Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
Narrator: Michael Schur, Mindy Kaling
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
Date Read: February 2014
Genre: Biography, Non-Fiction
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.
Publisher: Random House Audio
Listened for Fun (Library)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 4.00
First Thought when Finished: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling was a fun and delightfully refreshing listen.
Note: I have never seen The Office or her show but this was recommended to me by a friend. That friend was right! I found Mindy to be delightful and oddly identifiable. She is not at all what I expected of someone who made it in Hollywood. She was super down to earth, loves her family, and sounds like the kind of person I would want to have in my friend circle!
Overall Thoughts: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was a fun “not in my normal reading sweet spot” read. Mindy was super easy to like. She does have an incredible life but she totally has the same concerns as the rest of us. She never comes across snobbish, instead I wanted to be her BFF. She seems like she would be delightful to hang out with and talk about the normal stuff all of us go through. I dare you not to like Mindy after reading this! I just don’t think it would be possible.
Narrated By Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur / Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
Mindy Kaling and Michael Schur did an awesome job with narration. I actually prefer biographies to be narrated by the person because they bring their emotions to their voice. It made me love Mindy more!
Final Thoughts: If you are ever in the mood for a fun biography then pick up Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling