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
It was exactly what I hoped for, lighthearted, witty humour. I read it in one road trip and it helped pass the time.
There is some good ethnic honesty in Mindy's story but a bit too much whine for guys taste. Yes I voluntarily bought this so my bad but others in her genre have more l levity. If you're a fan don't let my opinion count and go for it.
Good narration. Some jokes bordered on extremely offensive. I kept waiting for it to pick up. Only a few laugh out loud funny moments. not enough justification to sit through the whole thing
I really love the Mindy Project show and if you like it too then you will enjoy this book! The book is witty but I think it becomes better to experience as an audiobook because Mindy reads the text and gives you her humor which makes the book even funnier!
This audio book was everything I wanted and more. Mindy is smart, self-deprecating and, of course, hilarious. She made me want to become her best friend, instantly.
"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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