I finished reading Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) last week. The last page had her “About the Author” and it said she has a twitter. I took to my account and tweeted her.
She favorited my tweet!
Her book is hilarious. I found myself carrying the book with me because I wanted to make sure I told her story right to those I wanted to share it with. Her attitude about life in general is simple and ambitious at the same time. I like that she isn’t out there telling people how to live by her rules, rather she encourages girls and women to follow their own- and not give up.
She might not have said she’s feminist or has a feminist lifestyle, but she really assured my way of being. She talks about her obsession with dieting, her being seen as a role model (her advise to young girls is truly beautiful), and some guy talk. I wish she was my real life friend. She makes me want to go out there in this world and make things happen for myself. She’s truly a smart person.
Here’s why I really enjoyed her book:
-it gives me different insight to what i don’t see in characters she played on TV
-the background work of her success is inspiring
-it reminds me that they are human too
-as a woman of color it makes me proud that she’s made it- and that she’s planning on staying.
-she’s comedy writer. i would have never known.
-she’s not ashamed of who she is and she makes me want to continue to work on myself to reach that point.
-her childhood photos are adorable!
to be honest this post is not turning out how i thought writing this post was going to be like. i wanted it to be more thought provoking with greater analysis. What you got is what’s above.
Catch me watching The Mindy Project. See ya!
- Mindy Kaling Talks Body Image, Being A Role Model And Losing Her Mother, In Parade (huffingtonpost.com)
- Mindy Kaling Responds to Salon’s Republican Accusations: ‘I’m Not, It Is Bewildering!’ (thewrap.com)
- Mindy Kaling’s Home Is Filled With Color, Patterns And Fabulousness. Thank you, Instagram (PHOTOS) (greaterdenver.co)
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling (thebeabibliophile.wordpress.com)