book, and have listened to it more then once. Its like having a friend in the car tell me funny stories. She is such a great role model and I would recommend this book to any of my friends.
There were no "laugh out loud" moments. It was very G rated and she talks about things I think only pre teens think about. I wish she went into more about how she got to where she is today in the writing world.
Mindy Kaling narrates her own audiobook which makes it awesome. Plus, she personalizes the audiobook which is different from the other audiobooks I've listened to. She leaves out part of a chapter in her original book, so I would also recommend buying a written/Kindle version so that you can see the pictures she sometimes references to. But, I would say the audio version is way more delightful than the book. I highly recommend it!
The structure and chronology of the anecdotes. Maybe a monologue of incongruent rambling stories works somewhere, but for me - not in a loose biography with comedic moments sprinkled in between stories that were that interesting, and feeling like a long, run-on sentence... I liked hearing how Mindy got to where she is... but I really had to make an effort to continue to listen... it was so dull in some places, I was gratefully distracted by the chores I was doing... when I listened to the book alone, I started daydreaming and dozing off... rather than being immersed in the text.
I still love 'The Mindy Project' and admire Mindy and her achievements in NYC as a comedic writer and actress.