Emmy-nominated writer and actress Mindy Kaling (of The Office fame) and curator of a celebrated Twitter feed (@mindykaling), has written a book. It came out yesterday. You may have encountered an excerpt from it in the New Yorker, or seen a cool-looking person reading it on the subway. It's not titled "There Has Ceased to Be a Difference Between My Awake Clothes and My Asleep Clothes" (though that one made the shortlist, according to MK herself). Instead, she settled on Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).
The book features chapters titled "Failing at Everything in the Greatest City on Earth" (about living in NYC), "Contributing Nothing at Saturday Night Live" (self-explanatory), and "Guys Need to Do Almost Nothing to Be Great" (about, among other things, how a well-fitting J.Crew peacoat is a surefire golden ticket for the success train).
Mindy has recorded the audiobook version, and there's nothing more charming then listening to her read her own brilliance. Enjoy a snippet of the audiobook (below) that describes the detailed revenge fantasies that spool freely from her mind while she's jogging.
"She's like Tina Fey's cool little sister. Or perhaps…the next Nora Ephron." - New York Times
"Mindy Kaling doles out neurotic charm and hilarious everywoman musings (from cupcake avoidance to the mysterious appeal of one-night stands." - Elle
"TMI you can curl up with. [A] snort-inducing new memoir." - Cosmo
"Where have you been all our lives, Mindy?" - Glamour