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 liked her before and now I just want to be her best friend! Enjoyed reading the parts of her childhood. As she grew up not far from where I lived a couple years ago. She's funny, but also super intelligent and very talented. Great read!
This was a fun and easy read that hit on topics that every girl has/should think about at some point in their life. I would recommend it to any young woman who needs a little bit of a pick me up.
NYT bestselling author of "Practical Paleo" & "The 21-Day Sugar Detox"
Entertaining, funny, insightful. I loved getting to know Mindy via this audiobook and have tons of respect for her after hearing more of her story this way. The "performance" if it was also fantastic.
I just finished listening to this book on the train. I was laughed out loud and even had little wet laughter tears. Mindy had me looking like an insane person on public transportation but I couldn't help it, it was too funny!
Purchase this. Listen to this (maybe not in public if you're concerned about looking weird by laughing loudly to yourself). Mindy is funny, smart, narrates like a champion, and breathes fresh air into the hilarity of being a woman in this day and age.
This book is like hanging out with Mindy for a few hours! I love being taken on a ride in her stream of thought! She's hilarious in all the best ways!
I had lots of laughs and smiles while listening to this book. I especially liked her thoughts on what she thinks are the funniest movie or TV comedy scenes of all times. It brought those funny moments back up for me and I had some good laughs!
I would definitely listen to it again, infact i already have. Kaling has written (hopefully her and not some ghost writer) her story beautifully with a theme of honesty that makes you want to hear more of what she has to say.
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