"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are barely able to restrain our enthusiasm for.
My pick this week is Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling due out October 11, 2011 by Crown Archetype.
Comedy's fastest-rising star takes to the page in a book of essays, personal anecdotes, and impassioned pleas.
Multi-hyphenate Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated writer, the actress famous for playing the beloved Kelly Kapoor on The Office, and the author of one of Twitter's most popular and quoted feeds. She is a keen and witty observer of life, romance, and pop culture, whom the New York Times recently called "an entirely original and of-the-moment" performer and Entertainment Weekly deemed “one of the ten funniest actresses in Hollywood.”
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy shares her observations, fears, and opinions about a wide-ranging list of the topics she thinks about the most: from her favorite types of guys (including Sherlock Holmes, NBA players, Aaron Sorkin characters, and 19th-century fictional hunks) to life in the Office writers' room to her leisure pursuit of dieting (“I don’t travel, speak other languages, do crafts, or enjoy sports, but I love reading about new diets”) and how much she loves romantic comedies. Loaded with personal stories and laugh-out-loud philosophies, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is a must-read by one of the most original comedic voices working today.
So, I'm pretty much really waiting for the audio version of this book to come out. If you've read my review of Tina Fey's Bossypants you'll know that I'm a sucker for a comedian reading their own book. And, Mindy Kaling, her of many, many funny and crazy episodes (as a writer) and one-liners (as Kelly) of The Office is sure to be a blast. I can't wait! And for a little something extra here is a behind-the-scenes on the music video of "The Girl Next Door" she directed for The Office.