If you are familiar with Mindy's acting work the performance may seem a little lacking in the Mindy department but I assume that this was intentional on the part of the producers because normal Mindy talks much faster and with much more inflection and just might be hard to follow. If you're not familiar with Mindy's work, what is wrong with you? Buy this right now!
Just don't listen to this in public, people will think you are seriously deranged when you burst out laughing then you silently convulse and tear up because you're trying to contain your laughter.
Hilarious and relatable - I felt like Mindy was my best friend chatting with me during my travel time (when I listened to this book). I had a really terrible day yesterday and the first thing I wanted to do, was to put on this audiobook to help lift my spirits - and it totally did! It got me laughing which was exactly what I needed!
I love the stories Mindy Kaling had for the book, it was interesting to listen to her talk about her up bring, her friends and dealing with outgrowing those friendships. Her perseverance in getting into the entertainment business and breaking her own personal barriers are wonderful to hear about.
Her verbal expressions are by far best heard by her voice.
I was moved by the story of Mindy and her clique of friends and how she outgrow that friendship and built a stronger friendship with someone how will be a true friend.
The section where she talked about her highschool life. Very comparable to my own.
she executed greatly towards a me..a young, awkward, overthinking audience. Loved it!
All business but contemporary fun!
This was the worst book I have ever read. I bought it because I really enjoyed Tina Fey's book and thought it might be similar. Plus it had great reviews which I find really odd. She spoke about her favorite foods, her top 11 funniest movie moments that she likes, her top 10 unimportant anything you can imagine. Horrible.
Jane Fonda's autobiography.
Her high pitch voice was really bothering after a few minutes
YES, in fact I just started round two. Mindy's recollections and observations are real, witty, and fun -- nothing heavy or remarkably insightful, thank goodness. She mentioned at the end of her book that she purposely stayed away from hot button topics, which was an AWESOME approach. I love female comedians, and I will eagerly buy their memoirs if I'm fairly certain that their stuff isn't overly crude. Aside from crudeness, a big downer for me is political ranting -- Rachel Dratch went on for miles (during my commute) about how she could NOT believe that she was dating a Republican and how horrible that was. Tiresome. Next topic.
Female comedians are predictably self-deprecating, which is hilarious when it's done right. Mindy didn't really go this route, though -- she acknowledged her "flaws" ("overweight", superficial, kinda messy), shrugged, and offered some witty articulations about them. Perfect. Just like Ellen Degeneres, she's human and she's cool with it.
Mindy outlining her funeral for whomever takes charge of her funeral once she dies (specifically, whoever is closest to her at the time) was the most excellent part of the book. I laughed and laughed while I drove in to work on a cold, wet Monday morning. It was an excellent way to start a dreadful day.
Mindy, of course.
I really appreciated her Amy Poehler references.
I can relate to so much of Mindy's thinking; and I, too, was the chubby, brown girl at school. It was so fun to hear how Mindy pursued her acting and comedy writing dreams, put in the serious effort, and made her dreams a reality. Obviously this book is not for EVERYONE, but it was perfect for me. I loved it. Bravo Mindy!
Going into this audiobook, I knew next to nothing about Mindy Kaling. However, over the past couple of years I've heard a lot of people bragging on this book and how funny it was and how much they enjoyed it. And they were right. She is hilarious. She's also super normal. I felt like we would be friends if we knew each other. I also felt like there were parts of the books that would have been funnier if I knew something about Mindy Kaling or about comedy in general. I don't watch SNL or The Office or comedy shows or movies. I did laugh. I found myself agreeing with her and thinking that this girl knows what being a normal girl is all about.
Yes, because Mindy's comedic voice in the audiobook plays just as well as on TV.
Nope - first ever.
Smart Girl, Big Hollywood.
This is a great book for women and girls to listen or read. I knew nothing of Mindy Kaling before and found myself respecting her path to stardom so far. Some people mentioned that Mindy lucked into her chances without any effort, but what I heard is a lot of hard work and determination. She downplays this by bringing in her girlish ditziness, which is her funny quirk.Mindy finds a way to turn her insecurities in to comedy. A lot of these insecurities are the same as most girls/women and that's why it resonates. She does go on at the end about fashion, which I thought was unnecessary. Otherwise, Mindy knows how to work it. If you like Mindy, you'll like this book.
Yes! She's so funny. It was an easy listen, the chapters were short so I could fit in a little bit of the book here and there. I say could, because in actuality I hid in the bathroom from my kids and binged on it for an hour at a time. She jumps around a lot, but I like that.
I like nanny Mindy. Her stories about babysitting the rich kids had me cracking up.
The section about Amy Poehler. I had no clue she looked up to her that much, it was sweet and honest and hilarious.
I would have if I had the time! It wasn't too long.
Definitely the audible book was enhanced by Mindy narrating her own book. The way she delivers the lines is hilarious.
I actually laughed out loud several times.