Saturday, February 4, 2012

Are People Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)? By Mindy Kaling

Here's an example of me trying to branch out -- I read Tina Fey's "Bossypants" last year, along with "Unbearable Lightness" (Portia di Rossi), and other memoirs by Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, and Molly Ringwald.  Tina's was hysterical (of course), Portia's was deep, Carol's was warm, Steve's was sad, and Molly's was not what I was expecting (more advice column than memoir).  So I decided to try one this year and read Mindy Kaling's "Are People Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)?"

Mindy Kaling is a co-executive produce, writer and actress on The Office (Kelly Kapoor).  She also stars in the "Subtle Sexuality" web videos for The Office's girl band, which consists of Kelly & Erin.

I don't know what I was expecting to read from Mindy, but it was definitely not as good as what I was given.  Reading her book was like making a lunch date and going to some cozy little place and having a three-hour conversation with someone I've just met and want to get to know better.

It was funny, sweet, sly, and Mindy all the way.

Not sure if she's planning on writing other books, but if she does, I'll read them.  I want to hear if she ever found her best middle-school friend or if she's finally met the love of her life.


  1. Sounds good! I've loved Portia's and Tina's books, so I want to branch out and read more celebrity memoirs (Jane Lynch's is next on my list).

  2. I really loved Portia and Tina's books as well! I'm hoping to read Jane Lynch's book shortly -- and you might want to check out Carol Burnett's Memoir "This Time Together: Laughter & Reflection". It was warm and funny, just like I imagine Carol to be!