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, Mindy narrating made this book!
Funny, easy, short. Perfect for a day at the beach as long as you don't mind laughing out loud.
Long commutes make for great listening time!
I think I picked up this book just looking for the thoughts from that girl from the office, and I feel like I made a new best friend. She's funny. She's insightful. She's kinda like me - only not. Which made this book enjoyable.
I couldn't help be laugh when she said the word "excrete" when she was talking about her friend's fantasy of having a passionate night with a sexy stranger without any undies on. I was thinking the exact thing at the exact moment she said it, only laughing! Good times.
There were many favorite scenes. Perhaps may favorites were when she described the different periods of self-growth in her life with different groups of friends. Nothing spectacular about it, but maybe, that's what I identified with most.
I smiled a lot. Ms. Kaling is not as good as other comedians at reading her own writing, but somehow, that seemed appropriate. She still had a great comic appeal, and she seems sometimes to tell a joke while not telling a joke at all. Since I listened to this on my commute into work and sometimes while exercising, I sometimes felt a sense of relief and calmness throughout my body after listening to her which I appreciate. Some chapters I listened to multiple times!
Science writer in America's heartland
A light read, and especially funny read by the author. I liked hearing about how she worked her way to success in Hollywood.
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
She seems extremely educated and she is very funny. She also does a great job narrating her own book as her voice is semi-annoying but in a humorous, cute way. I really enjoyed listening to this title. Love her take on movies, music and creating lists.
I ordered this audio mostly because my boyfriend is a huge office fan and always refers to Mindy as a "funny broad." Well I agree, she's kind of funny. She's also kind of conceited, kind of annoying, and kind of boring. Every autobiography requires some self-deprication, and Mindy provides plenty. However, rather than own her growing pains, Mindy ends every unfortunate tale with a flip of her hair, and a "that's me and I love me and I'm awesome." That makes the book much less fun for readers/listeners. Her story is basically just about how she was a spoiled, rich girl who wanted to be a comedian and basically was persistent enough to make this happen. I spent most of the book wishing that I could be as self-delusional as her so that I maybe I could have forced my way into success as well. I did like that she narrated her own book, but the random interjections of the co-narrator, were awkward and too infrequent to make them go with the book's flow.
There were no "laugh out loud" moments. It was very G rated and she talks about things I think only pre teens think about. I wish she went into more about how she got to where she is today in the writing world.
Mindy Kaling narrates her own audiobook which makes it awesome. Plus, she personalizes the audiobook which is different from the other audiobooks I've listened to. She leaves out part of a chapter in her original book, so I would also recommend buying a written/Kindle version so that you can see the pictures she sometimes references to. But, I would say the audio version is way more delightful than the book. I highly recommend it!
The structure and chronology of the anecdotes. Maybe a monologue of incongruent rambling stories works somewhere, but for me - not in a loose biography with comedic moments sprinkled in between stories that were that interesting, and feeling like a long, run-on sentence... I liked hearing how Mindy got to where she is... but I really had to make an effort to continue to listen... it was so dull in some places, I was gratefully distracted by the chores I was doing... when I listened to the book alone, I started daydreaming and dozing off... rather than being immersed in the text.
I still love 'The Mindy Project' and admire Mindy and her achievements in NYC as a comedic writer and actress.
Along the same lines as Chelsea Handler and Tina Fey, her stories about being a female in comedy and show business are fantastic.
Mindy is quick and witty. Very funny and very entertaining.