Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling (Kindle Edition) – Read March 22, 2012
Cost: $12.99 (As of This Post)
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most: from her favorite types of guys (including Sherlock Holmes, NBA players, Aaron Sorkin characters, and 19th-century fictional hunks) to life in the Office writers’ room to her leisure pursuit of dieting (“I don’t travel, speak other languages, do crafts, or enjoy sports, but I love reading about new diets”) and how much she loves romantic comedies. Loaded with personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is a must-read by one of the most original comedic voices working today.
I first heard of Mindy Kaling when I watched The Office, I thought she was funny and an entertaining actress. Later we discovered she was a writer and producer and we became more impressed. Mindy gives us a glimpse into her mind and her humor style in this book. It’s funny, entertaining, insightful and awkward in places. We get to see how Mindy “made it” and I really did enjoy her childhood memories and a lot of the stories, but it gets slow and boring in spots. The book is entertaining, but it’s not laugh out loud, roll on the floor, slap your knees kind of funny, it’s a silent chuckle here and there. I was also surprised at how modest Mindy was, not that modesty is a bad thing, but more kind of innocent. It is entertaining, and if you like the humor of The Office and are interested in Mindy you should check this out. (I Totally agree with the quote below)
Quote: “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”