I love Mindy Kaling. I like the fact that she looks and acts like a normal person and isn’t afraid to make fun of herself. I love her show, The Mindy Project, and I watch it as often as I can. I can even see a lot of similarities between things from her life and things on the show.
I was chomping at the bit to read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me and Other Concerns. It was on my Goodreads list for awhile and I have been plotting to get it since it came out! When Birchbox picked it as a giveaway for their book club, I was ecstatic! I was obsessively checking all the entries and talking to my Birchbox tweeps (twitter friends) about it to see if anyone had heard anything regarding who won. Lo and behold, I won a copy to review!
I had to include the back cover because that photo of Mini Mindy is so cute. It reminds me of when I was a kid and was never asked to sit at the ‘cool’ lunch table.
I can see why it was a New York Times bestseller because it’s hilarious and it really has it’s strong points. However, I just can’t seem to get through it. That’s right. No matter how many times I sit down to read it, it feels never-ending. I don’t know what the problem is. I enjoy it while I’m reading it but it really isn’t one of those ‘can’t put it down’ books. I am going to persevere because it’s not a 400 page novel or anything. Plus, I hate giving up on a book without finishing. So far, I think I would give this book 3 out of 5 stars.
I was recently discussing it with a friend of mine and she said the same thing (without me baiting her, even!). If you aren’t a fan of humorous non-fictional essays, I would skip this one. I would definitely hang out with Mindy, I just wouldn’t want to be her proof-reader.
Have you read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? What did you think?
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of the Birchbox Book Club and Birchbloggers. All opinions and comments are my own. No other compensation was received.