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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

(And Other Concerns)
Narrated by: Mindy Kaling
Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

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

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"Hilarious" ( Elle)
"Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?" ( Glamour)

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Always so so funny and easy to listen to!

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!

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Fun but a little insubstantial.

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.

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A Mixed Experience

Would you try another book written by Mindy Kaling or narrated by Mindy Kaling?

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.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Her honesty made it interesting.

What about Mindy Kaling’s performance did you like?

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.

Could you see Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

I'd say the Mindy project is the TV series of this book.

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Great listen!

very easy to get through looking forward to her next one. was able to wizz through quite quickly

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The surface level entertainment

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

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Mindy!

I love Mindy Kaling about a million times more than I did before I read this, and I already loved her a lot.

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Good fun

I love Mindy Kaling and I loved having her tall to me about her life for 4 or so hours

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Funny but random

I enjoyed and laughed at this book but it is a pretty random stream of consciousness!!

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Mindys thoughts

I chose this book after watching The Mindy project (and if you enjoyed this book it is well worth watching!) and thoroughly enjoyed the short dip into Mindys mind. I found most of it very relatable and my only criticism is that I wish it was twice as long.

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Like watching an episode of the Mindy project

Little did this Mindy know she would speak almost everything into existence after finishing this book. The oceans eleven thing? Her own show? come on. If you enjoy the office, Mindy project or ... comedy in general. Pls listen. Only listen when you’re driving if you’re a good multitasker as I legit almost rear-ended someone every morning on the way to work from cracking up and wanting to re-listen to certain parts. Mindy, you’re an international treasure.

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  • Sharn
  • 14-08-16

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.

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  • aditi
  • 15-12-17

Fun n light read

Being a Mindy fan it's hard to dislike the book. it's funny n relatable. Ideal for people who are travelling or commute a distance at work to enjoy a light hearted story.

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  • Sanhita Udaykumar Parab
  • 19-04-16

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

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  • MasterReader
  • 30-05-16

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.

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  • Laura
  • 14-01-15

Easy Listening

I found Mindys book an easy listen and really quite funny. If your a fan of Mindys show get this book.

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  • chelsie
  • 26-05-14

Love! Love! Love!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! I am listening to it for my second time and it is still as funny as the first time!

What other book might you compare Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? to and why?

Tina Fey maybe? Mindy puts everything her way and she is hilarious doing so!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed so hard I cried! On public transport!

Any additional comments?

Buy it!