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Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room while reading" way. Unabashedly relatable, Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (and Other Concerns) is the funniest book I've read all year.
Recommended by Michelle M, Powells.com

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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.

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"She's like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps... the next Nora Ephron." The New York Times

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"The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column." EW.com

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"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

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"Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?" Nylon

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"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

Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated writer and actress on NBC's The Office. She is also the creator and star of a new show, FOX's The Mindy Project. You can find her on Twitter (@mindykaling), or at her desk pretending to be writing a screenplay but actually online shopping with a memorized credit card number. She resides in Los Angeles. Her billing zip code is 90067.

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Kim Freimoeller, May 16, 2013 (view all comments by Kim Freimoeller)
Mindy Kaling's book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" is funny, interesting and insightful. As Mindy recounts her successes and, more hilariously, her failures, she does so with ease and humor. It's genuinely hard to resist laughing aloud as she tells of her love of food, her endless struggles with various jobs and the hard work that got her to where she is today. She is an inspiration to young women everywhere, and her dazzling wit is sure to entertain any reader!
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annhog, November 13, 2012 (view all comments by annhog)
Sweet and hilarious, Mindy Kaling's collection of essays was a fun read in the vein of Tina Fey's Bossypants. Stories of having secret weekend friends in high school, having matching bowl hair cuts with her brother, and being "frenemies" with Rainn Wilson makes you want to sneak out the back door of a party without saying goodbye to the host and hit a 24-hour taco stand with Mindy!
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Oleofox, November 1, 2012 (view all comments by Oleofox)
The first time I heard about Mindy Kaling was while watching tv and a promo for her show The Mindy Project came on during a commercial break. My immediate thought was "finally a tv show with an actual woman as the star." It was truly refreshing to see someone who was not a stick thin person with boobs attached. It was about time that an average sized woman was featured on tv. Being a average sized, if a tad chubby, myself it was very heartening to see that this show made it to air.

As for Mindy's book I found it hilarious. It resonated with me on so many levels. Her childhood was very interesting and I must say that her parents were totally awesome. There were some parts that weren't soul catching; such as those pertaining to The Office which is a show that I have never really found enjoyable. But that is nothing against the creators, writers, actors and all the other people involved in the show. It's just not my cup of tea when it comes to comedy. Overall the book was excellent and it really made me feel that I'm not alone in the way I look at certain things. Mindy would definitely make my list of being a person I would love to be friends with. If you have seen her new show (if you haven't you truly have to check it out) you absolutely have to check out Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307886279
Author:
Kaling, Mindy
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x 0.6 in 0.4375 lb

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Mindy Kaling is hilarious, not in an "lol, I realize this is humorous on an intellectual level" kind of way, but in an "I am actually giggling so hard I'm hitting my nose on the pages of this book, and now I'm that crazy person laughing alone in her room while reading" way. Unabashedly relatable, Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (and Other Concerns) is the funniest book I've read all year.

"Review" by , "She's like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps... the next Nora Ephron."
"Review" by , "The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?"
"Review" by , "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is hilarious and relatable — just like Kaling's classic Tweets."
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