Glynis, January 12, 2015 (view all comments by Glynis)
Mindy Kaling's voice is hilarious, endearing, and instantly relatable. The book covers everything from childhood humiliation to what to look for in an adult relationship. For the length of it, Kaling will make you laugh out loud. The book itself is a short and easy read. The anecdotes will not necessarily change your perspective on life, however, the book is a pleasant and worthwhile way to spend an afternoon.
Tisha, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by Tisha)
Mindy Kaling makes all your awkward stages and insecurities growing up hilariously heart warming. This book is basically a compilation of teenager's diary growing up. I don't want this review to be a complete spoiler, but, from her description of a "hot guy" to her stories about her best friends are spot on. I was actually LOLing on my train ride to and from work. I probably looked like a crazy person trying to contain my laughter! Oh well, she is pure comedy. If you are a regular Mindy Project watcher, this book will be worth the read. So much more enjoyable when you can actually imagine hearing Mindy Kaling's voice narrating the book for you.
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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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.
by Michelle M
by The New York Times,
"She's like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps... the next Nora Ephron."
"The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column."
by The New Yorker,
"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."
"Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?"
by Ladies Home Journal,
"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is hilarious and relatable — just like Kaling's classic Tweets."
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