Friday, November 4, 2011

Read this and thank me later

How cool is Mindy Kaling? I used to read her old blog, Things I Bought That I Loved, in the yesteryears of the mid 00s. Back in my non-profit lawyer days, I was so jealous of her Hollywood budget. Girl is damn funny and I definitely bought a few things per her hilarious suggestions. Her book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)" came out a few days ago and I'm already 68% through it (ever since I got a kindle, I no longer think in page numbers). I haven't laughed this much while reading a book since the first time I read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" (David Sedaris, I heart you big).

Seriously folks, if you're looking for a good time, read this book. Even though she's famous and a successful tv writer and actress, it's so easy to relate to her merciless stories about camp horrors and jobless struggles post-college in New York. You feel like you're chatting with her over coffee and cookies as opposed to lying in your bed laughing so hard that your husband gets irrationally angry at you for having such a good time without him. I now want to move to LA and stalk Mindy. We'd totally be besties, assuming she's into a whiny mom and her even more whiny baby.

Check out the recently revived shopping tips section on her website.


  1. Oh my goodness! I love her! I have been wanting this book too. As soon as I finish what I am reading this is the next one on my list. :)

  2. Will totally Kindle this. (Will Kindle become a verb like Google?)

    Also, have you read (and what do you think of) Chelsea Handler's books? I so laughed my ass off at those.


  3. Confession: I already Kindled this and have started reading, and I laughed when I saw Chelsea Handler mentioned in the first few pages. :D Oh, and I cannot read this book without HEARING THE ENTIRE THING IN MINDY KALING'S VOICE OMG

  4. Hah, Jo, I totally know what you mean. I hope you LOVE the book! She's so clever. I have definite writer's envy when reading it. Sadly, I'm going to finish it soon and then have to find other source of humor. Maybe I'll check out the Chelsea Handler books-I haven't read any. Bossypants was also very entertaining.

    Ashley--reading anything good?