Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) [Audiobook Review]

Title: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)
Author: Mindy Kaling
Narrators: Mindy Kaling
Genre: Memoir; Humor
Pages: 240
Audio: 4.6 hours
Year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Audio
Source: Audible
Rating: 4.5/5


Mindy Kaling, best known in her role as writer and actor on The Office, offers a refreshing perspective on life. In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me, Kaling talks about her life, her family, and her career, as well as sharing her thoughts on random matters like the funniest moments in comedy and the list of things her character Kelly Kapoor would do that she would not.

The thing I liked the most was how real Kaling seems. She doesn’t hide behind any type of Hollywood glamour. She worked hard to get where she is and doesn’t seem to have lost any of herself along the way. I kind of just want to hang out with her (and I also want to hang out with Amy Poehler even more than I did before Kaling described how awesome she is).

This book will naturally be compared to Tina Fey’s Bossypants, but I think Kaling holds her own even in that comparison. This book is entertaining, smart, and funny. I only wish it were twice as long.

Audiobook Thoughts:

Mindy Kaling narrates this herself. That’s really all I need to say. Fabulous audio production.

Others’ Thoughts: Anna Reads; Book-A-Rama; The 3R’s Blog; Reeder Reads

Buy It Now: IndieBound

4 thoughts on “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) [Audiobook Review]

  1. Jenny January 23, 2012 / 7:57 am

    I should have listened to this on audio. I read it and still need to write my review but I was a little disappointed and now I really don’t remember that much about it.


  2. zibilee January 23, 2012 / 11:33 am

    I’m not really all that familiar with this actress, as I don’t watch much T.V. any more, but I do like audiobooks that are irreverent and funny, and can imagine that I would really enjoy this one. I am glad to see that you had a good time with it and will perhaps have to see if I can sample a bit of the audio over at my favorite audio site. Great review today!


  3. Alison's Book Marks June 25, 2012 / 9:57 am

    Oh, I ended up here from your Audiobook flow chart, and I am SO excited. Your flowchart is magical!!


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