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.
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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.
My commute is long and the audiobooks are longer. Brevity is not my strong suit. @alyssahoman
I plan on listening to this often. Mindy is honest, relatable and incredibly smart.
I love autobiographies in general but what makes this one stand out is Mindy. She's definitely a unique personalty with an interesting perspective and voice.
Mindy's performance was a bit flat at first compared to her usual persona but she seems to relax into it as it goes on and it's not detrimental to the story. Mike Schur is always a delight to hear.
Less of a moment and more of a theme. It's genuinely nice to hear from a comedian/writer that you don't have to come from some sort of broken childhood to accomplish things. I related a lot to her childhood. She loves her family, excelled academically and was a bit socially awkward. Her love for her friends and family was very relatable and her delivery is so forthright and honest. There's a lot of life experience to learn from and a lot of poignant messages.
Also check out The Mindy Project. ;)
As a fan, it delivered exactly as I hoped it would. Funny, endearing, likable. LOVE. Mindy is my close friend in my head, as I fancy we have the same sense of humor. A girlfriend, if you will. Great job, my friend, felt like you were only talking just to me. Muahh.
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I was hoping for something light and funny to give myself a break from the heavy stuff I've been lost in recently - this clever half-bio / half-monologue did the job nicely. I will say that it was a bit more bubblegum than I normally prefer, but I realize that I'm probably 15 years older than the high-end of her intended demographic, so I tried to keep that in mind when I found myself rolling my eyes too much. The narration was fine but I suggest listening to the sample first - her voice is child-like. For comedy writing, it's not bad - it has profanity, sarcasm, & amusing anecdotes - I would recommend it to young women in their late teens/early twenties without hesitation.
Hilarious, relatable, smart.
I loved this book, and have listened to it more then once. Its like having a friend in the car tell me funny stories. She is such a great role model and I would recommend this book to any of my friends.
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.