I'd recommend this book to certain friends because some of Mindy's experiences are very relatable and recognizable.
As a 30 year old woman, Mindy's stories were relatable and funny. I found the flow to be a little random sometimes; she jumped around to different topics quite abruptly. She also has a lot of lists. Some people might find this irritating but I thought most of them were pretty funny.
For the most part, I enjoyed Mindy's perspective and experiences and think she's a funny, talented lady!
This book was funny. Mindy Kaling is intelligent and has a quirky sense of humor that is all over the map. However, this proves to be a double edged sword for her book. It just lacks a consistent stream of thought to keep me reading and come back to the book after I had to stop it.
A fun read but a little slim for the credit and while it's similar to Tina Fey's book, it's just not the same caliber.
Great read. Kaling is funny and witty. A lot like Tina Fey's Bossy Pants.
Entertaining, Enjoyable and AWESOME!!
Just the simple story of her life. Stories that are relatable and no different than you or I.
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!