August 15, 2012

There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling   ★★★★ 

These days everybody seems to be writing a memoir, doesn't matter if you're famous or not, have done nothing interesting with your life or don't really have anything to say. we are supposed to be interested in everyones every thought and we feel like we are entitled to have the same attention. i blame facebook. so i often don't bother with books by familiar faces from tv or movie screens, most of them don't know how to write anyway.

but Mindy Kaling's different, she's funny, witty and has her way with words, after all that's what she has won awards and gotten Emmy nominations for. (if you didn't know, she writes, produces and acts in a show called The Office.)  Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) is a set of essays of Mindys thoughts on her childhood to what makes a great best friend to one night stands and how to make an Irish Exit (don't know what that is? neither did i but i'm definitely gonna use it!). Reading Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? feels like a conversation with a friend, you laugh, agree, feel like shouting That's exactly how i feel! and at some points, might cry a little too. if you're an easy crier like me, or Mindy.

Mindy Kaling is definitely not an other Hollywood-person, trying to convince you what a struggle her life was before all the glamour. Actually, Hollywood life seems a little less glamorous from Mindys point of view, but a heck of a lot more interesting.

“Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.” 


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