Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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Three Rivers Press, Sep 18, 2012 - Humor - 222 pages
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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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I have never seen The Office or The Mindy Project, so I doubt I got as much out of this as one of her fans might. It still had its funny moments, of course, even if Kaling and I have exactly nothing ... Read full review

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Compilation of essays from Mindy Kaling, who you may know better as Kelly Kapoor from TV's "The Office". Kaling writes about everything from landing (and keeping) her job at "The Office" to the ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
Chubby for Life
11
Am Not an Athlete
21
Dont Peak in High School
31
Failing at Everything in the Greatest City on Earth
47
Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities
80
Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real
99
Would Like to Reboot
124
Someone Explain OneNight Stands to Me
153
Guys Need to Do Almost Nothing to Be Great
163
Jewish Guys
173
In Defense of Chest Hair
181
Why Do Men Put on Their Shoes So Slowly?
188
Revenge Fantasies While Jogging
203
Strict Instructions for My Funeral
211
Goodbye
217

My Favorite Eleven Moments in Comedy
134
The Day I Stopped Eating Cupcakes
144

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MINDY KALING is an Emmy-nominated writer and actress on NBC's The Office. She is also the creator and star of a new show, FOX's The Mindy Project. You can find her on Twitter (@mindykaling), or at her desk pretending to be writing a screenplay but actually online shopping with a memorized credit card number. She resides in Los Angeles. Her billing zip code is 90067


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