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
If you're a fan of Mindy Kaling, you will eat up this book. It's hilarious, smart, and honest: perfect for an audiobook.
I never watched the office, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mindy Kaling is a good writer, and tells the story well. I have a lot of books to read and listen to, so I don't think I would listen to this again -- but I plan to listen to her next book for sure.
I love her description of herself - she's humble, funny and endearing.
Your friend, Mindy
This isn't a literary tome -- it's just shear entertainment. I liked it very much. Go Mindy!
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.
"Mindy at her best"
Yes, probably. It was entertaining, short and funny, and I really liked her essays about after she got caught up in the TV industry.
I loved how energetic the narration is, meaning there was never a dull moment. She was engaging and had her comedic timing down pat.
Lots of laughing - I particularly enjoyed the bits that spoke about her rivalry with Mindy Kaling (something he also writes about in his autobiography).
A must read for fans of the Office and of Mindy Kaling.
"I love this book"
This is one of my favorite books, it's a go to book for a good mood, mindy kaling is amazing. Get the book!!
"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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