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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (61,524 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mindy Kaling Narrator: Mindy Kaling, B. J. Novak, Brenda Withers, Michael Schur Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9780307939814
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In her new book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), Mindy Kaling excels at telling stories and facts about her life that every woman can relate to.

Mindy's book offers insight into the mind of a woman who has led a very interesting life, with a little bit of humor mixed in. She talks about what it was like growing up with professional parents who were immigrants, and other early stories from when she was growing up. Then she dives into the many hats she's worn in her professional career.

As always, Mindy isn't afraid to give her thoughts on a variety of issues that are plaguing women today. Things like, what traits come together to create someone who is a "best friend", and, how do you go about finding the perfect guy. Mindy's many thoughts and rants are delightfully engaging, and they will definitely leave you a converted fan of this ultra-talented writer and actress, if you weren't one already.

Mindy's narration gives the book a warm feeling, and you'll enjoy her wild and crazy tales from the depths of her earliest memories to her successful acting career.

Mindy Kaling currently stars in and produces her own show, The Mindy Project, on Fox. A few of her professional accolades include a spot on The Office, which she also wrote scripts for. One episode of The Office, entitled "Niagara", which was co-written by Mindy along with Greg Daniels, was nominated for an Emmy. She continues to be a celebrated comedic talent, and it's hard to say where we'll see her end up next. However, we do know that Mindy is good at keeping us laughing, and that's a trend we expect to continue.

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.




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Quotes & Awards

  • Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone? Nylon
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is hilarious and relatable—just like Kaling’s classic Tweets. Ladies Home Journal
  • “Kaling’s narration is conversational, entertaining, bubbly, and spirited—and reminiscent of Kelly Kapoor, her character on The Office—and the result is a short but very enjoyable listen. Kaling’s fresh humor, one-liners, and analogies (e.g., “We clung to each other with blind loyalty like Lord Voldemort and his snake Nagini. I of course was Nagini”) make this audio worth listening to a second time and sharing with friends.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “She’s like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps…the next Nora Ephron.”

    New York Times

  • She’s like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps… the next Nora Ephron. The New York Times
  • The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column. EW.com
  • If you love Kelly and think the three minutes or so allotted her on episodes of The Office are too few, you can take home Mindy. The New Yorker
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary L. Farmer | 2/20/2014

    " Loved this book - truly laugh-out-loud funny. To me, she's the female version of Jerry Seinfeld, always finding the humor in everyday situations while poking fun at modern stereotypes. Her low-key, self-deprecating style is wildly appealing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 2/17/2014

    " Mindy is crazy, self-centric, and overly dramatic. But she knows it, and I love it. Funniest book I've read in a while, and a definite recommendation for any vacation! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Clarke | 2/13/2014

    " Funny beach reading :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sofija | 2/9/2014

    " Humorous. In many areas, right on point. Quick & fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber Midgett | 2/7/2014

    " I didn't make it past the first CD. Mindy Kaling is a good actress, and the words are funny, but it's like she's just reading, well, from a book. I couldn't stay entertained. Maybe I'll give the actual book a shot some day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumnjs | 2/7/2014

    " I devoured this book because it was thoroughly entertaining, fun and amusing. Thanks Mindy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/24/2014

    " Very funny, fast, easy read. Gotta love her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 1/18/2014

    " Not only is she beautiful, but she's funny. Can't wait to read more of her stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin Rapp | 1/11/2014

    " This books makes me want to be best friends with Mindy Kaling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Welch | 1/7/2014

    " Loved it. I have a girl crush on Mindy. Hilarious! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uyen Nguyen | 12/20/2013

    " Sometimes funny, but hinges a lot on what seems to be half-thought-out blog posts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Fritsch | 12/12/2013

    " i loved this book. I liked her when I knew her from the office & getting a sneak peek into her mind, personality & overall take on life is so incredibly entertaining. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quick & enjoyable read with tons of humor! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Dean | 12/10/2013

    " There have been many books of late where very funny women write hilarious confessional books. This is one of them. I laughed out loud at many parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keridwyn Deller | 12/7/2013

    " Super fast, fun read. I think this comedian is hilarious and she's a fun writer - upbeat, laugh out loud funny, she shares stories of growing up and getting into the TV writing biz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marisa | 12/7/2013

    " Mindy is funnnny. Nothing deep in here, but it's a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 12/6/2013

    " Very entertaining and just what I needed! A stand-out for this type of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynsey | 12/4/2013

    " At first I was a bit put off by the utter fluffiness of this, yet another, celebrity memoir. In the end, though, I was delighted by Mindy Kaling's humor and appreciative of her very relatable story and thoughts on success, relationships, and the often awkward and disheartening process of growing up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Hall | 9/23/2013

    " Guys really DO take forever to put on their shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 8/12/2013

    " If you love her Kelly Kapoor character or The Mindy Project, you'll love this fun and quick read. Really enjoyable, and as my friend Susan put it, surprising depth in this. Wouldn't want my high school niece reading this, but I my niece in college, yes actually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 3/30/2013

    " Funny. I listened to the audiobook and I actually like her more now that I've listened to her book. Some language but overall she's surprisingly conservative and pretty likeable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 3/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed listening to this audio book on my commute. Mindy is down-to-earth funny. I appreciated her confidence very much and enjoyed getting to know her and the journey she made to her comedy writer dream job. A very fun book by a classy, funny, confident gal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marivic | 3/16/2013

    " Unapologetically written. I laughed out loud in public spaces while reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marina Boat | 11/24/2012

    " She's very sweet. :) Her stories were very entertaining to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aaron | 10/11/2012

    " Sorry. It had some funny parts, but too many not funny parts in between. Felt like Simon Pegg's autobiography, except more succinct and less cussing. Think her shows are funny, but apparently the sight gags are important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacie Mitchell | 8/22/2012

    " She's hilarious and I LOVED this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Marsh | 5/3/2012

    " 3.5 stars. Better than Bossypants. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 3/24/2012

    " Hilarious! It is a quick read and not really deep or insightful but I thought it was funny and makes me want to give her new show another chance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 10/23/2011

    " This book was hilarious! Quick but great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Kirsch | 10/22/2011

    " All hail Mindy Kaling. Her writing is my psyche, which is what my writing is so really me and MK need to team up and write together. But short of that a quick entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Waller | 10/19/2011

    " A carefree read. Mindy is funny and I think we just became bff. "

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