Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

BLOG“This book will take you two days to read.  Did you even see the cover?  It’s mostly pink.  If you’re reading this book every night for months, something is not right.”

With her signature humour and delivery, Mindy Kaling takes us through her childhood experiences, her career evolution, all the way to the fashionable, fabulous and famous person she is today.  She includes stories about childhood bullying and friendship, her love of comedy, the highs and lows of starting out in NY, as well as her time working on The Office.  Throughout the book she also provides various lists (Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities) and random observations/thoughts (In Defense of Chest Hair).

Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me? is funny and highly enjoyable.  It’s been said many times but it’s true, Mindy is simply the best friend you want to have.  All her stories/observations are told in a conversational way and with such humour that it feels like she’s speaking directly to you.  I feel a lot of what she talks about and the points she makes is very relatable.  It’s also one of those rare times I want to listen to the audio version as well because it’s likely hilarious.  If you’re looking for a fun, light and entertaining read that will make you laugh, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is a great option.

P.S.  It did take two days to read.

Favourite quote: “This section is about my attempts to get day jobs.  At first I called this chapter “Mama’s Gots to Pay da Bills,” but I thought that title made it sound like maybe I had been a stripper or had a brood of illegitimate children.”

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