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

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  In this hilarious instant classic, the creator of The Mindy Project and Never Have I Ever invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood.

“[Kaling is] like Tina Fey’s cool little sister. Or perhaps . . . the next Nora Ephron.”—The New York Times

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” 
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
With several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?proves that Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.
Praise for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

“Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?”Glamour

“Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Mindy Kaling? . . . [Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?] is like a mash note to comedy nerds.”Time Out New York

“Very funny.”Boston Globe

Book Reviews


LOL funny5 star

I read this on vacation and it's the perfect light read. Mindy is hilarious.55


Funny & cute, but rambling4 star

The book was light and fun, but not deep or meaningful in any way. I appreciated MK's light humor; it was what I needed during a crazy heavy time in my life.45


Hilarious and Honest4 star

I thoroughly enjoyed this book as well as Mindy's new book. She tells interesting personal stories about her childhood, romantic life, and rise to fame. She is that one funny friend we all want to have. Most importantly, she is so real. I definitely recommend this book.45

Alley Dee

Just what I needed5 star

I read this while I was deathly ill (not even kidding about this) and it made me feel a little better. I can't wait to read more from Mindy and to be back to health, so I can actually lol at her jokes. Read it and you'll smile - which is totally worth ten bucks.55


Love this book!4 star

I loved this book! I’m a huge fan of Mindy Kaling ever since I started watching The Mindy Project. The book is equally hilarious. Had a great time reading it and can’t wait to buy her next book!45


Great start then lost charm4 star

I was drawn by the funny beginning. However this book gets less interesting from the middle. I still think it is worth reading since there are not that many Asian best selling authors out there, especially a young woman.45

JP of the bay

Fun Read5 star

I purchased this book to read on a long 14 hour flight. It was so funny and very relatable. She puts on paper what most only think about and wouldn't say out loud. Thoroughly enjoyable read.55


Meh3 star

I wish I hadn't read this book, actually. I like "The Mindy Project" and have a lot of respect for the show that has so many good feminist moments. But this put Mindy Kaling in a different light for me, and now I'm not sure I would want to meet her anymore.35

Rebvecka Rdz

A most read5 star

I loved this book, I felt like she was talking to me directly as my best friend. This is the perfect gift or a twenty-something.55


I ❤️ Mindy4 star

I've been a fan of Mindy Kaling for years and reading her book made me love her even more. I loved reading about her childhood, career start, and other random observations. It's a very funny and endearing read.45

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