Rated Reads

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

by Mindy Kaling

Rated: Moderate

Producer, actress and writer of “The Office” (and star of a new show, “The Mindy Project”) Mindy Kaling sets out to conquer the ultimate challenge: writing a book. She not only succeeds at this task but excels at it. Kaling’s flair for storytelling was a pleasant surprise for me, not knowing what to expect from a Hollywood screenwriter. She provides interesting and endearing anecdotes about her co-stars, describes her struggle to “make it to the top,” and, with classic Kaling style, throws in a few observations about the humor and eccentricities of everyday life.

Kaling is intelligent, witty, and relatable. Most celebrity biographies feel too forced or flamboyant for my taste, but this star feels and talks like a normal person. She is funny all on her own; she doesn’t feel the need to use a lot of swearing or sexual jokes in order to convey her humor. I gained such an appreciation for Kaling through her book and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.

Rated: Moderate. There are a few cuss words, including one use of the “f-word.” She discusses sex one time in the book but includes no details or explicit content — it’s merely her speculations about sex.

— Reviewed by Bailey Tulloch

Bailey Tulloch is a voracious reader and writer who goes to school in Texas and writes for The San Francisco/Sacramento Book Review. She has a reading blog at btbpd.wordpress.com.

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  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
  • by Mindy Kaling
  • Rated: Moderate
  • Genre: Nonfiction
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