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.
mindy narrating the book was so great. she is hilarious and having her read her own stories really made the stories much more enjoyable. i laughed out loud so many times.
Definitely. i love her sense of humor!
I have never listened to her before.
well no. i dont think there would be an audiobook i'd want to listen to in one sitting. too lengthy.
She has a good handle on her age group and since she isn't twenty something (sorry) it's actually relevant to those of us that have lived a little. My 30+ gal friend and my 40+ self each found a lot of fun and thought in there.
I like that she has 'favorite lists' rather than top ten. She isn't arrogant about what she likes being the best but rather is just plain sharing.She nails the growing up that guys have to do ... eventually!
She gets better at reading her book after the first chapter. It sounded like this was kind of a new thing for her or she simply had to get a rhythm going. After that, it's her voice so it fits well. He does some snarky stuff that he wrote and it plays well.
lol ... no ... it's not that kind of book! (ok well maybe the thing about pal's)
Mindy is all grown up!
I am nearly 50 and this is not my usual genre but I felt like something light and I tried it. You should too. It was fun, interesting,enlightening and endearing. I was so disapointed when it was finished.
Mindy's true personality shines through in this book, which is a great display of her wit and humor. I didn't laugh out loud much, but it was quite entertaining. There is not much discussable substance to it, as we read it for a book club, and realized when we met up that not much of it was memorable material, or anything that would need to be delved into deeper. So it's simply a fun read if you are a fan of The Office.
This book should really be read in physical book form, as there are lists and pictures that can't adequately be described. A whole chapter is about pictures from her phone, so she suggests that you go to a bookstore to see the photos.
Can't anyone have clean comedy anymore?
Funny but offensive here and there; so I gave it a second chance, then a third, but I stopped listening after she describes her funeral fantasies and insists that God not be mentioned at the service so as not to take away the attention from her...vain much?? downright disgusted me and I turned it off. Not worth whatever jokes I might have missed after that.
A different performer, Mindy's voice was tough over a long period of time. There was a bit of droning
Something by Ricky Gervais
THe cultural aspects