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
Mindy's book is intelligent and vulnerable. Her observations are so funny and astute-- the perfect company for my long drives home. I adored it and bought her second book.
I didn't expect to like Mindy Kaling's books as much as I do. They are very real and relatable while still being funny and encouraging. Mindy's performance is very good too. Sometimes narrators can really ruin audiobooks but she is great.
I listened to this while power walking and time flew by. I was entertained and can now fit in my skinny jeans. This is like a all night gab fest with your best girlfriend. Love her even more now.
Overall, the author wrote mediocre book about her life. It was fun and upbeat. But I didn't quite connect with it....
It's probably because it's aimed for a younger crowd. If you have a daughter around 16-21 I would recommend this book.
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