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

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

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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: 9780307886262
Branch Call Number: 818.602 Kaling 11/2011
Characteristics: ix, 222 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.


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JCLMeganK Feb 14, 2019

Mindy Kaling gives advice on being a human told through humor and personal stories in her first book.

JCLHeatherM Dec 26, 2016

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

JCLAshleyF Apr 15, 2013

A cute, entertaining and fast read. As an addict to humorous, personal essays this was a solid and enjoyable book.

JCLHelenH Mar 27, 2013

Mindy offers good advice for teens and adults in a fun and witty way. Nicely done.

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Sep 17, 2019

This was a funny and amusing look at Mindy in her early 30's. Most of the book was quite engaging as we got to learn about her childhood, adolescence, early 20's and her struggles to find a fit within the television industry, which was offered in a witty and entertaining manner. The last few chapters lacked direction for me and seemed less about her Journey and revelations and more about her idiosyncrasies and dislikes. Overall a decent read from someone who is still growing and evolving and yet is a successful & inspiring role model for young Women of Colour, especially those from the South Asian Diaspora.

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!

ArapahoeStaff15 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.

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Sep 17, 2019

"Sometimes teenage girls ask me for advice about what they should be doing if they want a career like mine one day... Teenage girls, please don't worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams characters with nothing else going on in her current life. What I've noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also a big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it's so wonderfully fair... I just want ambitious teenagers to know it is totally fine to be quiet, observant kids. Besides being a delight to your parents, you will find you have plenty of time to catch up." Chapter; 'Don't Peak in High School'

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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