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 enjoyed Mindy Kaling's character on The Office, and she brings the same exuberance to her book and her performance (although, thank goodness, she does sound smarter as herself than as Kelly Kapoor). I laughed out loud over and over while listening to this. Her performance really makes it entertaining.
It was funny, but is missing something.
Mindy is a very good reader, adding to the personal aspect of the book.
This book is very honest and I love that. Mindy shares details of her life that are very honest and interesting. I liked the book, but I don't love it.
Funny, endearing, and instructive!
Two favorites: the rules on being your best friend's roommate (which were totally the same rules I had with my best-friend roommate), and her comments on married people being pals. Fun book. I love Mindy Kaling.
I loved the honesty of the anecdotes Mindy writes!
The whole book is memorable. It's a silly, good time! Her humor is flawless. If you enjoy the Office, there is no doubt you will enjoy the book!
The moving part of the book is that it is honest. There are several times in the book where Mindy bares all, makes no excuses and shys away from being
This was a great, fun book to listen to. I'm so glad Mindy Kaling read it herself. That definitely made it funnier.
I like the audio version better than the print version for this book since Mindy is reading her book so you get her tone and inflections.
Except for seeing Mindy on TV, I didn't know much about her background. She had a traditional childhood although with exceptional parents as role models and good family support throughout her career. She seems well grounded and upbeat with a healthy value system. I hope teen age girls will read or listen to her book. It's well written, witty and sharp.
Add this to the list of enjoyable, quasi-autobiographical works by comedians like Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Samantha Bee, and Ellen DeGeneres. Not as laugh-out-loud humorous (like Bee's or Fey's) but more genuinely autobiographical like Martin's. Any fan of the Office or modern humor in general would get a kick out of it.
For genre,right next to BossyPants and Born Standing Up
Mindy- This is not a good question for this type of book which is obviously written by her about her life and career choices. Still she was very upbeat even while giving a bit of advice with humor kicked in.
Same question as above??? Although I loved Michael Schur's obituary- outrageous
This is not a book for a film.
Mindy Kaling is one intelligent, hysterical writer who comes from an upper class family and has a tremendous sense of humor about her time at Dartmouth, being Indian and her strong will. I'd love to be her friend.
PS Why have you started asking these questions in your reviews? Is what we just think not enough to encourage or discourage future readers? I do not care for the format as some of the questions do not apply to the book you are reviewing. Sorry.
Made the story more interesting.
I didn't finish it.
I know that Mindy is not Tina Fey. But Tina set the bar so high. This book was so boring that I did not even finish it. I suggest buying Bossypants or anything by David Sedaris instead.
I would highly recommend it. She's not a fully grown woman looking back on her life and career. She's a 32 year old trying to figure things out... like the rest of us. It's funny. She's a celebrity, but also very based in reality.
Her stories about being a celebrity that isn't stereotypically beautiful.
Love The Office.
"Wonderful easy listen- like listening to a friend"
Hearing about Mindy's childhood and her early career.
I haven't listened to any of her other performances, but I have to say that I love her voice. It's very friendly, happy and so distinctive that I can still hear her narration, even after finishing the book.
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