One of my new year’s resolutions was to write more blog posts. But as you can probably tell that has not come to fruition. I wrote the post on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in January and just got around to posting it recently. It’s not that I haven’t been reading. I am flying through some great titles. It’s just that I haven’t had time to get the reviews completed in timely manner.
There has been a lot going on in the past couple months. In November I got a new job in the publishing industry and I also found out that my husband and I will be having a baby (I’m due July 19th)!! So it has been a couple of months of craziness. Between the stresses of a new job and the morning sickness, time has been fleeting. But to keep my spirits up I have been reading a lot of fantastic humour in the past couple weeks. One in particular is Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling.
This book is just hilarious! If you’ve seen Mindy as Kelly Kapoor in The Office or as Mindy Lahiri in her new show The Mindy Project then you know what a comical character she plays in these roles and seeing as Mindy Kaling is just such an absolutely talented human being you would know that she was a writer for both shows, so this books will not disappoint. Not that Mindy is like the characters she plays on TV, but she will definitely makes you laugh just as hard.
“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.”
(Source: Jacket Copy)