Thursday, February 5, 2015

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling (audiobook) - Paul's Reviews

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Title: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Author: Mindy Kaling
Year Published: 2011

Narrator: Mindy Kaling
Audiobook Length: 4 hours 37 minutes

Synopsis: 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.


Review: I love reading these comedienne's books that give you a sneak peak into what happens behind the scenes. Kaling was a writer on SNL and The Office. I really liked all the industry stories, but that's not all Kaling has to offer. 

Kaling's wit is strong in this book. I love her snappy comments. Since I listened to the audiobook, Kaling really added her own personality to her written words. 

I probably knew the least about Kaling than other comediennes I've read recently. I enjoyed learning of how she got into the industry. It made me google a lot of her earlier things and now I want to catch up on The Mindy Project. 

I give this audiobook a 4/5. It is a great addition to the wonderful comedy books by awesome current comediennes out there. 


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