Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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?”  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."
Seriously, she is the perfect mix of everything I need and want in a friend. It isn't even funny. I love that this book isn't her trying to glamorize  her life or be over the top about it. She mixes the perfect amount of humility, dramazation and seriousness into her stories. This was a great read, to get my mind of life and to just relax and giggle.


  1. I listened to this one a car trip earlier this year and laughed the entire time! And I was also left wondering, why aren't Kelly and I friends?!? Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Love Mindy! I need to read this book.
    I was so excited when Mindy replied/retweeted one of my tweets, then I realised there was a massive spelling mistake in it and I was totally devastated.