15 June 2012

is everyone hanging out without me?

Need a quick read?

“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.” - Mindy Kaling

Synopsis from Amazon.com:
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.

My review:
I LOVED this book. I literally was laughing out loud a number of times. The book is full of great stories and Mindy's opinions on a number of subjects including best friends, Will Ferrell, men vs. boys, and of course The Office.

One of my favorite chapters is Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities. Hilarious. Men and Boys is also a funny one that had me laughing out loud. But, the best? The Day I Stopped Eating Cupcakes. I laughed so much I was CRYING!

And of course...my favorite..."In psychology (okay, Twilight) they teach you about the notion of imprinting, and I think it applies here. I reverse-imprinted with athleticism. Ours is the great non-love story of my life."

If you like female comedians, observational humor, or Mindy Kaling in general, I think you'll enjoy this book.

I'm linking up with Heather and Katie for Book Club Friday.

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?


Phil and Darby Hawley said...

She is SO funny; I've got to read this book!

Christina said...

I loved that book sooo much! I read it the day it came out and couldn’t put it down.

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

Someone else posted a review - seems like everyone is a fan (and so am I) so I shall add this to my must reads!

Bri Buzali said...

The Office is one of my favorite shoes ever so I think I'm going to have to read this! Especially if it's a quick read!

Bri Buzali said...

The Office is one of my favorite shoes ever so I think I'm going to have to read this! Especially if it's a quick read!