December 7, 2011

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Publisher:  Crown Archetype; 1 edition (November 1, 2011)

Pages:  240

Genre:  Biography, Memoir, Humor

My Reading Format:  Hardcover

Available Formats:  Hardcover, Kindle Edition, Audiobook

My Review

John gave me this book as an anniversary gift last month.  I know most people who have read this book have also read Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Embarrassingly, I have not read Bossypants yet, so keep that in mind.  A few thoughts:

  •  This book isn't so much a memoir as it is a collection of essays, so while it does explain how Mindy came to be a writer for The Office, it is not a complete story of her life.
  • This book is super short.  Some of the chapters are lists.  I read it in like a day & a half.
  • Mindy goes to great pains to differentiate herself from her character on The Office, Kelly Kapoor.  But I basically read the whole book with Kelly Kapoor's voice in my head.  I couldn't help it.
  • This book is hilarious.

My Final Thoughts

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this very funny little book.  I was laughing on like Page 5 & continued laughing throughout the rest of the book.  Again, I think if you're reading this to find out how to break into the TV writing business, you'll be sorely disappointed, but if you're looking for something light & funny to read while you're sleeping on a futon at your in-laws this Christmas, this book will definitely lighten your mood.  Four stars!

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