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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
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Mindy Kaling
“This book will take you two days to read. Did you even see the cover? It’s mostly pink. If you’re reading this book every night for months, something is not right.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“I'm the kind of person who would rather get my hopes up really high and watch them get dashed to pieces than wisely keep my expectations at bay and hope they are exceeded. This quality has made me a needy and theatrical friend, but has given me a spectacularly dramatic emotional life.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“One friend with whom you have a lot in common is better than three with whom you struggle to find things to talk about.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“As my mom has said, when one person is unhappy, it usually means two people are unhappy but that one has not come to terms with it yet.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“I don't want to hear about the endless struggles to keep sex exciting, or the work it takes to plan a date night. I want to hear that you guys watch every episode of The Bachelorette together in secret shame, or that one got the other hooked on Breaking Bad and if either watches it without the other, they're dead meat. I want to see you guys high-five each other like teammates on a recreational softball team you both do for fun.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“In real life, shouldn't a wedding be an awesome party you throw with your great pal, in the presence of a bunch of your other friends? A great day, for sure, but not the beginning and certainly not the end of your friendship with a person you can't wait to talk about gardening with the for the next forty years.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“I simply regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world created therein has different rules than my regular human world.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“I think when men hear that women want a commitment, they think it means commitment to a romantic relationship, but that's not it. It's a commitment to not floating around anywhere. I want a guy who is entrenched in his own life.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“A remarkable thing about me is that the time that elapses between a sad thought and a flood of tears is three or four seconds.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“The Internet also makes it extraordinarily difficult for me to focus. One small break to look up exactly how almond milk is made, and four hours later I'm reading about the Donner Party and texting all my friends: DID YOU GUYS KNOW ABOUT THE DONNER PARTY AND HOW MESSED UP THAT WAS? TEXT ME BACK SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT!”
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tags: humor

Mindy Kaling
“It was through eavesdropping that I learned that you could buy fresh peanut butter at Whole Foods from a machine that grinds it in front of you. I had wasted so much of my life eating stupid old, already-ground peanut butter. So, yeah, I highly recommend a little nosiness once in a while.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
tags: humor

Mindy Kaling
“Albums that remind me of my childhood happiness make me incredibly sad now.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“When I was a kid, my parents smartly raised us to keep quiet, be respectful to older people, and generally not question adults all that much. I think that's because they were assuming that 99 percent of the time, we'd be interacting with worthy, smart adults... They didn't ever tell me 'Sometimes you will meet idiots who are technically adults and authority figures. You don't have to do what they say.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“When smart people are nice, it's always terrifying, because I know they're taking in everything and thinking all kinds of smart and potentially judgmental things.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
tags: humor

Mindy Kaling
“My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“If I’m at a party where I’m not enjoying myself, I will put some cookies in my jacket pocket and leave without saying good-bye.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“For heaven’s sake, if you don’t know someone’s name, just pretend you do. Do that thing everyone else does, where you vaguely say, “Nice to see you!” and make weak eye contact.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“Maybe the point is that any marriage is work, but you may as well pick work that you like.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“You might also see that some of my playlists are simply two songs on repeat fifteen times, like I’m a psycho getting pumped up to murder the president.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Mindy Kaling
“When I have kids I will largely follow how my parents raised me, because, like everyone else on the planet, I think my parents are perfect and so am I. But one thing I will impart to my children is “If you’re scared of something, that isn’t a sign that you have to do it. It probably means you shouldn’t do it. Call Dad or Mom immediately.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?


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12/16/2011
100.0% "Highly entertaining"

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