Samantha Chic: Good Reads: "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling

10.21.2014

Good Reads: "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling


Welcome to Samantha Chic Book Club! I'll be posting book reviews on the 3rd Tuesday of every month and hope you'll join me in discussion in the comments below at 6 p.m. EST.

October: "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)" by Mindy Kaling
As I'm sure most of you are aware, I'm a huge Mindy Kaling fan! But that's actually a pretty recent development. I didn't watch "The Office" when it was on the air so I knew of Mindy, but wasn't a fan.

I got her book "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me" in October 2012 -- before I even started watching The Mindy Project. But I had heard good things about her show, so I thought I'd give it a try.

I liked the book when I first read it, but I didn't love it. Shortly after finishing it though, I caught up on The Mindy Project on Hulu and was hooked.

So, I actually decided to re-read the book recently (with Mindy's voice in my head). It's not a book of advice, but more so a book of essays focused on Mindy's reflections on different events and ideas.

Initially I thought it was a book of advice and was mildly disappointed. But she sets it up well in the beginning, why this isn't:

I'm only marginally qualified to be giving advice at all. My body mass indext is certainly not ideal, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars, because I never have cash on me, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie Sale section.

I don't know about you, but I certainly relate.

Mindy is nothing but relatable throughout the entire book with other perfect gems of wisdom. Overall, I was glad I re-read the book now that I'm a Mindy fan.

What do you think? Tell me in the comments below!

Next month: "Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time" by Rachel Bertsche

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-- The Vacationers by Emma Straub review
-- Eightysixed by Emily Belden review
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-- The House at Riverton by Kate Morton review
-- Gunns Golden Rules by Tim Gunn review

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