Mindy Kaling is a friend in my head. (See Wendyisms for the definition.) In my imagination we meet for coffee and giggle over all her latest woes, mishaps, and dates. Plus I LOVE her show. Team Danny in da house! So anyway I had to listen to her book.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) isn't going to appeal to everyone. You have to "get" Mindy's humor. But if you are a Mindy fan then this book doesn't disappoint. She is her usual mix of cute and funny. She made me smile and chuckle through all her tales of growing up, falling in love with comedy, her gigs, and the funny ways her mind works. My favorite part is how she gets through her workouts. She's basically a hoot. Not always the laugh out loud kind. More the kind that gives you permanent smile and then makes you smile again when you reflect back. So while I wouldn't recommend this memoir to everyone (like I did Rob Lowe's Stories I Only Tell My Friends), it is definitely a smile inducing must for her fans. I also totally recommend the audio. Part of the Mindy experience is in the delivery. Audiobook rating: 4 stars
Words aloud: It's Mindy being Mindy so yeah the narration is perfect. No one else could have narrated this audio. Narrator rating: 5 stars
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