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

by Mindy Kaling

Crown Publishing Group | September 18, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) is rated 4.45 out of 5 by 20.

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.




From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.93 × 5.18 × 0.6 in

Published: September 18, 2012

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307886271

ISBN - 13: 9780307886279

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little confused I have to admit that the only way i knew about Mindy Kaling when i was buying the book was The Office. Moreover, i didnt even know she was one of the writers. So basically i was buying the book "written by the girl who played Kelly". Even though it got a disclaimer of "you read it like a magazine" - it doesnt feel this way at all times. My main trouble with the book is that it is very irregular in its style. Some parts you read through in a blink of an eye, others you dont even understand why you are supposed to be reading it, because it is either irrelevant or is out of your age range. However i definitely had an easy relaxing experience. P.S. I started watching Mindy Project right after that and some of the jokes are in both book and series (not the case with The Office). This threw me off a bit, but luckily they stopped it fast enough.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A light flirty read. If you like Mindy's sense of humour you will enjoy this book. It reads like she explains in the beginning, like a great magazine but with a lot of humour in her life stories. I think she is so hilarious and I love how straight forward she is about her perspective.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mindy Kaling's book is lovely and hilarious! Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns), was absolutely lovely
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mindy Kaling's book is lovely and hilarious! Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns), was absolutely lovely
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Mindy - so funny! This was a great book to read, as mentioned by previous reviews it is a great way to get insight on how Mindy started her career. If you have watched her show her humor is exactly the same in this book, so funny! Loved this book
Date published: 2014-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I have read this entire book with a smirk on my face. Very funny, well written light read :)
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing! Totally loved this book, gave great insight to how she started her career! Really funny too
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Mindy! I came across this book after I started watching her show which definitely made me understand her comedic tone a lot better. I truly enjoyed it as I expected to. She's a phenomenal writer whose career in Hollywood I really hope to last because she's a rare talent.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Mindy's humor so much! I love Mindy Kaling from The Mindy Project. I must admit I've only got to know her (through tv) from The Mindy Project and not The Office. I loved her role on The Mindy Project and only later found out she actually writes for the show and is also a producer (triple threat is right! < something="" mindy="" mentioned="" in="" this="" book).="" when="" i="" knew="" she="" wrote="" an="" autobiographical/humor="" book,="" i="" had="" to="" get="" my="" hands="" on="" it.="" now="" that="" i've="" read="" it,="" i="" am="" so="" so="" happy="" that="" i="" tracked="" it="" down="" and="" requested="" it="" from="" random="" house="" canada.="" i="" loved="" it="" so="" much="" and="" laughed..="" out="" loud?="" in="" public?="" several="" times..="" i="" am="" not="" lying="" when="" i="" say="" my="" sister="" and="" my="" friend="" were="" embarrassed="" because="" i="" would="" spontaneously="" (in="" their="" eyes)="" burst="" out="" laughing="" in="" the="" middle="" of="" a="" cafe.="" this="" book="" is="" all="" kinds="" of="" awesome.="" mindy's="" humor="" is="" definitely="" not="" lost="" through="" her="" writing..="" it="" might="" even="" be="" more="" prominent.="" i="" would="" reread="" so="" many="" paragraphs="" and="" get="" anyone="" beside="" me="" to="" listen="" to="" me.="" at="" one="" point="" i="" tried="" telling="" my="" sister="" about="" a="" chapter="" titled="" "chubby="" life"="" and="" i="" honestly="" had="" to="" take="" a="" break="" every="" word="" to="" laugh,="" to="" the="" point="" that="" i="" just="" passed="" her="" the="" book="" and="" pointed="" vaguely="" at="" the="" paragraph="" and="" continued="" laughing="" and="" wiping="" my="" tears.="" the="" way="" mindy="" wove="" in="" her="" humor="" and="" still="" managed="" to="" pretty="" much="" tell="" us="" her="" life="" story="" is="" such="" a="" skill.="" i="" loved="" reading="" up="" more="" about="" her="" and="" learning="" about="" her="" rise="" from="" a="" babysitter="" with="" no="" health="" insurance="" to="" a="" permanent="" writer="" on="" the="" office.="" of="" course="" this="" book="" was="" published="" pre-the="" mindy="" project,="" so="" i="" was="" a="" little="" disappointed="" in="" that="" (my="" problem,="" not="" the="" book's)="" but="" she="" does="" have="" a="" new="" book="" coming="" out="" and="" i'm="" super="" excited="" for="" that.="" i="" pretty="" much="" never="" read="" non-fiction,="" but="" i="" think="" i'm="" going="" to="" make="" an="" except="" for="" humor="" non-fiction..="" at="" least="" if="" they="" are="" anywhere="" near="" as="" good="" as="" mindy's="" book.="" still,="" i="" feel="" like="" mindy's="" humor="" is="" very="" unique="" and="" that's="" why="" i="" love="" her="" so="" much="" on="" her="" show.="" i="" can't="" recommend="" this="" book="" enough="" and="" i="" already="" have="" two="" people="" who="" are="" waiting="" in="" line="" to="" borrow="" this="" book="" from="" me.="" it="" is="" only="" 222="" pages="" and="" they're="" all="" amazing.="">
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mindy Kaling is the funniest Such a hilarious book. Mindy Kaling writes stories in such a way that they can be sad but she still makes you laugh. I guess thats what happens when you're a comedy writer. A very insightful book for any young girl struggling in her path to success, reassuring her that there will be bad times that you will eventually look back on and laugh. 
