Brenda I am 12 and i have watched almost all of the Mindy project, so i am familiar with Mindy. I am reading this book and enjoying it, but maybe for no. From the author of the beloved New York Times bestselling book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and the creator and star of The Mindy Project comes a . Mindy Kaling is an actor, writer, producer, and director. She currently stars in the Hulu original comedy series "The Mindy Project," which she also writes and.
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Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating. Medium, Stand-up, television, film, books. Genres · satire, improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, stand-up comedy. Subject(s), American culture, pop culture. Website, medical-site.info Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, ), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an . Her second book, Why Not Me?, covers the many events that have. 11 hours ago Mindy Kaling's new essay collection to detail being a single mom, working .. books, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me" and "Why Not Me,".
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Is there anyone who could give me a semi-detailed review of content that may be seen as inappropriate? Such as language, sexual content, etc.? Ariana The thing I liked about this book was that it wasn't laden with swearing and sex, like I feel most of these types of books are. There were a couple …more The thing I liked about this book was that it wasn't laden with swearing and sex, like I feel most of these types of books are. There were a couple references to sex: She also talks about her confusion over the word "hook-ups" and is confused about what that means and how its different for each person.
I don't think there was a single swear word in the book which I was really happy about. I feel that a lot of comedians rely on using the f-word as often as they can in their writing and it just feels like a lame cop-out to me.
If you're interested in screening the passages about sex I was referring to, in the hard cover version it spans from pages Brenda I am 12 and i have watched almost all of the Mindy project, so i am familiar with Mindy.
I am reading this book and enjoying it, but maybe for no one …more I am 12 and i have watched almost all of the Mindy project, so i am familiar with Mindy. I am reading this book and enjoying it, but maybe for no one under the age of Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details.
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Dec 13, Catie rated it liked it Recommended to Catie by: She cites Sarah Silverman and Dave Chappelle as examples. But, here is what she can get away with: I kind of wish that Mindy Kaling were my best friend. Then she would plop down on your couch and make absolutely no complaints when you wanted to watch a Say Yes to the Dress marathon. He wants to have sex with you no matter how pudgy you are. I am the only person besides your mom who has the right and responsibility to tell you that.
An all-girl remake of Ghostbusters?!! I would totally go and see that, especially if they cast female comedians in all the main roles. Well done! Call me later! And I may or may not have seen Glitter more than once, possibly not even to make fun of it. View all 24 comments. Apr 06, Shannon Lee rated it did not like it.
Audiobooks can be dangerous. During a recent road trip in which I listened to this audiobook, I had plenty of time to consider the pros and cons of vehicular suicide. I would be relieved of Mindy Kaling's screechy voice and vacuous musings forever. I would never again be able to eat cheese.
My instinct for survival prevailed. I suffered through this book in its entirety, so that I would be able to write a justifiably flaming review. Kaling's book follows a painfully predicta Audiobooks can be dangerous. Kaling's book follows a painfully predictable formula: At this point, Ms.
Kaling should have let well enough alone, but she persists. What follows is a number of lists, the most painful of which includes a play-by-play of Will Ferrell movie moments, and a series of musings on how men are different from women. When she began her chapter describing how "men tie their shoes slowly" I veered towards a tree. Thankfully, it was a brief chapter. Sitcom writer Ms. Kaling may be. Compelling author she is not. Shame on her editors for green-lighting this piece of fluff and cluttering up the bookshelves and minds of unassuming readers.
Shame on her audiobook supervisors for not correcting her when she mispronounced the name "Nguyen. But my, how therapeutic writing this review has been.
Almost as therapeutic as laughing is said to be. View all 40 comments. Dec 24, Jessi rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have trouble writing a review for a book I love. I feel I just wont do it justice. Mindy makes hilarious observations in numerous essays that fill this joy of a book. Instead of trying to articulate what this is and what I find funny I thought I would grab some random quotes as a recommendation.
This quality has made me a needy and theatrical friend, but has given me a spectacularly dramatic emotional life. It works out. Oh yeah, life goes on, long after the thrill of living is gone. Are you kidding me? The thrill of living was high school?
Come on, Mr. Cougar Mellancamp. Get a life. They help each other study for the SATs and different AP courses, and then after months of studying, and mountains of flashcards, they kiss chastely upon hearing the news that they both got into their top college choices. So final thoughts YEP! View all 11 comments. This was exactly what it wanted to be. It felt like sitting in an LA coffee shop and chatting with Mindy for a few hours, hearing a bunch of funny anecdotes, and getting to know her a little better.
What did I like?
I liked the conversational tone, the funny stories, the pictures, learning about her climb to becoming a comedy writer, some insightful moments, the emphasis on family, her love of comedy and creation, and her all round positive and "be a good person" attitude. What didn't I like? The This was exactly what it wanted to be.
The conversational tone could sometimes be too conversational, and so it sometimes felt too casual and more like a blog post or super long tweet rather than a book. Other than a few insightful moments, I didn't feel enough powerful moments. And that's okay, I don't think this book was trying to achieve that, but I like themes and messages and I didn't feel like any strong stances were really taken about anything. It was lovely, I flew through it in a few hours, and right afterwards downloaded Season 3 of the Mindy Project because this book really made me like her more, and really understand her motives and love for comedy!
