Thursday, December 12, 2013

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? [Book Review]

Kindle Edition, 242 pages
Published November 1st 2011 (first published January 1st 2011)
Find on Goodreads

Comedy's fastest-rising star takes to the page in a book of essays, personal anecdotes, and impassioned pleas.
Multi-hyphenate Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated writer, the actress famous for playing the beloved Kelly Kapoor on The Office, and the author of one of Twitter's most popular and quoted feeds.  She is a keen and witty observer of life, romance, and pop culture, whom the New York Times recently called "an entirely original and of-the-moment" performer and Entertainment Weekly deemed “one of the ten funniest actresses in Hollywood.”

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most: from her favorite types of guys (including Sherlock Holmes, NBA players, Aaron Sorkin characters, and 19th-century fictional hunks) to life in the Office writers' room to her leisure pursuit of dieting (“I don’t travel, speak other languages, do crafts, or enjoy sports, but I love reading about new diets”) and how much she loves romantic comedies.  Loaded with personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is a must-read by one of the most original comedic voices working today.

My Thoughts:
Overall, I liked Mindy's book. I think someone recommended this for people who liked Bossypants. While I love Tina Fey way more (she's more familiar to me), Mindy's book was funnier to me. One of my favorite words Mindy uses in the book is "obeseotron" and the stories had me laughing out loud.

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