Bossy Italian Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

I was really, mondo excited to read this book because I love Mindy Kaling. She is awesome not only because she is a woman, but because she is hilarious in addition to being a great actress. I wanted to delve into the recesses of her mind and know more about everything Mindy Kaling related. Mission accomplished.

This book is not a hard read... so don't worry that Mindy is getting all analytical and going over your head, like say, the Dalai Lama might. She won't. You can read this book in a week,  which is part of it's appeal, and Mindy makes that known in the first few pages.

This midlife magnum opus tells about her rise to writer for The Office, and also everything else... her struggles with weight and body issues (but not in a like, feel sorry for me, kind of way, thank god!), her friendships, her ability to leave parties without saying goodbye, and there are also lots of lists of things she likes, which I just loved. Mindy Kaling is genuinely funny while remaining inspirational, which I think is sort of beautiful.

Most of all, Mindy Kaling is human, and who doesn't like that? [I totally hate when I read books that are clearly written by cylons.]

As a writer, I also really enjoyed this book because I learned that I have had the right idea all along: build yourself some snazzy home office in which you have the best intentions of writing in, and then promptly ditch that room and instead write from the comfort of your bed in your ugliest (least sexy) pair of pajamas. Looks like I am on precisely the right track for becoming a hit writer. Thank you, Mindy, thank you!

Look, if you are a woman and you are looking to read a truly great epic novel, go to the library and check out a copy of Little Women. If you are a woman and you want to relate, laugh, and feel like you are doing something really right in life, then read this book. It will leave you with warm and fuzzies. It will also make you love Mindy Kaling more, as if you really needed an excuse. 

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