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Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me? (And Other Concerns)by Mindy Kaling
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.
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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.
"[H]ilarious and relatable — just like Kaling's classic Tweets." Ladies Home Journal
"Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?" Nylon
"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
"The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column." Entertainment Weekly
"She's like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps...the next Nora Ephron." The New York Times
Comedy's fastest-rising star takes to the page in a book of essays, personal anecdotes, and impassioned pleas.
Multi-hyphenate Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated writer, the actress famous for playing the beloved Kelly Kapoor on The Office, and the author of one of Twitter's most popular and quoted feeds. She is a keen and witty observer of life, romance, and pop culture, whom the New York Times recently called "an entirely original and of-the-moment" performer and Entertainment Weekly deemed "one of the ten funniest actresses in Hollywood."
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.
About the Author
Mindy Kaling stars in, produces, and is an Emmy-nominated writer for NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning The Office. She co-wrote and co-starred in the hit off-Broadway play "Matt and Ben which Time magazine called "One of the Top Ten Theatrical Events of the Year."
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