Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? | Newbery and Beyond

I hate to say it, but (Mindy Kaling is not as funny as Tina Fey).  *Wince*  I hate to say it, because even Mindy herself brings up the inevitable comparison between her memoir and Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which I also recently read, but it’s true.  (At least in my opinion.)

Mindy’s book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) does have its moments.  I especially liked reading about her awkward childhood moments.  However, she’s definitely a more showy personality than Tina Fey, and I just didn’t enjoy reading about her point of view as much (I also think 30 Rock is much funnier than The Office, so there you go.  Judge for yourself).

Halfway through reading this book, I read a review of it on Reading the End in which Jenny said that this book is more suited to a blog (the essays are very short), and I thought, yes!  That’s exactly the way I feel about it!  Not that there’s anything wrong with short chapters, but Mindy’s thoughts were a little more scattered and topic-jumping than I would like for a book.  It wasn’t too bad, but the book just didn’t come together.

Rating: Meh

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