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Relateable I found the first 3/4 of this book hilarious and down to earth. You almost forget that Mindy is a successful TV writer and actress. The last 1/4 of the book was kind of drawn out and wasn't holding my attention. Still glad I bought it though.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Can we be BFF's, Mindy?? Dear Mindy, Can we be BFF's? We can have sleepovers and watch television reruns all night. We can not go for runs together. We'll gossip about boys all night. It will be glorious. Love, Brie Ok, but seriously, Mindy is one of those famous people I would actually want to be best friends with in real life. I watched Mindy as Kelly Kapoor on the office for years, looking forward to every time she appeared in an episode (damn you Mindy, for being such a great writer for the show that you eventually had to stop acting in it altogether). Then I found out she was writing a book and I was pretty excited for it's release. AND THEN, I found out she had her very own show coming out. Needless to say, I've watched every episode of The Mindy Project since it began airing last fall and I love it. I am a HUGE Mindy fan. Obviously. Having listened to Mindy's book shortly before her new TV show began has made me appreciate her show so much more. I feel like it's so "Mindy". So many of her personality quirks and tendencies that ooze out of her book seem to be portrayed in her character on the The Mindy Project. She may be acting to film the show, but her character on The Mindy Project is relatable, honest, sarcastically hilarious and just trying to find love when it seems like the search is hopeless. Which, really, isn't too far off from the Mindy in her book. Plus, her name in the show is also Mindy, so there's that. Read the rest of my review on my blog: http://letseatbooks.blogspot.ca/2013/04/is-everyone-hanging-out-without-me-and.html
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely hilarious! Great read! Mindy delivers the same wit and humour she did for the Office in this collection of essays written about her life. It's such an easy read-- I finished it in no time, the humour made me laugh out loud. She brings a quirky, fun, yet professional feel to her writings, which is relatable and fun to laugh at. Even if you haven't seen her show, definitely check out this book. You'll fall in love with Mindy.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Such a great read! I’m eager to see what TV star decides to release a humorous memoir in the near future as it seems to be the thing to do. Tina Fey did it, and now Mindy Kaling has done it with her hilarious collection of essays. In case you didn’t know, Mindy Kaling is one of the stars of The Office. She started off on the popular TV show as a writer and then moved into the role of Kelly Kapoor, the office’s gossipy chatterbox. I love her character on the show and was eager to read the book to see if it would be anything like her character. After not really liking Tina Fey’s Bossypants, I was pleasantly surprised when I got into Mindy Kaling’s offering. It was fun, humorous, and a great read. Interspersed with stories about growing up and starting her career, Mindy includes humorous little essays that will have readers laughing or nodding their heads in agreement. Some of the topics, like what makes a great best friend, or what the perfect amount of fame is, are total Kelly Kapoor topics. Mindy writes in such a friendly way in that as I read it, I felt I was just sitting across the table from a good friend in a coffee shop. She comes across as fun, loving, and approachable — someone who I would love to be friends with. While you don’t really expect someone to write a memoir at such a young age — Mindy is 32 — I found I finished the book wondering when the next book would come out. So much more humorous than I expected, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was a great, comical read.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I hate to admit it, but this was really good I picked this book up b/c my cousin left it in my car. I thought I'd hate it. I loved it. I'll post a better review later, but wanted to get it down as a reminder. In the meantime, I highly reccomend - even though I might lose my man-card for saying so.
Date published: 2012-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved it! This is the best book I've read all year, with the exception of The Help. It's really quite different from The Help, being a humourist and light-hearted autobiography, but a wonderful read, nonetheless. I totally understand why this woman has a job writing for comedies. I laughed (way too much, way too hard on the GO train), I had epiphanies, I felt understood. It's a light, fun, uplifting, engaging read. I can't imagine that anyone would be disappointed!
Date published: 2011-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious and Sweet The Good Stuff * Won't lie. I have never seen an episode of the office (which is strange cuz I totally have a crush on Steve Carell -- don't judge) but am going to be buying the first season of it this weekend solely based on this read * She made me LMAO on so many occasions it was hell to pick only 3 quotes for my favorite quotes section * Self deprecating, quirky, sweet and honest - Call me Mindy we would totally have fun hanging out! * Is obviously thankful for the chances she has been given, her friends and her family -- this is very refreshing * Loves her parents -- see people parents are not always d-bags (Yes Jake and Jesse remember that!) * Her zest for life is so nice to read about and very motivational * She's honest about her mistakes and her "faults" * Doesn't get all nasty gossipy about people. Extremely classy * Love the bits on the fights between her and her co-workers. Hilarious! The part about Carell was cute * The Chapter on "Best Friends Rights and Responsibilities" is funny and so very true The Not So Good Stuff * I wanted more -- just not long enough for me * Made me snort with laughter while on bus and people stared at me like I was some kind of freak Favorite Quotes/Passages "And if you're older than twenty-eight, than just kissing someone doesn't count for crap and is not even worth mentioning. Unless you're Mormon, in which case you're going to hell." "If I had to testify under oath, I would admit, no, I don't believe Mac Teegarden is psychic. I've just been made too aware of people like Car Sagan and basic science and stuff. I am certain, though, that Mac Teegarden provided and enormous amount of comfort to people who unexpectedly lost loved ones. I don't know if it was psychic, but it was cathartic, and therapeutic, and it helped people." "My mom's a doctor, but because she came from India and then Africa, where childhood obesity was not a problem, she put no premium on having skinny kids. In fact she and my dad didn't mind having a chubby daughter. Part of me wonders if it even made them feel a little prosperous, like Have you seen our overweight Indian child? Do you know how statistically rare this is? It will then not come as a surprise to you that I've never been thin in my life - except the day I was born, when I was six pounds." Who Should/Shouldn't Read * This is perfect for anyone who just needs a smile and a laugh * Fans of The Office and obviously of Mindy Kaling will enjoy * Not for those with no sense of humour -- and seriously if you are one of those why the hell are you reading my blog 5 Dewey's I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review -- thanks guys for now making me want to watch ANOTHER TV show LOL!
Date published: 2011-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excited to buy! I have yet to buy this book but, I just read around a 20 page excerpt from it and I'm already in love! I usually avoid these types of books because I ultimately find their stories long, drug out, and boring. That was definitely not the case with Mindy Kaling's book. Her anecdotes were, short, sweet, hilarious, and to the point. If the excerpt was that great, I can't wait to buy the book!
Date published: 2011-08-19

