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Review: “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling

By Appraisingpages @appraisjngpages

I downloaded this in ebook form but I actually want to buy it in paper format too (see my post on how this should be easier!) because this cover definitely belongs in my cover lust series!


Here is the synopsis from its Goodreads page:

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!

I know a lot of friends who have read her book and enjoyed it, I was happy when I could move this from my to-read to currently-reading list. From the very beginning she had me laughing at the alternate titles for her book and stories of her childhood. I loved the obvious and unabashed respect she has for her parents and her noble dreams for her future. Coming out of this book I think of her as good-hearted, hilarious, and wishing that more women in entertainment were like her.

I couldn’t help but add several quotes to our Instagram account, here are my favorites:

(this one is especially for Chad, my wonderful husband and who would be dead meat if he watched an episode of Friday Night Lights on Netflix without me)


And this one here proves that women are funny, this is when she’s describing scenarios she creates to motivate herself while working out:

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