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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Paperback – September 18, 2012
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“[Kaling’s] comedic chops certainly shine throughout the book—as if we need more proof of her talent.”—HuffPost
“Kaling doles out neurotic charm and hilarious every-woman musings.”—Elle
“She’s like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps… the next Nora Ephron.” —The New York Times
“The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column.”—Entertainment Weekly
“If you love Kelly and think the three minutes or so allotted her on episodes of The Office are too few, you can take home Mindy.”—The New Yorker
“Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?” —Nylon
“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is hilarious and relatable—just like Kaling’s classic Tweets.” —Ladies Home Journal
About the Author
- Lexile measure : 1010L
- Item Weight : 7.2 ounces
- Paperback : 222 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0307886279
- Product dimensions : 5.15 x 0.6 x 7.91 inches
- Publisher : Three Rivers Press (September 18, 2012)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Some parts were random lists or stories about things, which had me laughing my guts out. Simply because they were random. And funny. And how I too suddenly blurt out the most obtuse and inappropriate things. Mindy Kaling is me and a brave woman suit! Heck no, Mindy Kaling is my spirit animal.
I wouldn’t go so far to say this book in hilarious. I don’t think that was her goal in writing this book. Just like as a performer or comedian we’re not meant to be performing monkeys ‘on’ all the time just for your enjoyment. It was like sitting down on the lounge floor in you pj’s and having a gasbag with your girlfriends.
I love how the structure was broken up into flashbacks, lists, stories and comments on pictures… it really was like how evenings go with my girlfriends, clutching a glass of bubbly reminiscing and making each other cackle until we snort.
I did want it to be funnier though. Or more engaging. But I understand in doing so it would have either been too serious, or too silly. This that the right amount of everything to kick back and relax, and to just enjoy reading.
I appreciate how Mindy simply blurts out what’s on her mind. It’s finding a voice for much of my internal dialogue; and whether she intended the book to be like this or not, after reading it, I felt that if we were to run into each other at a party would become fast friends. And that is a great tone to have of a memoir. Masterfully done.
So many hot key topics discussed without being pretentious. I recommend this to anyone who loves memoirs, or just loves being a girl.
It turned out to be an easy, fun read. I identified with her never being a cute little thing and not being one of the popular kids, and how she dealt with that. I wish I had done the same. So, what seemed to be just a silly celebrity memoir, turned out to have a little lesson in it.
BTW, she grew up in the Boston area, so I was familiar with a lot of the places and events she writes about. I always find it fun when I read a book and recognize something the average reader might not.
"However, you should know I disagree with a lot of traditional advice. For instance, they say the best revenge is living well. I say it's acid in the face-who will love them now?"
In fact, I even highlighted an entire chapter, the one entitled: Guys Need to Do Almost Nothing to Be Great. I laughed the whole way through the chapter. I'm quite sure my family thought my fragile mental state was hanging in the balance as I cackled like a fiend reading this on my Kindle.
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The middle became tedious and when I FINALLY reached the end, I found myself skimming the last few chapters (although it is an extremely easy read- the writing isn't A* literature but it flows really nicely)
I'm quite disappointed in this- I don't know if it's just because I'm not a huge fan of nonfiction or because the book was actually not the best, but I had higher hopes. For now, I'll stick to watching The Mindy Project.
The book is honest in the best of ways and really really funny. I would recommend this even if you're not a fan (or have seen) The Mindy Project!