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

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

eBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
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Kaling shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most. From her favorite types of guys to life in the "The Office" writers' room, her book is full of personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307886286
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 222 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Advantage OverDrive


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This funny book is even funnier as read by author Mindy Kaling herself! If you’re familiar with her work (The Office and The Mindy Project) you will LOVE this. Enjoy Mindy’s witty observations about life, the universe, and everything as she takes you on a tour from her childhood to her success in Hollywood. (submitted by CC)

Jul 13, 2018

What an entertaining read. Stories of growing up, career, love life and more. And every word stays true to Kaling’s personality. I read it in her voice!

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

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

ArapahoeHollyR Dec 27, 2017

It was fun to read this as an "Office" fan who knew nothing about Kaling. Full of brutally honest and hilarious stories from her career and early life.

Nov 22, 2017

Fun book! I’ve never watched the Office but I’m glad I read this first! I’ve also never watched the Mindy project. But still! Funny, endearing, relatable! Whether you know mindy Kaling or not, I’d recommend this book!

Oct 26, 2017

I LOVED this! I love Mindy, I love her show and I've watched her speech at Harvard's 2014 graduation ceremony so many times... so I'm really not surprised to love her book. I listened to the audiobook... I highly recommend it. It's narrated by Mindy herself so her energy really comes through.

Jan 05, 2017

I really liked the first book by the famous actress and comedian, Mindy Kaling. The entire book explained her life, and every interesting and hilarious moment. The book was mostly based off of her career and how it started. After reading "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?", it made me realize how much effort Mindy put into her career, to get where she is today. Without her skits, and constant hours of hanging with friends to create sketches, she wouldn't have had the motivation to go and get a job writing for The Office, and so much more. I watch The Mindy Project, and reading this book made me love her even more. She has another book that was recently released, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I think it's cool to know more about where our favourite actors and actresses used to be at certain low points of their lives. It's even cooler when you didn't expect what you were about to read, at all! I would rate this book 4/5.
- @Montgomery of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

JCLHeatherM Dec 26, 2016

Kaling's honesty and fun personality make this book a hilarious and endearing read.

This was an interesting book filled with interesting observations. In many places her stories were humorous, in others they attempted to bring hope. I love how honest she is about herself, her career, and her goals. Very interesting perspective and easy to relate to.

Dec 14, 2016

Loved this book. I'm a big fan of The Office and also the Mindy Project. It was interesting to read her book pre-Mindy Project knowing that she does eventually get to write her own show and play a character based more on her on personality. I didn't even need the audiobook, Mindy's voice was in my head reading this too me. Made me laugh and was very relatable to my own life. Looking forward to reading her next book "Why Not Me?"

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May 30, 2012

Are you kidding me? The thrill of living was high school? Come on, Mr. Cougar Mellencamp. Get a life.

May 30, 2012

I have no discipline; I'm like if Private Benjamin had never toughened up but, in fact, got worse.

May 30, 2012

I'm getting made fun of because I used to be fat? The laws of bullying allow you to be cruel even when the victim had made strides for improvement? This is when I realized that bullies have no code of conduct.


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Aug 08, 2016

A book filled with the thoughts of the wonderful Mindy Kaling :)


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