Must Read: ‘Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?’ by Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me

Over the weekend I was having brunch with a friend and the subject of celebrities and TV inevitably came up. I quickly leapt into a passionate outpouring of love for Mindy Kaling, who I’ve been obsessed with ever since I started watching The Mindy Project a few months ago, and my friend asked whether I’d read her book. “Mindy has a book?! How did I not know this?! What’s it called?! Where can I get it?!” was my (over-the-top) immediate reaction.

A trip to Waterstones quickly followed, because I’m impatient and couldn’t possibly have waited for an Amazon delivery (literary emergencies like these make me thankful physical book shops still exist), and I read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? from cover-to-cover within 24 hours. So basically what I’m trying to say is this book is awesome and you need it in your life! It’s perfect summer holiday reading – that’s a promise.

Topics covered in Mindy’s short, humorous essays include Sex and the City-induced anxiety (“Am I supposed to be able to afford Manolo Blahnik shoes? What is Barneys New York?”), being “chubby for life”, and boys. If you already have a girl crush on Mindy you’ll definitely love this book. But if you haven’t been watching her show, and don’t understand what all the fuss is about, this scene illustrating the horror of your boyfriend fitting into your jeans should explain everything…

You can buy Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) online HERE. And also make sure you follow Mindy Kaling on Twitter and Instagram for hilarious selfies and 140-character observations.

What books have you been reading so far this summer? Leave a comment if you have any good recommendations…

  • I’ve got a major girl crush on her too! she’s awesome. And that scene is perfect haha. Can’t wait to read this!

  • I LOVE mindy but nobody else I know likes/watches the mindy project, i’m worried it’s going to be cancelled! DEFINITELY going to be looking into book x

    • cocos_tea_party

      It was renewed for a second season, so I don’t think you need to worry.

      • got the book, read it, loved it. i want her to be my best friend now (even more than before)

  • Wardrobe

    Just saw this pop up on my Facebook TL- had no idea she had a book out. I love the Mindy Project though so will definitely give this a go.

    P.s. she and Dr Castellano totally have to hook up right?

    • cocos_tea_party

      They totally do!

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    LOVED this book! She’s so relatable and funny – Total girl crush!