because i really love mindy kaling

anonymous asked:

Top 5 memoirs/autobiographies? also I feel u on the tabs hahah i'm always at the maximum tabs on my phone

Ooh so many! I really enjoy autobiographies by funny women, so both of Mindy Kaling’s, Amy Poehler’s, Amy Schumer’s, Tina Feys, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Dratch, Dawn French’s, Jennifer Saunders etc
As well as Ellen’s wife Portia De Rossi’s autobiography which talks about her mental health journey, I think I liked that a lot because she grew up in my city and mentions a lot of places here that I could visualise (as well as it being a fascinating insight into someone suffering from a severe eating disorder). Finally, Rob Lowe’s ‘Love Life’ was really enjoyable, and I’ve just started both Anna Kendrick and Hannah Hart’s books too ☺️

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The best relationships include best friends who miss each other so much that they have to talk about each other in red carpet interviews.

Mindy at the White House Correspondents Dinner 2014:

Interviewer: “If you could go to Nerd Prom with any celebrity, who would it be?”

Mindy Kaling: “…Well, my best friend, BJ Novak, is really fun to go to these things with because he’s super funny, and he is very politically engaged so he would have been very fun to come with but he’s very busy so…”

BJ at the NYC The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Premiere (with a big stupid grin):

“I love working with Mindy and we’re always trying to do more things together. So…sometimes, we brainstorm ways my character can be on her show or the two of us can do something else together. I’d love to be back on her show." 

You know when an old prewar building in Manhattan is bought by a developer and all the new tenants are cool yuppies, except there’s one old rent-control crone left over from the Depression? And the landlord really wants to evict her but because of tenant rights has to pretend like “No, we love Crelga; she’s so colorful and full of attitude. I love her Depression stories!,” but secretly they are thinking of ways to have her replaced by John Stamos? It was kind of like that. I was Crelga.
—  Mindy Kaling, on how FOX treated her, in Why not me?
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Book: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)
Author: Mindy Kaling
Pages: 222
Rating: ★★★★★ 5/5

Synopsis:

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”
 
Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!
 
In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

My Thoughts:
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” See, this is why I love Mindy Kaling, she just gets me. This book was hysterical. Like had-to-cross-my-legs-because-I-was-laughing-so-hard-I-was-afraid-I’d-pee-my-pants hysterical. I can thank tumblr for introducing me to Mindy. I had seen so many posts about The Mindy Project show and it’s unbelievable sass and cuteness that I was like, “I need this in my life.” From that moment on I was a fan of Mindy’s. She’s just really funny and sarcastic and boy crazy. Yet on the other side she’s actually pretty inspirational and inspiring.  I don’t agree with everything she says, and there were a few times during this book I was uncomfortable (note: I don’t enjoy reading non-fiction or biographies. I always wonder how the real life people/characters feel about what’s been said about them in these biographies. It feels so intrusive and it makes me feel a little bit bad in a way.) but there were other times when Mindy just gets me. She’s just a really relatable person in my opinion. Anywho back to the book. Some parts were kinda dull, like I said I’m not a big fan of biographies and I don’t watch The Office so those parts were kinda ehh, but other parts of the book were hysterical and witty and had me laughing out loud. My two top favorite parts of the books (where I literally had to read them out loud to my family because they were curious as to why I was laughing so hard. FYI I’m the type of person who can’t laugh and talk at the same time so it took like forever to get through it.)

  • When she gets kicked out of work and steals a huge case of bottled water. I’m still laughing at this. (This section actually had a really great message to it as well.)
  • Her fantasy workout where she dreams up revenge scenarios that get her through a workout. They are like out of control revenge situations that would never happen in a million years. For example she day dreams her husband (she’s not even married) slowly dies in her arms after being shot by some gang member and then she because a silent mute assassin. It’s hysterical and in full detail. (Not really a spoiler because this is a blend of multiple fantasies she has listed.)
  • Runner up moment was her eulogy.

While this book isn’t 100% perfect and flawless it was pretty great and made me laugh until I couldn’t breath. If your in the mood for something that will lift your spirits I would recommend this to you.

i love that not only do mindy lahiri and danny castellano make each other better, but it really does seem like mindy kaling and chris messina make each other better, too. mindy talks about how working with chris has improved her acting craft and made her a better actress, and chris didn’t believe he had it in him to be a comedic actor but mindy *did* believe he had it in him because she saw something special and pursued him (erm like maybe sort of similar to the how mindy lahiri pursued friendship with the partially damaged danny) and now he gets to thank her for this amazing role he now finds himself in and watch her “juggle her many hats” and be an altogether amazing professional. television, man. it’s good stuff.