High! It was great to hear Mindy reading this, it added so much to the book.
I listened to this to and from work, and I hated to get out of the car. I would laugh out loud by myself in my car. The other drivers must have thought I was nuts.
Well, as far as fun memoir types of books this ranks pretty high.
I enjoyed Mindy's story because she is fun to listen to. I have watched The Office for years and it was great to hear how she ended up there. I am also from the Boston area and it makes me feel more ambitious to hear successful stories about people close to me in age that grew up in this area of the country. I loved her honesty, wit and unapologetic sense of self.
I would have to say there were many scenes i loved but especially found it funny when she ran out of work after taking a comment too personally and came back without letting anyone know she had left. I have definitely done this and could relate. I laughed out loud a lot.
On one point I was slightly disappointed and that would be that Mindy does not understand John Cougar Mellencamp. Mindy if you read this, Jack and Diane is not a high school fantasy of jocks and cheerleaders getting it on after school,it is a gritty story about a mixed race high school relationship. Actually most of JCM songs are about racial tensions. Not trying to be annoying, just thought you would want to know.
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+
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.