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

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Crown/Archetype, Nov 1, 2011 - Humor - 240 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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User Review  - annhepburn - LibraryThing

Hilarious. I wish it had been twice as long. Mindy's high school experience - of freskishly close female friendships, and telling ghost stories or learning dance routines together rather than dating ... Read full review

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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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Contents

Introduction
3
Chubby for Life
11
IAm Not an Athlete
21
Dont Peak in High School
31
Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities
80
Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real
99
Would Like to Reboot
124
My Favorite Eleven Moments in Comedy
134
Someone Explain OneNight Stands to Me
153
Guys Need to Do Almost Nothing to Be Great
163
jewish Guys
173
In Defense ofChest Hair
181
Revenge Fantasies Whilcjogging
203
H i l lil LEGAL
211
Acknowledgments
221
Copyright

The Day I Stopped Eating Cupcakes
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About the author (2011)

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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