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

I discovered The Office a couple years ago when I had two weeks to do nothing but watch either TBS reruns or Discovery Health shows. I chose The Office and fell in love with it. I became a devoted fan and started to love each and every person involved in the creation of the show. During all of this, Mindy Kaling in my life came about. So when I saw she had a book, I knew I was going to read it.

She makes observations about the big and the little things in life. She’s able to go from talking about serious things to commentary on how slowly men put on shoes (which, to be honest, is still a bit of a serious issue). It’s refreshing to read a book where I’m smiling nearly the entire way through and find myself wanting to take the author out for a coffee, just to hang out for an hour.

Usually, I feel there is something lost when a comedy writer writes their own story. Somehow, a bit of their voice gets lost in the final product and I end up a little disappointed. Not with this book. I could have easily breezed through this book in a day, but I spent my time reading because it was just too sweet to speed read.

This was a wonderful book that gave me the ability to look at the world with a lighter view. It wasn’t stop-drop-and-roll hilarious, but it was funny in a unique way. It was a bit quirky, but a lot sweet and I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a read that will lift you up and make you feel good.

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