|From the Publisher:
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?? From the Hardcover edition.
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!
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. 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.
Mindy Kaling is most widely known for playing "Kelly Kapoor" on television show THE OFFICE, but she has enjoyed a prolific career behind the scenes as a comedy writer since her graduation from Dartmouth in 2001. Her essays--describing her journey from college campus wunderkind to lowly intern to writer/producer to television star--feature the intelligent, self-deprecating but empowered humor that fans have come to love. In addition to telling her life story (so far), she riffs on screenwriting, fashion, living in New York City, favorite comedy moments, her own distractibility, and her funny cadre of friends.
"Reading her words is like listening to a likably gabby friend chatter happily over generously poured glasses of red wine: What she says is entertaining and makes you want to be her BFF, but some of the details will fade as quickly as those tannins leave the tongue."
- Jen Chaney