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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
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Dec 04, 2013

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bookshelves: autumn-2011
Read from November 11 to 18, 2011

I'm not usually one to read celebrity biographies and/or memoirs, but come on—this is Mindy's book we're talking about here. OF COURSE I was going to read it.

I love how she goes from hilarious to serious and back to hilarious in a very smooth manner. She shamelessly shares her BlackBerry pics with us, tells us about her life before and during The Office (is Rainn Wilson really her frenemy?), and a lot more. Like my friend Meli said, this book was all over the place, which I absolutely think separates it from other books, because you can tell she wrote it all on her own, and stayed true to herself.

There's just one thing that doesn't sit well with me: (view spoiler)

What I usually hate about celeb memoirs is that they just go ahead and talk about boring shit: how bad they had it, but now their lives are amazing blahblahbla, and I'm like, dude, no, I don't want to read about that shit. Not Mindy, though. Nope. She made me feel like we were new best friends and it was her turn to tell me everything about her life before me. Which I'm sure is the way she wanted me (okay, us) to read it.
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Lindsey Lewis Insightful, although I think her line about rape was appropriate given the context - her friend seemingly had no knowledge and/or concern that there are people out there who do rape and murder people. Because Mindy Kaling is a comedian, of course her observation might be a little brash, but I don't think it was slut shaming at all. I think people come from different strokes, like my friends would have one night stands but I never would because it doesn't suit me physically or emotionally.

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