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

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

Audiobook CD - 2011
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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.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2011.
ISBN: 9780307939807
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD 818.602 KALING M
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (4 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Mindy Kaling is really quite funny. You will enjoy this I promise!

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 18, 2017

Light-hearted and fun – a perfect audiobook to listen to on a road trip or flight. I wasn't a fan before, but she won me over with her girl's girl charm.

ArapahoeAlicia Aug 25, 2016

I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. Full of girly insecurities and insights into the boys club of comedy writing, I found her endearing. It was a terrific choice for an audiobook on a long flight.

Dec 05, 2015

I listened to this via audiobook. I think I would have found it funnier had I actually read it. Nothing to do with her voice or anything, just pacing I guess. She wrote it, she can read it however she wants, though. Having watched the Mindy Project I like how much of herself if reflected in the show. It was a great listen for in the car.

Oct 21, 2015

I listened to this a while ago but I remember really liking it! If you love Mindy in tv shows, you'll probably love this audiobook :)

Sep 09, 2015

I liked this book quite a lot. Other reviewers are talking about her snarky humour, but what struck me was her sensibleness and love of family. She *liked* her family as a teen. She wants to be married to a man-pal. She had sensible parents. She's not interested in one-night stands. And she's of Indian heritage and lives that in an interesting way.

May 14, 2015

This was perfect for a road trip from SouthBay to Tahoe! Entertaining and light enough that if the passenger fell asleep, they could pick it up again. It is even better if you know Mindy from The Office or The Mindy Project but it is still easy to follow along if this is your first exposure to her. She takes you through her development as a comedian from childhood to her to behind-the-scenes of her Hollywood life, all while being fully honest of her observations and interpretations. Since it is narrated by her, it is almost like having a gal pal tell you this amazing 4.5 hour story!

Jun 25, 2014

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a book I’ve read many times before, but this round I went with the audiobook. This was especially great because Mindy read the book. It was perhaps more hilarious hearing Mindy read the book. Read this book if you haven’t already in any and all forms you can!

Aug 07, 2013

Witty and Funny for 30 somethings :)

putter78 May 11, 2013

Loved this book,she is so funny even my husband who is not a reader couldn't put it down,Tina Fey's book was cool but Mindy Kaling is so much more interesting and fun.This book is awsome!

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 18, 2017

Some of Kaling’s alternate titles for her book:

The Girl with No Tattoo… When Your Boyfriend Fits into Your Jeans and Other Atrocities… Always Wear Flats and Have your Friends Sleep Over: A Step-by-Step How-To Guide for Avoiding Getting Murdered… Sometimes You Just Have to Put on Lip Gloss and Pretend to Be Psyched… So You’ve Finished Chelsea Handler’s Book, Now What?...I Don’t Know How She Does It, But I Suspect She Gets Help from Illegal Immigrants


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