Mindy Kaling’s hilarious, irreverent look at life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. When Mindy Kaling first moved to Los Angeles from Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2004 she was a little lost. She started working as an Office production assistant and with time built up a Weekend Update segment on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In 2011 she landed her own show on Fox called The Mindy Project—a sitcom loosely based on her own experiences as an Indian-American woman struggling to find romantic and professional success in Hollywood (think: hijinks ensue). But before all that happened…Kaling was just another young girl trying to figure out what the hell she was doing in America. In this book, Kaling shares stories about being single and dating in your twenties and thirties; female friendship; dealing with envy & self-doubt; pulling off awards season red carpet looks flawlessly whilst hungover; defying expectations both personal & professional; underestimating Americans’ obsession with reality TV villains – you know: basically everything you need to know about NOT growing up gracefully under pressure like a Proper Young Lady™️.
For who is this book for ?
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is for anyone who has ever been young and uncertain about what the future holds. Kaling’s writing is brutally honest, unabashedly embarrassing at times, and uproariously funny – making it a perfect read for anyone in their twenties or thirties struggling to find their place in the world.
- Kaling’s writing is highly entertaining and relatable, making the book enjoyable to read.
- The personal stories shared in the book are intriguing and provide a insights into her life.
- Kaling offers helpful advice on how to navigate various aspects of adulthood
- It is not particularly well-written.
- The author is somewhat self-indulgent.
- It can be a little bit repetitive at times.
Learn more about the author
Mindy Kaling is an actress, writer and producer. She is the creator and star of The Mindy Project on Fox, for which she has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards.
“If you love Mindy Kaling already, or even if you just like her from The Office and think she’s funny, then this book is for you. It feels like an extremely long conversation with a very close friend that covers everything from growing up to dating (and being single), to Hollywood and the perils of fame.”
“Insightful, funny and occasionally vulnerable . . A winningly honest book by a singular comic voice.”
“This book is hilarious! I loved Mindy Kaling on the Office and was so excited to read her memoir. She doesn’t disappoint. Her stories are laugh out loud funny, but she also writes with a lot of heart about being woman in today’s world.”
“Kaling is not only a gifted writer and actor, but also a wry, insightful observer of her own life.”