This was a pretty entertaining audiobook - if you're a fan of Mindy in real life, you'll definitely enjoy this. Funny, quippy essays that probably appeal more to a female fanbase. Mindy actually addresses the one big problem with this in the first essay - this is NOT Tina Fey's "Bossypants". While Mindy acknowledges that, it doesn't change the fact this just isn't as good as Bossypants - not as funny, interesting, or more appealing to a wide range of people. If you're already a Mindy Kaling fan, go for it. If you're not...try Tina Fey first.
Entertaining, Likeable, Chic
Mindy, she narrated and did a great job doing so.
You can get the tone of each story she shares much better.
It was Ok. I am not sure what I was expecting but I had to force myself to finish it. I loved Tina Feys book and hoped the same for this one.
Her start at the Office.
No, better uses of credits.
I laughed a few times.
Absolutely. Mindy Kaling is absolutely hilarious, and listening to her tell her own story made it that much better, I couldn't imagine this being narrated by anyone else.
I think this audio book was well done by Mindy and I liked how the picture area was not edited out. Although I didn't buy the print edition, I enjoyed the book better with full disclosure.
I enjoyed the discussion on some less than flattering aspects of a young adult woman's experience in life. I can really relate to her point of view and humor.
Mindy's properly placed pauses and delivery matches the way my generation says certain quips.
This book did make me chuckle and laugh out loud. The inner thoughts are honest and, to me, relatable.
I typically enjoy fiction, but this was a nice break away from a twisting, action storyline and just to hear some points of someone's life.
Yes. Interesting story with lots of laugh out loud moments ( a little embarrassing when you guffaw in the subway at nothing).
Mindy Kaling is hilarious and she gets it. She's smart, funny, confident, and only obnoxious in the best way--and she knows it. She's real and easy to identify with which only makes all of her stories better and much more hilarious. Definitely recommend!
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.