Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling
The overarching impression that I left with after reading the book was that Mindy Kaling is a nice Indian girl who makes only appropriate jokes. Sadly, as a result, she is funny in a limited way. Some of ‘The Office’ episodes she wrote may have been laugh out loud funny (I don’t know which ones she penned but it was indeed a hilarious sitcom), but the book is only mildly funny. It starts out strong – her accounting of her childhood is great – but then onwards its chic-lit all the way – funny but only Bridget Jones funny. Somewhere along the line, Mindy lets me know that I am not quite her target audience. But it is still fun to read about an improbable celebrity and her real self. I ended up liking Mindy Kaling, the person, better than the book.
Recommendation: Chic-lit lovers should certainly go for it.