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Is Everyone Hanging out Without me? (And Other Concerns)

Kaling, Mindy. Book - 2011 818.602 Ka, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Literary Arts / Essays / Kaling, Mindy 3 On Shelf 2 requests on 6 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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Hello. Introduction ; Alternative titles for this book -- I forget nothing : a sensitive kid looks back. Chubby for life ; I am not an athlete ; Don't peak in high school ; Is everyone hanging out without me? (or, How I made my first real friend) -- I love New York and it likes me okay. Failing at everything in the greatest city on earth ; The exact level of fame I want ; Karaoke etiquette ; Day jobs ; Best friend rights and responsibilities ; Matt & Ben & Mindy & Brenda -- Hollywood : my good friend who is also a little embarrassing. Types of women in romantic comedies who are not real ; All about "The office" ; Franchises I would like to reboot ; Contributing nothing at "Saturday Night Live" ; Roasts are terrible ; My favorite eleven moments in comedy ; How I write ; The day I stopped eating cupcakes ; Somewhere in Hollywood someone is pitching this movie -- The best distraction in the world : romance and guys. Someone explain one-night stands to me ; "Hooking up" is confusing ; I love Irish exits ; Guys need to do almost nothing to be great ; Non-traumatic things that have made me cry ; Jewish guys ; Men and boys ; In defense of chest hair ; Married people need to step it up ; Why do men put on their shoes so slowly? -- My appearance : the fun and the really not fun. When you're not skinny, this is what people want you to wear ; These are the narcissistic photos in my BlackBerry ; Revenge fantasies while jogging -- My all-important legacy. Strict instructions for my funeral ; A eulogy for Mindy Kaling, by Michael Schur ; Good-bye.
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.

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Good! submitted by emeloche on July 14, 2012, 7:38pm Mindy Kaling, writer (and bit actor) on the popular TV show The Office has taken her sense of humor to a new medium—books! With her collection of essays, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Kaling gives readers a sense of what it would be like to be her friend—she’s spunky, loyal, and above all, funny.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, mixes stories of what brought Kaling to the world of comedy writing and acting (yes, Office fans, there’s a long chapter about the show) and her take on certain issues, such as the traits of a great guy and the rights best friends have with each other.

Kaling’s book is a lighthearted, entertaining read, and though the essays can each stand-alone, you’ll be hard-pressed not to read the book in one or two sittings.

Loved this book! submitted by Rachel S. on June 27, 2013, 8:51pm Whether or not you are already a fan of Kaling's, you will enjoy her hilarious and heartwarming book of essays. I laughed aloud throughout and couldn't put the book down. I especially appreciated the sections on day jobs in New York, unrealistic romantic comedy characters, and the awkwardness of growing up.

Mindy's Wisdom submitted by allseltz on July 2, 2013, 10:50pm Mindy Kaling specifically points out that this is not an advice book but I love her views and wisdom on everyday life. She also seems like a real person to me. Nothing fake and she's extremely relatable. I love Mindy and I think you will too. Highly recommend!!

Funny submitted by sheryl205 on July 11, 2013, 8:25pm This book was great, I was laughing outloud by the second page. Her honesty about her failures made her success even sweeter.

Fun submitted by godzilla on June 28, 2014, 11:51pm A nice light read. A great role model for girls.

Good submitted by Lucy S on July 31, 2014, 4:29am But a little bit goes a long way

Insightful submitted by darcylk on February 28, 2015, 11:22am As a huge fan of The Office and comedy writing, I really enjoyed this book and found myself struggling to put it down. I was surprised, pleasantly, to find insights into The Office and how it is made, but also how Mindy Kaling came to be who she is today: a smart, funny, accomplished woman. I recommend this book, definitely.

Fun read! submitted by ssmyth on June 27, 2015, 7:57pm Funnier than I expected. I enjoyed the fact that each section is an essay on it's own and so it's easy to read one day and put down for many days without 'getting lost'. Very enjoyable.

Love Mindy Kaling submitted by evie2017 on August 25, 2017, 6:26pm I've loved Mindy Kaling since she appeared on The Office. Her humor is so refreshing and is reflected perfectly in this book. The chapters are brief which makes this a good book for travel. The cringe-worthy stories of her teenage years coupled with the hilariously adorable photos of baby Mindy made this book a great read.

Queen submitted by cindygeer on June 27, 2018, 2:05pm Pick up this book. You won't regret it.

Audio submitted by sellis612 on July 2, 2019, 10:31pm Hilarious. I highly recommend the audio version.

Funny submitted by crp on August 24, 2019, 11:59pm This is worth reading - she is funny and relatable

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PUBLISHED
New York : Crown Archetype, c2011.
Year Published: 2011
Description: ix, 222 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780307886262
0307886263

SUBJECTS
Kaling, Mindy.
American wit and humor.