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

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

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 Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her ow...

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Title:Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Author:Mindy Kaling
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:222 pages pages

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Reviews

  • traci
    Nov 07, 2011
    mindy kaling - writer, star of the office - suffers from never having cancer or living in iran for any part of her life. which simply means this: it's hard to write a memoir that lasts more than 70 pages. so they call it a book of essays, which is fine, and she does a good job with mos...
  • Shannon Lee
    Apr 06, 2012
    Audiobooks can be dangerous. During a recent road trip in which I listened to this audiobook, I had plenty of time to consider the pros and cons of vehicular suicide. Pro: I would be relieved of Mindy Kaling's screechy voice and vacuous musings forever. Con: I would never again be able...
  • Rachel
    Jun 19, 2011
    I laughed out loud so many times! As a person who has seen every episode of the office more than once (okay, fine, more than 5 times) I already think Mindy Kaling, writer and actor who plays character Kelly Kapoor, is really funny. (I want to throw out a WARNING about this book,...
  • Fabian
    Jan 09, 2014
    I've been reading a few comedic autobiographies & I guess I'm probably justaboutnow a 'lil addicted to them ("Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin, "The Bedwetter" by Sarah Silverman...). This one by far is my favorite. It is contemporary and as refreshing as it is informative--and ve...
  • Nicole
    Jan 11, 2012
    Ok, I officially have a girl crush on Mindy Kaling. She is just so cool. I love the fact that she is completely honest about all her failings and even embraces them. This would definitely be the type of person I would want to be friends with. This book was extremely funny and a light, ...
  • Elizabeth
    May 02, 2018
    For those of you who didn't find this book funny, I'm going to go ahead and assume that you probably didn't get the humour. In which case, why are you even reading a Mindy Kaling memoir? It stands to reason that if you don't find this book funny, then you mostly likely don't find The O...
  • Catie
    Dec 13, 2011
    There?s a passage in this book in which Mindy Kaling laments that she will never be the kind of comedian who can get away with really raunchy humor or jokes about race. (She cites Sarah Silverman and Dave Chappelle as examples.) But, here is what she can get away with: writing a book...
  • Thomas
    Jan 26, 2013
    A light, humorous, and overall forgettable memoir about Mindy Kaling's upbringing and her success as an actress and television writer. The content ranges from her childhood as a self-proclaimed chubby kid to her feelings about romantic comedies. Kaling injects humor into even ordinary ...
  • Jessi
    Dec 24, 2011
    I APPLAUD it and Endorse it! I LOVED this book, Mindy is just a funny gal who is pretty in check with reality. I have trouble writing a review for a book I love. I feel I just wont do it justice. Mindy makes hilarious observations in numerous essays that fill this joy of a boo...
  • j
    Nov 02, 2011
    This book is best read on a day when you need some light, distracting entertainment, say like when you were up half the night because your infant daughter has a chest cold and then you were rushing around the house trying to find your keys because you were late for your appointment at ...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Oct 07, 2016
    This was such a joy to listen to! I definitely recommend the audiobook. ...
  • Ammar
    Apr 02, 2017
    I had greater expectations for this memoir or essays. It had a promising beginning, but I didn't learn anything from reading this book, it's funny in some parts but overall it was okay. ...
  • Sophia
    Nov 20, 2016
    i love mindy kaling. she's one of my favorite celebrities ever and one of my biggest sources of inspiration. and i liked this memoir. mindy has such a distinctly charming/narcissistic comedic voice that i adore and i'll probably read every book she ever comes out with. however, this on...
  • Margot
    Nov 11, 2011
    I'm not usually one to read celebrity biographies and/or memoirs, but come on?this is Mindy's book we're talking about here. OF COURSE I was going to read it. I love how she goes from hilarious to serious and back to hilarious in a very smooth manner. She shamelessly shares her B...
  • Lucy
