222 pages, E-book
Borrowed from the Library
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.
This cover captures her incredibly well! I mean incredibly. It’s a bit too girly, but I adore it.
This book was recommended on Britney’s blog as one to read for humor and one to give your vajay-jay a rest from all the smexy books. Britney is my go to blog when I need a laugh, so if it makes her laugh than it’s going to make me end up peeing myself. Did I ever mention…oh yeah, sorry getting off track.
From the very first page I was waking up the hubs with my snorts of laughter. I don’t like The Office. Shh… but I don’t. It bores me, so yeah I wasn’t actually expecting this to be as fall down humorous as it was. It was a bit dry in parts and I was like why do I care about this a couple of times, but overall it was a great way to get out of an incredibly bad mood and was such a quick read at half of my normal reading length. It is broken up into essays, which makes it an even quicker read.
She is incredibly relatable to me. Overweight kid, boys are a mystery, and she has no problem arguing her boss to the point he ends up kicking her out of the session. She’s been drilled with certain principles and I love how she clearly states repeatedly no one has the right to be douche nugget. Okay,she doesn’t say douche nugget, but you get my gist. She certainly has the right idea about marriage, and that had to my favorite of all the essays she wrote.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me is a great, quick read that is different from the norm that could get you out of reading rut!
I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.