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

June 27, 2015 Uncategorized 10

For my 3rd audiobook to listen to, I chose this one because it was narrated by the author, and I am a huge fan of Mindy Kaling, especially after her show.  This was so much fun to listen to.

The book goes through her family life, growing up, school, college, moving to NYC, getting jobs like on The Office, etc.  To hear her telling it was so much fun.  I have to say as I listened to it, I just knew that I need to be friends with her.  She talked about how she ended up with a friend that they could sit and talk about things and no one else could understand why they did that.  I can totally be the same way, and seem to have different friends for each of the things I want to talk that way about.  A lot of the things she talked about made me think that if you were popular back in school, you might not find the things as relatable and funny as I did.  I loved hearing of her love of food and also being dressed for photo shoots. 

For the most part I agreed with almost all she talked about.  But there were two main things I did not:  chest hair (on men of course), and not taking free cupcakes when offered. 

Not too much more to say without going on and on about every single chapter, so I’ll just share my Goodreads updates as I read it:

If you enjoy a self-deprecating, yet full of self confidence persona, Mindy Kaling is the person to listen to, or read if you have time for the actual book.  I used Scribd again, and still had issues with listening to it in my car.  Probably not going to continue listening with that after my free 30 days.

10 Responses to “Audiobook Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling”

  1. Andrea @ The Overstuffed Bookcase

    I'm just starting to get into audiobooks. I'm a stay-at-home mom so I don't have as much time or opportunity to listen to them as I'd like, but I enjoy them! I know everyone loves Mindy's show and I guess I need to check it out because from your review it sounds like I would really like her show if it's anything like this book! But I'll definitely add this book to my TBR list! Great review!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I'm just starting with them as well. But I'm finding after two misses on my last choices, that I have to like the narrator as well. The show is hilarious, although they cancelled it this year. Supposedly it will be back on Hulu, which means I probably won't be watching it. 🙁 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jaime Lester

    I am such a huge fan of Mindy Kaling. She is smart and beautiful, hilarious. Self-deprecating! I really need to listen to this one!

  3. Diane Coto

    Sounds like a very fun book. I don't know her views or your views on men's chest hair. I like some; not a lot. 🙂
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal – Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

  4. Rhiannon

    I so want to read this book! I'm not a big fan on audio books, but if Mindy is narrating, I may just have to check out the audio version! Your review is another big incentive to get me to check out the audio book.

    • Lisa Mandina

      I haven't been a fan of audio books in the past, but books like this one have made me more into them. You should definitely give it a try!

  5. Olivia-Savannah

    This is not the usual kind of covers that I like, but something about how it looked mde me want to check it out.. And it sounds like the kind of book I would like with all those real life problems. So thanks for introducing it to me. I'll be sure to check it out!

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