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  - MickyFine -

Not quite a memoir but also not quite a collection of essays, this feels a bit like delving into Mindy's brain into a curated tour of the bits she thinks are funniest or most interesting. It's entertaining and if you're a fan of hers, you'll enjoy it but not a must-read. Read full review

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User Review  - smallself -

I did learn some things, not all of them trivial. (*) ........................ There is more to life than “making it”. I’m a serious person, but there is more to comedy than making puns. *Real ... Read full review

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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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