Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.
©2011 Mindy Kaling (P)2011 Random House
Loved this book. Was looking for something upbeat and entertaining for a trip and it did not disappoint. Witty, playful and thoughtful, I didn't want to stop listening, am pretty sure I was smiling almost the entire time I was listening and laughed out loud several times. So worth the sideways glances on the plane/in the airport!
I was enjoying it until she casually used an offensive slur that didn't add anything to the anecdote. If you can get past that, it was an enjoyable listen.
There were several points in this book where I snickered, and some where I full-out belly laughed, because she notices things that I think no one else ever does.
For anyone who has ever felt a little insecure, Mindy helps you realize that you're not alone in wondering "Is everyone hanging out without me? (And other concerns)"
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