Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Book 25 - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I have read a few reviews of "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" by Mindy Kaling and it sounded so great that I had to read it as well. I was pretty excited that the library was able to get it for me in a relatively short time and I greedily read it up in no time at all.

It bears comparison to Tina Fey's "Bossypants" and if I was forced to choose which one I liked more I think I would choose this one. Perhaps it is because as a fellow chubby girl I identify more with Kaling, also we are of a similar age so the stories of her childhood hit a bit closer to home for me.

Reading stories like these, with people who have become successful writers is quite inspirational for me. It also makes me feel ineffectual as I have done little of my own writing with the exception of these reviews. One of the reasons I continue to participate in CBR is to help kick start my inspiration in order to start my own writing again. This book made me feel that I should make more of an effort to write, even if it is just for myself.

But enough of my rambling, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" is a funny, fast read and if you have not already done so, be sure to read it for yourself. It made me smile, and made me cry a bit too (loved Kaling's lists of reasons why she cries, I am a big cryer and it is nice to know I am not the only one).


  1. Sounds good, I'll have to check this one out.

  2. I definitely agree on preferring this to Bossypants. I feel like Mindy was more personal and intimate while Fey still kept the readers at a certain distance which is her right. Still, I would say after reading their books, I want to be Mindy's friend while I feel like Fey would be more of a potential mentor.