Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling

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Summary (from goodreads):
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.

Edition Read: Audiobook via Overdrive from my local library
Where (else) to buy: kobo*, google play, amazon*, nook*

It's hard to rate a book like this. It's kind of a memoir, but really a serious of hilarious and charming essays, many that stray into memoir territory.

This was a joy to listen to. I won't say I agreed with everything she said, but I did with a lot of it. (I hate Chuck Taylor's. #sorrynotsorry)

I haven't physically read the book, but if you have, I would still recommend looking into the audiobook. I enjoy celebrity memoirs/autobiographies and this was the first one I listened to and it was a nice experience all around.

(I'll have to see if Alison Argrim narrates Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, my all time favorite autobiography.)


Funny and sweet. Recommended to all Mindy Kaling fans. She does not disappoint.

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  1. Yessss! This one was so much fun on audio! I listened for the 24 Hour Readathon a couple of events ago, and it was so perfect since it was so much fun and on the short side.

    1. I really liked it and at only 4 hours, not too bad! *^-^*