Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

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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.

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One comment on “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

  1. I’ve read this book too, and I liked it but felt it could’ve been funnier, as you said. But I do love Mindy’s role in the office. 🙂 xx J

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