Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By: Mindy Kaling
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.
I find Mindy Kaling incredibly fascinating, not quiet the level of Tori Spelling, but getting there. I watch the Mindy Project and while I’m not a minority I do relate to her. Maybe it’s the weight thing? Not sure.
Anyway the book was well written, interesting, not so in depth that you started to wonder what the hell was wrong with her, but not so vague that you had no idea what was going on. I liked the random advice she gave and agreed with her view of marriage and love life in general.
It’s very easy to underestimate Kaling because of the roles that she has taken but she’s very smart and I liked that this book showed that.
Also they totally stole her idea for the new Ghostbusters and if she isn’t getting money from that she should and she should have a part cause it would be so awesome.