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

by Mindy Kaling

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.93 × 5.18 × 0.6 in

Published: September 18, 2012

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307886271

ISBN - 13: 9780307886279

Read from the Book

Chubby for Life I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t chubby. Like being Indian, being chubby feels like it is just part of my permanent deal. I remember being in first grade, in Mrs. Gilmore’s class at Fiske Elementary School, and seeing that Ashley Kemp, the most popular girl in our class, weighed only thirty-seven pounds. We knew this because we weighed her on the industrial postal scale they kept in the teacher’s supply closet. I was so envious. I snuck into the supply closet later that same day to weigh myself. I was a whopping sixty-eight pounds. Some of the first math I understood was that I was closer to twice Ashley’s weight than to her weight. “Don’t be closer to twice a friend’s weight than to her actual weight,” I told myself. This little mantra has helped me stave off obesity for more than two decades. My mom’s a doctor, but because she came from India and then Africa, where childhood obesity was not a problem, she put no premium on having skinny kids. In fact, she and my dad didn’t mind having a chubby daughter. Part of me wonders if it even made them feel a little prosperous, like Have you seen our overweight Indian child? Do you know how statistically rare this is? It will then not come as a surprise to you that I’ve never been thin in my life—except the day I was born, when I was six pounds. It’s a small point of pride that I was a six-pound baby, because from my limited under
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From the Publisher

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck&ndash;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 &ldquo;Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I&rsquo;ll shut up about it?&rdquo;
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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&rsquo;ve come to the right book, mostly!
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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&mdash;not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.




From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

MINDY KALING is an Emmy-nominated writer and actress on NBC''s The Office. She is also the creator and star of a new show, FOX''s The Mindy Project. You can find her on Twitter (@mindykaling), or at her desk pretending to be writing a screenplay but actually online shopping with a memorized credit card number. She resides in Los Angeles. Her billing zip code is 90067


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

&ldquo;She&rsquo;s like Tina Fey&rsquo;s cool little sister. Or perhaps&hellip; the next Nora Ephron.&rdquo; &mdash;The New York Times
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&ldquo;The fashion opinions of Kelly Kapoor mixed with a Miss Manners-esque advice column.&rdquo; &mdash;EW.com
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&ldquo;If you love Kelly and think the three minutes or so allotted her on episodes of The Office are too few, you can take home Mindy.&rdquo; &mdash;The New Yorker
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&ldquo;Is anyone else kind of sold on the genius title alone?&rdquo; &mdash;Nylon

&ldquo;Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is hilarious and relatable&mdash;just like Kaling&rsquo;s classic Tweets.&rdquo; &mdash;Ladies Home Journal


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