I love the Mindy Project, probs because Mindy is freakin hilarious. For about a year I have been wanting to read Mindy’s book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me. A couple of weeks ago I noticed it was available (but a waitlist) on the NH Public Library online!! SCORE. Thanks MJ for allowing me to use your library card. I put my name down for the waitlist and figured it would be a while. Within a week I got an email saying I was next in line. YAHOOO. I downloaded the book, but was reading another book at the time. I didn’t want to stop reading my book to read this book so I sped read the other book to get to this one. Boy am I glad I did that.
I love the Chelsea Handler books (hate her on tv), loved Bossypants (and Tina Fey in general) and was hoping for some comic relief with Mindy. Well that is just what I got. Thanks to the Amazon page of the book I got a summary of sorts:
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.
These are my thoughts: It was funny, I laughed out loud multiple times. Mindy is one funny lady. It was a quick read and it was exactly what I was in the mood for. I would recommend this book to anyone especially if you enjoyed Bossypants.