Tuesday, November 10, 2015

'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me' Review

It's no secret that I'm a total book worm. I truly love all types of books and feel as though they each have a different time for the spotlight on my reading list. Lately, I've been really into humorous books. After reading Bossypants by Tina Fey (review here), I knew I wanted to try my hand at another celeb-written book. Mindy Kaling definitely did not disappoint!
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me Review
When I purchased this book, I had the most awkward conversation with my cashier at Target. She looked at the book, then gazed up at me, and then looked back at the book before ringing it up. Unassumingly, I asked "Have you heard of this book? It's supposed to be hilarious." She responded "No, but I'm curious how a self help book is funny." I politely told her that it was written by a comedian and that the title was satire, but her judgement had already been cast on me. I do hope she eventually reads the book- and realizes that what it was actually about to avoid more uncomfortable conversations.

Anywho, this book was totally worth the uncomfortable encounter! 'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me' is well written and a light read. Mindy is totally candid throughout the book, sharing stories from her childhood and years of early fame. This book was a pleasant outlet for me during a busy time at work and was just full of laughs. The book fell perfectly in line with my humor. I mean, laugh out loud awkwardly in public places funny-to-me. Before reading this book, I didn't know much about Mindy other than the fact that I thought she was funny. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way, but I've officially decided that Mindy and I should be best friends. Life couldn't be boring with a gem like that around you. I'm super excited to jump into her next book ASAP!

I would recommend this book for travel, or as an option to unwind at the end of the day. There isn't a true plot, it's more based around a timeline, so you don't need to feel pressured to start it when you can read all the way through. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 

Have you read this book before? What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for what I should read next?


  1. Your conversation with the cashier sounds too funny!! Some people, haha. I keep hearing great things about Mindy Kaling's books!!

    xoxo A

  2. I have really been wanting to check out this book, but really wasn't sure what it was like. So glad you wrote this, now I can't wait to get my hands on it!


  3. I have heard good things about this book and have been wanting to read it.
    Once I sift through my mountain of books, I will definitely be picking this one up.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  4. That's so cool that she shares personal stories throughout the book. I always like to hear about the "other side" of stars lives .. makes them feel more down to earth.

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  5. I am OBSESSED with this book! I've already forced all of my friends and co-workers to read it! Her second book, Why Not Me, is just as good. Totally recommend it!


  6. That's so funny! I've heard great things about this book, I love to read too, so I will have to check it out!
    xo, claudia

  7. I've never been super into Mindy but it is just because I don't know about her, I know if I watched her show or read her book I would probably fall in love. I've heard so many great things about her and I love light fun reads!

  8. I love this book so much. I read it last summer and it was a great pool side read. I can't wait to get a hold of her new book, it's been on my Amazon wish list since it first appeared as a pre-order. I'm currently reading Aliza Licht's Leave Your Mark. She's the Senior Vice Pres. of PR for DKNY and the book is all about career advice and working social media to your advantage. I'm only a little way through and already highly recommend it. xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  9. Your conversation with the cashier is such an odd one! I hope she reads the book too! I haven't read it but its on my list :)


  10. I've never read it but it looks great!

  11. Thank you for the review!! I have wanted to buy this book as I just discovered The Mindy Project on Hulu and became immediately obsessed. I am OBSESSED. After reading your review, I am heading over to Amazon to pick it up immediately!

    xo Ashley

  12. I keep hearing about this book, too! Your interactions with the cashier sound hilarious though!
    with southern grace,

  13. Hahaha how awkward!! I hate situations like that. Love your review!! I want to read it so bad!

    Sara Kate Styling

  14. I would love to read this book! Your review has definitely enticed me!

  15. I love Mindy and I really love her books! She is so darn funny I literally cannot make it through without dying laughing!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  16. Yikes! That cashier though. I'm excited about reading this book soon; light, funny reads are my totally my thing. Great review!

    xo Alexis // www.amediamaven.com

  17. I have heard nothing but great things about this book. I recently finished Lena Dunham's so Mindy's and Amy Poehler's are next in line! Have you read Amy's? x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

  18. Haha, oh my goodness! I feel like I am always having awkward conversations with cashiers. (Maybe I should re-evaluate my shopping habits?) I'm definitely intrigued by this book. I'll have to stop by the library on my way home :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  19. Yes yes yes! I adore this book, and I need to read her new one asap!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

  20. LOVE this book and all things Mindy! Reading her second one as we speak... she's full of insightful commentary and funny quips as per usual!

  21. This is literally one of my favorite books. It's by far my favorite celeb memoir. Mindy Kaling is my spirit animal.

  22. This is absolutely one of my favorite books, and I really need to read it again :]

    ​​xx katie // A Touch of Teal

  23. This on my Christmas list along with 'Yes Please' by Amy Pohler!


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