View all 4 comments. Dec 28, Nat rated it really liked it Shelves: I made the mistake of thinking I would read only one essay of this book before going to bed I stayed up till 3am to finish the whole thing in one sitting. It's been so long since this has happened, especially going into it not even expecting to finish one essay. But Kaling has one of the most conversational, delightful and funniest voices in writing. This book was simply fun, and I unexpectedly learned a lot about various I made the mistake of thinking I would read only one essay of this book before going to bed This book was simply fun, and I unexpectedly learned a lot about various topics such as: Which is why the title essay was one my favorites: For some reason, I immediately thought about how my parents had always been especially fond of Mavis, and here was this moment when I understood exactly why: It felt so good to realize how smart my parents had been all along.
It just is. I really loved their friendship and was even genuinely upset when they lost contact in college. I hope she wonders about me too.
Day Jobs I laughed out loud multiple times during this, but particularly when she talked about babysitting for some rich parents and eating a lot of their kid-friendly food: One evening after her bath, Haley pulled me aside, wracked with guilt: Bribes and boy bands.
And I was not disappointed, especially when she made an actual list of what Kelly and her have in common: I can get a little theatrical. Also, this: Steve Carell is a very nice guy.
His niceness manifests itself mostly in the fact that he never complains. Because this is practically the script for Ghostbusters that came out in Like, four normal, plucky women living in New York City searching for Mr.
Right and trying to find jobs—but who also bust ghosts. I know the demographic for Ghostbusters is teenage boys, and I know they would kill themselves if two ghostbusters had a makeover at Sephora. But real talk, I was really enjoying my time spent reading this book. Kaling had me laughing out loud in the middle of night, which I will always appreciate.
I have little to no interest in someone dictating for nearly 50 pages what guys, especially Jewish guys I nearly put the book down after that , or even married people should or shouldn't do.
So I started skimming the essays after I reached that part.
I also found that the following parts had lost almost all of Kaling's humor that I found so damn charming in the first part I mean, I stayed up till 3am for it. So in order to recover my love, I'll just try to forget that those parts were included in this book, and focus instead on all that I loved and mentioned beforehand in my review.
And so I'm more than willing to pick up her next book, Why Not Me? I'm an site Affiliate. I'll make a small commission! download a Coffee for nat bookspoils with Ko-fi. Oct 07, Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it Shelves: This was such a joy to listen to! I definitely recommend the audiobook. View all 3 comments. Nov 07, traci rated it liked it. View all 5 comments.
Feb 06, Clumsy Storyteller rated it really liked it. This Audiobook was totally worth my time: D she is amazing and funny , Especially her high school bullying stories.
Nov 13, V. Briceland rated it really liked it. A quick warning about an otherwise good book: It's a shame, because the first two-thirds of Kaling's effort is an A quick warning about an otherwise good book: It's a shame, because the first two-thirds of Kaling's effort is an engaging memoir chronicling a thoroughly conventional upbringing and an unlikely rise to notoriety and television scripting fame.
Her circuitous route to her career is both affable and a fun read—which makes it all the more disappointing that once she reaches the heights at NBC, the rest of the book sputters out when it has nowhere to go. It seems unfairly reductive that the memoir will inevitably undergo comparisons with her same-network compatriot Tiny Fey's Bossypants.
I found Kaling's effort the more charming of the two, and the less labored. Jan 03, Shayantani Das rated it it was ok. TV and I are not best friends. Hindi sitcoms are royally crappy and wildly unrealistic, news channels seem mostly concerned with celebrity gossip, even channels like Discovery and National Geography have been commercialized.
So basically, I and TV have had minimal interaction in the past years. Point is, as a result of the aforementioned facts, almost all the numerous countless culture reference sounded like Blah Blah Blah to my ears.
Mindy would go "remember that scene " And I would go No offence, I am glad people finally understood the futility of presenting accessories, still, from next time; I am giving all the members of my huge extended family a list of all the books they can download for me even if it makes me seem pathetic and gift hungry.
So for people who are normal, especially those from the 90's or who watch the office, check out this book. There are parts like when she describes her view on one night stand or muses about cat manicure shop after she becomes a trophy wife that were especially hilarious! Don't expect Mindy to be Rofl level funny though.
There are max 3 to 4 Lol moments in this rather lengthy book. If you are familiar with David Sedaris's work, you would especially disappointed. View all 9 comments. Jan 11, Nicole rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ok, I officially have a girl crush on Mindy Kaling. She is just so cool. I love the fact that she is completely honest about all her failings and even embraces them. This would definitely be the type of person I would want to be friends with. This book was extremely funny and a light, easy read.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh. By far m Ok, I officially have a girl crush on Mindy Kaling.
By far my absolute favorite part of this book, however, was when she talks about one night stands and how she can never have them, not because they are sleazy, but because she is afraid of getting murdered.
This so reminds me of myself. When my boyfriend, Keith, and I were dating for about 5 or 6 months, we decided to go on a trip to Oklahoma together for the weekend to see a Linkin Park concert, definitely not because we thought Oklahoma was cool As we are leaving town, I'm thinking to myself: He finds girls, dates them for 5 or 6 months, plans a trip out of state with them to "see a concert" and murders them?
What if he murders me? I don't want to be buried in Oklahoma!!! So, I kind of freaked out a little bit and immediately texted everyone in my phone to tell them where I was going and that if they didn't hear back from me by Sunday it was because Keith had murdered me and left my body in Oklahoma.
I know it seems kind of paranoid, but you know, one day, I'm going to get murdered and dumped in Oklahoma and all my friends and family will not only know who did it, but where my body is. I'm just saying, Mindy Kaling is a smart girl.
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