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.
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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.
No. Unless, of course, I suddenly became deeply interested in the inner workings of the mind of a middle school girl.
I love Mindy Kaling in The Office, but listening to her voice for 4 hours is like a mild form of torture.
No because, quite frankly, Mindy Kaling is just not interesting. The book starts off witty and entertaining and about halfway through, the whole thing loses steam and then towards the end there is an ENTIRE CHAPTER about how annoying it is when it takes a long time for a guy to tie his shoes. Obviously her comedic writing doesn't translate well into an entire book and a second one would be the worst idea since....well, since Mindy Kaling decided to write a first book.
This seems like its written by someone who still believes in unicorns and whose favorite color is
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. ;)
This was a good listen. You'll get to know Mindy on a different level than the character of Kelly. Not that I ever thought Mindy would be anything thing like her character on The Office, but she is much more dynamic. Mindy is obviously a talented writer, and listening to this book, rather than reading, really helped the performance part of it come across. Mindy is a great narrator and grabs you with her story (although Micheal Schur's random interjections didn't quite fit in for me).
Worth the listen.
Mindy obviously- she's hilarious. Every chapter was so fun to listen to.
It made me laugh pretty hard.
You know those random thoughts that bounce around in your head? Mindy Kaling has put them down in this book and makes you laugh at them. Not just laugh, but stare at them under the microscope, so you realize that everyone has similar random thoughts and those thoughts are RIDICULOUS. None of us are as funny, dumb, fat, skinny or bright as we thought we were and we basically have no idea where we will end up. Just enjoy the ride and LAUGH.
When I die, put my ashes into an hourglass at a comedy club. When people ask about it, the staff can say, "That's Lindsay doing 5 minutes."
The best way to describe this book is: "Fun!"
Don't expect anything overwhelmingly 'deep' from this one. Topics include grade school friendships and dramas, camp tales, weight loss, weight gain, her love of trendy diets, parents, the photoshoot process, a bad LA neighborhood, The Office, being a comedy writer, SNL, guys, dating, and more. I mean this all in a good way though-- sometimes a light, fun listen is just what you need. Mindy's stories, lists, recounts, and essays are all interesting and amusing. This book was just a good time!
I loved her stories about The Office and her brief guest writer's spot on SNL. Also, as someone who would like to do the same, I enjoyed hearing about her move to New York.
To give them titles, my favorites are 'The Amy Poehler Story' and 'Mindy vs. The Sample Sizes'. I'm not giving anything away!
I just don't think this lady has enough experience to write such a memoir. A lot of it was about funniest moments in comedy that she wanted to recount. This should be more of a podcast. She's no Tina Fey (yet?).