Thursday, March 28, 2013

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

Last book I've read...

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)(2011)
Author: Mindy Kaling
Rating: 5/5

“Later, when you're grown up, you realize you never really get to hang out with your family. You pretty much have only eighteen years to spend with them full time, and that's it.”
― Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I honestly don't know who's Mindy Kaling, and I haven't seen "The Office" either, but I saw in Goodreads that Saab Magalona , one of my favorite artists, was reading the book, and I got curious about it. I'd read the book, and I appreciate it, enjoyed it even. I can totally relate with Mindy in all aspects. I understand her most on being a writer, an actress, and a daughter. I find her insights really funny though somewhat bold, but it's fine, because I like the sincerity. It's always comforting to know other people's stories that you can relate to such as this book.

Book Description:
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.

Credit: Goodreads

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