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
I really didn't know much about the author before listening to this, and bought it based on impulse and the audible recommendation. It is interesting, light, funny, and flows well. And as an added bonus, I find Mindy's voice pleasant.
Mindy Kaling's writing and voice acting are perhaps even funnier than her role as Kelly Kapoor in The Office or Mindy Lahiri in The Mindy Project. I laughed, gasped and enjoyed every minute of her short essays about her life and random thoughts. I don't have any qualms about recommending this short audiobook to anyone looking for smart, hilarious writing. Really amazing to also get voices from Mike Schur and BJ Novak. I was deeply amused by Mindy's stories from sets, impressions of her Office colleagues and early life. I'm not sure if I would read this again, but I will definitely be picking up her next book.
Really enjoyed listening to Mindy's stories. I found it completely relatable at some parts, flat out hilarious in some, and really eye opening to hear about the business she is in. Loved it!
I enjoyed listening to Mindy tell her stories, I enjoy her strength of character, sarcasm and writing abilities. She is a fearless and self aware writer and her essays and stories are interesting, I recommend if you're a fan and like an enjoyable monologue.
If Mindy wasn't already your best girlfriend, she will be now. This is a lighthearted stream of consciousness autobiography with an irreverent commentary of everyone and everything.
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