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

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

eBook - 2011
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Kaling 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 to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 222 p.) : ill
ISBN: 9780307886286
030788628X
Additional Contributors: Kaling, Mindy

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 05, 2017

I really liked the first book by the famous actress and comedian, Mindy Kaling. The entire book explained her life, and every interesting and hilarious moment. The book was mostly based off of her career and how it started. After reading "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?", it made me realize how much effort Mindy put into her career, to get where she is today. Without her skits, and constant hours of hanging with friends to create sketches, she wouldn't have had the motivation to go and get a job writing for The Office, and so much more. I watch The Mindy Project, and reading this book made me love her even more. She has another book that was recently released, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I think it's cool to know more about where our favourite actors and actresses used to be at certain low points of their lives. It's even cooler when you didn't expect what you were about to read, at all! I would rate this book 4/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLHeatherM Dec 26, 2016

Kaling's honesty and fun personality make this book a hilarious and endearing read.

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MelissaYAReader
Dec 22, 2016

This was an interesting book filled with interesting observations. In many places her stories were humorous, in others they attempted to bring hope. I love how honest she is about herself, her career, and her goals. Very interesting perspective and easy to relate to.

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Islandlax12
Dec 14, 2016

Loved this book. I'm a big fan of The Office and also the Mindy Project. It was interesting to read her book pre-Mindy Project knowing that she does eventually get to write her own show and play a character based more on her on personality. I didn't even need the audiobook, Mindy's voice was in my head reading this too me. Made me laugh and was very relatable to my own life. Looking forward to reading her next book "Why Not Me?"

AL_TIEGAN Dec 06, 2016

Seriously funny! I want Mindy to be my best friend! It's so wonderful to read about someone who thinks a lot like I do and has so many similar interests - her rules for karaoke etiquette were so spot on! It's great to see that while she's a part of Hollywood, she has not let it go to her head, she's just the same quirky girl she's always been. I also love that she went to college and graduated, before going on her path to "famous."

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dprodrig
Dec 05, 2016

A cute, fun, fast read.

Marlowe Jul 02, 2016

How refreshing to hear an insecure voice. Through her humor and honesty, Mindy is highly relatable and incredibly likable. As a woman, I want her to be my best friend. I want to gossip and share my fears with her, because I know she shares them. Celebrities work so hard at creating the perfect persona, that it's satisfying to see the reality - the dresses that don't fit, the awkward dating, and career battles. In addition, Mindy draws back the curtain on her time writing for The Office. Even if you're not familiar with Kaling, or The Office, I suggest this read for the female positive inspiration Mindy offers!

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writermala
Mar 22, 2016

I have a confession. I don't watch TV - no I did not even watch Office. So,why did I read this book? It seemed like it might be funny. Yes, it was. Mindy Kaling is clever. She is funny in a clever sort of way and that tickled my funny bone.

Mindy is like the 'girl next door,' the girl who obeyed her parents, did well in school, went to college, and yet succeeded on TV. That is probably every average girl's dream. Her description of not being a size zero is a relief to every size 10 woman.

In short every page was something I could relate to and that's why I enjoyed the book so much; and yes, I'm going to read her next book too.

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withthebutterflies
Feb 09, 2016

I picked up Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? because Kelsey had read it when we started our challenge. Mindy Kaling is a talented yet down-to-earth comedian, and she tells her story in a series of lists and essays. I sampled her audio-book as well as read her novel, and you can feel her humour and character in her words.

KC Rating: 5/5

I could relate to most of Mindy's humour, as well as her view points on life, marriage, and vengeance. Her writing style was fluid and easy to read.

Kelsey and I had a conversation about how it's hard to rate biographies. You are literally given them a mark about their life. Fortunately for Mindy, her life and humour was amusing to read, and she knows how to write essays.

I started watching the Mindy Project recently, and have even more of an appreciation of her talent!

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nidofito
Jan 10, 2016

DNF @ 31%

Not exactly the comedic memoir I was expecting. Mindy Kaling's stories have a feeling that is more like you reminiscing with your friend about fun times you had in your youth with them, which is fine in itself but quickly gets boring.

As I own the book, I'm keeping it close at hand nonetheless if I ever feel the need to go through Mindy's chilhood memories.

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britprincess1
May 30, 2012

Are you kidding me? The thrill of living was high school? Come on, Mr. Cougar Mellencamp. Get a life.

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britprincess1
May 30, 2012

I have no discipline; I'm like if Private Benjamin had never toughened up but, in fact, got worse.

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britprincess1
May 30, 2012

I'm getting made fun of because I used to be fat? The laws of bullying allow you to be cruel even when the victim had made strides for improvement? This is when I realized that bullies have no code of conduct.

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thoseunknownwinds
Aug 08, 2016

A book filled with the thoughts of the wonderful Mindy Kaling :)

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