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review 2018-02-25 18:25
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling

I've had this on my radar for awhile. Noticed the library had this on Overdrive audio and thought "I need to give that a try." So I listened to this on my commute this past week., narrated by Mindy Kaling herself. I found myself laughing out loud, she's got an excellent sense of humor. I'm a year older (yes, I'm turning 40 in April, holy shit!), so we can of age about the same time. Best of all, she came across as someone I can relate to. Bonus: she's nice, intelligent, talented, and opinionated. 
Bossypants is next!

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review 2017-10-31 11:32
Why Not Mindy
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling

 

 

If you like the idea of Mindy Kaling accompanying you on walks, runs, errands, etc., keeping you entertained with funny stories, you'll enjoy this audiobook.  I particularly enjoyed learning about why she and BJ Novak are "soup snakes."

 

Some bits of the book felt a bit filler-ish, but even those portions entertained me.  Mindy could probably read the Yellow Pages or classified ads to me and make me laugh.

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review 2017-06-23 09:13
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling

I love Mindy Kaling! I really really do. And I must admit I started this book a little cautious because I read her last one with high expectations and felt a little let down at the end. This time I found myself laughing out loud almost all through and nodding like a crazy person when I agreed with her witty observations (thank goodness it was my bedside reading and not my commuting book). I'm sure her humour is not for everyone but it's certainly worth a read just for the text/email relayed love story close to the end. Loved it!

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review 2017-05-06 04:01
Smart and funny
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) - Mindy Kaling,Michael Schur

These are technically two books -- and you can identify different themes in each, but really, they could be one book, so let's talk about them at the same time. These are collections of humorous essays -- some autobiographical, some not -- from the pen of writer/actress Mindy Kaling. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? covers her childhood and early career, while Why Not Me? focuses on more adult concerns, and her post-The Office career.

 

I thought the stories about her personal life and career entertaining, and well-told. But the other essays tended to be more creative and more amusing. But I found myself grinning or chuckling throughout. I've liked her before, but these books made me a fan.

My gut tells me that this is too brief, and I should say more -- but I'm not sure what to get into. If you're a fan of her TV work, or like intelligent and funny women (who can write), these are good reads.

 

Kaling is, naturally, the best narrator possible for these books -- and probably many others (really, think Stephanie Plum as read by Kaling!). I think I liked the performance she gave for Is Everyone a little more, it felt less practiced? More energetic? I'm really not sure, but I wondered several times while listening to Why Not Me? why I didn't like her narration as much. I could 't put my finger on it -- but, it doesn't matter, she was great with both. Just slightly less great.

 

Funny, heart-felt, maybe a little inspiring -- these essays hit the spot.

Source: irresponsiblereader.com/2017/05/05/is-everyone-hanging-out-without-me-and-why-not-me-audiobooks-by-mindy-kaling
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text 2017-01-01 16:30
January 2017 Reading List
My Writing Professor: A Lesbian Romance - Nicolette Dane
My Friend The Bride: A Lesbian Romance - Nicolette Dane
Sarah Sunshine - Merry Farmer
A Bit of Bite - Cynthia Eden
Heir to a Desert Legacy - Maisey Yates
Wave - Sonali Deraniyagala
Why Not Me? - B.J. Novak,Greg Daniels,Mindy Kaling,Mindy Kaling
Deep Deception - Cathy Pegau
A Lady Dares - Bronwyn Scott
Switched - HelenKay Dimon

Starting the Romance Bingo and Pop Sugar Reading Challenges this month.

 

1. My Writing Professor by Nicolette Dane (Romance Bingo - New Adult square)

2. My Friend the Bride by Nicolette Dane (Romance Bingo - Wedding Bells square)

3. Sarah Sunshine (Montana Romances series) by Merry Farmer (Romance Bingo - Interracial couple square)

4. A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden (Romance Bingo - Urban Fantasy square)

5. Heir to a Desert Legacy by Maisey Yates (Romance Bingo - Secret Billionaire square)

6. Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala (Diseases and Disasters Challenge)

7. Apprentice in Death by JD Robb (Pop Sugar Challenge)

8. Deep Deception by Cathy Pegau (Romance Bingo - Blown away square)

9. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

10. A Lady Dares by Bronwyn Scott (Romance Bingo - Pirates)

11. Switched by Helen Kay Dimon

 

 

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