    Nov 08, 2011
    To quote the author: ?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.? Except it took about two and a half hours tops. It's a cute book and I recommend it to a...
  • V. Briceland
    Nov 13, 2011
    A quick warning about an otherwise good book: the last third of The Office writer Kaling's memoir is a scattershot, hit-or-miss affair. With short essays like "Why Do Men Put on Their Shoes So Slowly?" and "In Defense of Chest Hair", which graze their topics no more deeply than the tit...
  • Emer
    Feb 21, 2016
    ?Sometimes teenage girls ask me for advice about what they should be doing if they want a career like mine one day. There are basically two ways to get where I am: (1) learn a provocative dance and put it on YouTube; (2) convince your parents to move to Orlando and homeschool yo...
  • Melki
    Apr 19, 2014
    So, she was born the same month and year I graduated from high school, which technically makes her young enough to be my daughter...I STILL want to be Mindy's best pal! I haven't a clue why I decided to read this book. Kaling's character on The Office drove me nuts, and though I enj...
  • Shayantani Das
    Jan 03, 2012
    [image error] AND ITS NOT MINDY KALING?S FAULT! OR AT LEAST NOT TOTALLY HER FAULT. TV and I are not best friends. Sure, I own a TV, but it?s more like a piece of furniture in my living rooms. Hindi sitcoms are royally crappy and wildly unrealistic, news channels seem mostly...
  • Ariel
    Jul 13, 2014
    This was exactly what it wanted to be. It felt like sitting in an LA coffee shop and chatting with Mindy for a few hours, hearing a bunch of funny anecdotes, and getting to know her a little better. What did I like? I liked the conversational tone, the funny stories, the pictures, l...
  • Lisa
    Jan 04, 2012
    Of all the books I've read in the past few months, this is the book that has me wondering several things. A) How did it get so much pre- and post-release publicity and b) why do so many people like it? No offense, but this book can't hold a candle to 'Bossypants'by Tina Fey, or 'Are Yo...
  • Katie
    Mar 01, 2018
    Listened to this on my 10hr drive today, and it was exactly what I needed! It kept me in a great mood on an otherwise very bleak, rainy drive. Rating it 3 because it was enjoyable but overall didn?t have a big impact on me. ...
  • Zoë
    Mar 06, 2013
    I love Mindy Kaling with all my heart and this book just sealed the deal. I love reading books like this and Tina Fey's Bossypants as I want to peruse a creative career and I am so interested in how these two wonderful women got to where they are today. ...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 15, 2012
    Quick confessional: 1. I am unequivocally in love with David Brent, therefore I have never cheated on him and watched even one episode of the American version of The Office. 2. The only thing I had ever seen Mindy Kaling in was that Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman movie that I can?t e...
  • Whitney Atkinson
    Jul 25, 2017
    This book was just fine! I'm not a huge fan of Mindy-- meaning, I do like her in what I've seen her in, but I'm not die-hard for anything she's done--but I decided to read this nonetheless because I'm all about supporting successful women. my main thoughts about this book i'm just goin...
  • Khadidja
    Feb 06, 2016
    i love Mindy , i love comedy , i love laughing , i love reading , i love laughing while reading ! This Audiobook was totally worth my time :D she is amazing and funny , Especially her high school bullying stories. i love how she can make a terrible thing so funny. ...
  • Nat
    Dec 28, 2016
    I made the mistake of thinking I would read only one essay of this book before going to bed... I stayed up till 3am to finish the whole thing in one sitting. It's been so long since this has happened, especially going into it not even expecting to finish one essay. But Kaling has one o...
  • Vanessa
    Sep 26, 2017
    Fun and enjoyable audiobook read by Mindy herself. Light entertainment to keep me company on my commute to and from work. ...
  • Donna Ho Shing
    Dec 18, 2016
    I was suffering through this book, and swore it wouldn't get more than one star when a remarkable thing happened in the last 70 or so pages, Mindy Kaling stopped boring me to death about her struggles as a t.v. writer, her time on The Office etc. and started talking about herself, her ...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Jun 29, 2017
    A comedic but ultimately deep and poignant memoir, Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me is an unforgettable story of finding your talent in spite of childhood embarrassments. ...