Mindy Kaling, if everyone is hanging out without you it’s their loss (and also they probably suck)

Hello again, blog! This time I have a kind of decent excuse for not blogging, and that excuse is the bf was here and I was hanging out with him instead of on the internet, okay??? Speaking of hanging out…

Title: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Author: Mindy Kaling

If you know me at all, you know that I love the Office (also you guys, it is WAY BETTER this season than it’s been in a while, so if you lost faith, go back to it!) and Mindy Kaling is just one of the many brilliant minds behind it. So obviously I had to read her memoir, even though I find the idea of writing a memoir when you’re young pretty weird. Kind of it’s just a long humor piece, though, so I could go with it.

This book is not quite as laugh-out-loud funny as Bossypants but that is okay because it has something that Bossypants doesn’t have. Instead of wanting to be Tina Fey like after reading Bossypants, I want to be friends with Mindy Kaling after reading Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns). Reading this book was like reading a great lifestyle blog or magazine and I was super sad when it was over, because I would definitely subscribe to it if it was a lifestyle blog or magazine.

Funniest bits: the diet section, and also the section on implausible rom-com characters. So good, both of those. But really the whole thing was well written and engaging and the overall feelings I got from it were Mindy Kaling please come be my friend feelings, so that’s probably good (creepy?), right?

So read it if you think Mindy Kaling is great and if you like funny things and if you like books that make you want to be friends with the author. And don’t get it on loan from the library, because then you’ll be sad when you can’t go back and read the funny sections again.


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