Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: comedienne, actress, obedient child of immigrant professionals, and now, writer.
With a blend of witty confessions and unscientific observations, Mindy writes about everything from being a timid young chubster afraid of her own bike to living the Hollywood life, dating, friendships, and planning her own funeral - all executed with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls.
©2011 Mindy Kaling (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
"Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?" (Glamour)
Amazing throughout, incredibly funny and wise at the same but with a necessary touch of silly. I couldn't put it and can't wait to read the book!
I've decided to be a literary enthusiast and inspired creative who doesn't feel guilty for LISTENING to books. #ItAintCheatingIfYouLoveIt
Overall, I found this book funny, warm, laid-back-easy-listening... at times a little irritating. Her remarks on men and culture were at times quite brash and cringeworthy. Mindy admits that she fails when it comes to making racist jokes...I wholeheartedly agree, and fail to understand why she persisted with it anyway even though she knew it was an epic glitch.
Her honesty made it interesting.
I thought it was well read. I like that she didn't read everything. If an audiobook is more than one hour long, I think it helps to have different narrators drop by occasionally. Nice touch.
I'd say the Mindy project is the TV series of this book.
I love Mindy. I think she's entertaining and inspiring. So when I heard the sound bite of this audio book I was excited.
When I started listening to the book Mindy's animated voice kept my interest- but after a while I realised that I wasn't being stimulated mentally.
This audio story is very safe- it skims the surface, and I feel Mindy has more to her than this. I kinda wish I'd downloaded Lena Dunhams book.
Sorry Mindy- but I wouldn't recommend this
Mindy Kaling is a gifted comic with a lot of skill, but I found this book surprisingly flimsy and vapid. I listened to the whole thing in one go, and it felt fun and also like a bit of a waste of time, like watching a dance movie marathon when you have your period. I don't want to slate her, because I do think she's really funny, but this is a bit like listening to a self-centred fifteen year old monologuing.
Aaaand I didn't want to mention it because hey, be who you are and everything, but her voice is really, really grating after a while.
This book was so funny and witty. Mindy is a fabulous narrator with some great stories to share. I cannot wait to listen to her other book. Smart, fierce, down to earth. She is a brilliant writer and so god damn likeable just like Tina's fey and Amy Poehler. Can't recommend enough.
I love Mindy Kaling so I found this book funny and interesting. Non fans would probably not like it but I loved it and laughed out loud.
"Phoning it in"
Just felt so...read. Might as well just read the book. Take note from Drew Barrymore's Wildflower or anything by Danielle Laporte. Shallow, vapid...sure it's funny but I don't think that's enough.
"want a headache?"
Her voice and manner of speech is absolutely irritating. Just listening to it will give u a huge headache guaranteed. Content wise, half the book are mad ramblings about what the author doesn't like and is not even half funny. Most listeners will end up either confused or not liking the content. I'd definitely recommend to pass on this one. Two hours of this was enough to make me wanna jump out of a window from a very tall skyscraper. Basically this is a four hour meaningless rant. If I wanted to listen to someone, whining and complaining for 4 hours. I'd be listening to my wife.
"A great read for NBC comedy fans! "
For Office fans/ who have followed Kaling's career this is inspiring, heart warming, funny. she has some great things to say about feminism, comedy, writing, work ethic in showbiz and values that can be applied to any field without being preachy AT ALL
I found Mindys book an easy listen and really quite funny. If your a fan of Mindys show get this book.
"Love! Love! Love!"
Yes! I am listening to it for my second time and it is still as funny as the first time!
Tina Fey maybe? Mindy puts everything her way and she is hilarious doing so!
I laughed so hard I cried! On public transport!
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