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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) | [Mindy Kaling]

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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?”
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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

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    Amazon Customer Dixon, CA United States 01-23-15
    Amazon Customer Dixon, CA United States 01-23-15
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    "Great book!"

    Mindy is hilarious. I have this book on my Kindle but it is so much more funny listening to Mindy herself read it.

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    Katrina 01-23-15
    Katrina 01-23-15
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    "good good good"

    I loved it I hope she makes a nother book!!!!!!! loved it so much yo

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    Shareese 01-22-15
    Shareese 01-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Mindy is hilarious and refreshingly original!"

    Instantly a favorite, found myself laughing out loud throughout the entire book. I'd love to be inside that girls head.

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    Anastasia 01-22-15
    Anastasia 01-22-15
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    "Just some random thoughts"

    It was a funny book. But it is more of a publication of her diary. If you want to know about what goes on in her head, this book is great. She's funny in a random sort of way. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TC 01-21-15
    TC 01-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not Bad"

    Don't expect The Office or The Mindy Project from this book. It's a loose collection of thoughts and lightly autobiographical.

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    Keith 01-21-15
    Keith 01-21-15
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    "A good book to pass the time away."

    The stories were interesting to hear but why all the profanity? I don't have be reminded that you're an adult if you think all adults use profanity, they don't.

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    kristin 01-21-15
    kristin 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I was expecting from her"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    To be honest, she isnt what I expected. After reading Tina Feys Bossy Pants and Amy's Yes Please, I became hooked on female comedy writers stories. I like the shows shes in and or written for so i assumed I'd like Mindy... and at times I did... but for the most part her book is full of opinions that really make me feel like she is a spoiled person who thinks really highly of herself and doesnt respect the people who got her there.

    Like parts where she just gets up and leaves works when she disagrees with the man who got her to where she was. With such a high and mighty attitude about it, and never really apologizes about it. Yet she bounces between, im just lazy and wanted to get by, yet im just an awesome amazing writer and person. Maybe its sarcasm or joking but her tone and the way she delivers doesnt come across that way...

    Maybe she should of waited till she was older, then maybe she would have come off as more humble, wise, honest, less opinionated about boys and men, and funny... like Tina and Amy's books.

    Over all this book made me dislike her...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mindy Kaling again?

    I dont think so....


    Which character – as performed by Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur – was your favorite?

    Michael Shur


    Do you think Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Maybe, I dont know, whens she older maybe


    Any additional comments?

    No, just sad. Onto Bedwetter and Girl Walks Into a Bar. You want a good comedy Tina Feys and Amy Poellers books are amazing!

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    fulla Chicago 01-20-15
    fulla Chicago 01-20-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    This woman is hilarious!
    I really enjoyed listening to this book and I'm so glad I went with the audiobook version.

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    Rachel 01-20-15
    Rachel 01-20-15
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    "Relatably funny"
    If you could sum up Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) in three words, what would they be?

    Hilarious, Awkward and awesome


    What other book might you compare Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) to and why?

    No comparison


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can I say all of it? Mindy is a role model for any young girl!!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    When Average is the star


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dort 01-16-15
    Dort 01-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A must listen!"

    Extremely satisfying. I enjoyed her intelligent outlook. This book is incredibly funny. I've listened to this book several times. Ha!

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