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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

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Mindy Kaling, Michael Schur, B. J. Novak, Brenda Withers

4 Hours 37 Minutes

Random House (Audio)

November 2011

Audio Book Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  In this hilarious instant classic, the creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood.

“[Kaling is] like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps . . . the next Nora Ephron.”—The New York Times
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!
With several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? proves that 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.
Praise for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

“Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?”—Glamour

“Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mindy Kaling? . . . [Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?] is like a mash note to comedy nerds.”—Time Out New York

“Very funny.”—Boston Globe

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  • Julie Storesund

    My expectations for this book were very high. So, even though I enjoyed it a lot, it didn't quite live up to what I was expecting.

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  • Dianna Scott

    I loved this book. I think Mindy is a genius. No, not just because of this book!... Her work on a whole is amazing. She nails it everytime; without beating you over the head with it. If you get her fine. If not; next! However, I must disagree with her. As much as I love Tina Fey; Mindy's comedy style surpasses hers. Mindy doesn't feel the need to help you get the joke. She's more organic. Thanks Mindy. :-) Dianna Scott~

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  • Nada Jarc

    Nice book and excellent narration, but since I'm not a huge fan, the whole biografy wasn't that interesting.

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  • Brandi Escobar

    This book is easy to listen to, in a way where you have an interesting friend and you are catching up on life...except, your friend likes to talk and you like to listen. I enjoyed listening to this book on my way in to work, or while going on my 5-mile runs. Her narrating is truly captivating and her antidotes are awe inspiring and remarkable. After listening to this book I checked out her 2nd book and started listening to Amy Poehler YES PLEASE. I respect and enjoy that Ms Kaling and Ms Poehler are narrating.

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  • Kaitlin Madden

    I love Mindy but was expecting a little bit more. Some tangents lost me but overall I would recommend. It's such a quick, relatable and easy listen.

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  • Amber Blaquiere

    Loved this book! Mindy is hilarious and helped pass the time at the gym :)

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  • Michelle Caicedo

    I am a huge fan of Mindy and have been trying to get my hands on this book. I'm glad I chose to download because it allowed me to finally listen to the book all my friends have been raving about.

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  • Siobhan O\'Hagan

    I've always liked Mindy Kaling from her TV projects but after this book, I love her. She is very funny and self-depricating and the book made my long commute to work fly by. I would definitely recommend this audio book to anyone with a pulse and two ears.

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  • Aranna Van Loggerenberg

    A real fun listen. Definitely reads like a fun girly magazine. Thank you for your story Mindy. Xxxx

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  • Colleen Watson

    Love this!! Such a great book. It went by way too fast

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