NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “[Kaling is] like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps . . . the next Nora Ephron.”—The New York Times
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.
Praise for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
“Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?”—Glamour
“Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mindy Kaling? . . . [Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?] is like a mash note to comedy nerds.”—Time Out New York
“Very funny.”—Boston Globe
“Like listening to a likably gabby friend chatter happily over generously poured glasses of red wine.”—Washington Post
“[Kaling’s] comedic chops certainly shine throughout the book—as if we need more proof of her talent.”—HuffPost
“Kaling doles out neurotic charm and hilarious every-woman musings.”—Elle
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? feels like the best brunch ever with your favorite friend. Mindy Kaling brings the self-deprecating honesty and wicked humor that have made her a TV star to her collection of essays, which tackle everything from hookup culture to chest hair to (our favorite part) elaborate revenge fantasies. Kaling delivers each witty and relatable observation in that adorably perky voice from The Mindy Project, and her confessions about her own flaws and insecurities feel honest and intimate. Just for fun, her Office pals Michael Schur and B. J. Novak drop by for hilarious cameos.
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FIRST: This book is read BY THE AUTHOR! I love that. I was able to hear it with her voice, from her lips to my ears. It made it all the more pleasurable as I smiled, giggled and laughed. I am sure as I stuffed my face while eating alone with a set of headphones on an occasion or two I looked like a nut with a smile on my face & laughing to myself. She is great company while away for work and made it all the easier to sit alone:)
Have listened five times!
Really, I have listened to this book five times. I love it.
Funny, sweet, love it!
Very witty and she reads it awesomely!!!!!!