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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) | Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleckimpersonating 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 Doornot so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.
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Madison91
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Such a quick funny read! Can be done in a day, and worth it

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Hannah.Aloysius
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The book is about the author Mindy and it is kind of just a dairy entry where she talks about why she as a kid was secluded and her childhood years. I really loved the book, I was really able to connect with some of the issues she faced when she was in her teenage years and i find it great to look at things from her POV. The book is first person POV and Mindy the author begins to tell us about how much she tried to fit in regardless of some issues

MissYaremcio Nicely done Hannah! I'm glad you liked it! I was just missing the recommendation. 5/6 6mo
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OneCent76
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This is a fun, quick book to read. She talks a little bit about lots of things. I enjoyed hearing her stories.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 329

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

annahenke I thought this one was enjoyable! 1y
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rachelk
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Written in 2011, many fans have already read this but if not, definitely should! Kaling is a witty, self-deprecating essayist and writer of the most hilarious episode of ‘The Office‘ involving a George Foreman mini-grill mishap. Also interesting is that Kaling wanted an all female remake of ‘Ghost Busters‘, even though she predicted there would be a male outcry against it. Maybe her prior work with a television psychic rubbed off?

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rather_be_reading
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Blew thru this one!! Our internet was down at work yesterday and my job revolves around it so I got to read all day!! When I went home, I sat outside and finished it off! She is hilarious!!

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5feet.of.fury I love herrrrr and I loved this book! 😍 2y
rather_be_reading @5feet.of.fury it was hilarious!! 2y
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KimberlyJuracich
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I read this because I love the office. Never seen her own show though. I just couldn‘t with this book. She literally got on my nerves with her lists and I don‘t think our personalities match up.

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maich
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#LovePrevails Missing person day @Eggs

In January I read 11books and a few fairytales. It was a good month for me❤😍

#readingstats

Eggs Great month👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
maich @Eggs ❤❤ 2y
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BeeMagical
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Book 19🎵👂🏻- 5⭐️
I love her 😌 She is so easy to listen to, super relatable - like listening to a good friend!🤍
Can‘t wait to listen to more of her books!

maich I loved this too💕 2y
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kimmypete1
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Audio was great! @maich I‘ll be ready to discuss when you‘re finished!

maich I finish it too. It was a good one (4stars from me). Really like it. 2y
kimmypete1 Same! 4⭐️ I really enjoyed it and would love to sit down and chat with her. Plus I loved that she talked about an all female ghostbusters! ❤️🤣 2y
maich @kimmypete1 I agree. She will be nice person to chat💕 2y
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maich
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#BuddyRead #IsEveryoneHangingOutWithMe #MindyKaling #January2021 #nonfiction #authobiography

This is buddy read for @kimmypete1 and @maich
Be aware that comments contains Spoilers

maich @kimmypete1 I'm on page 60. Will finish it tonight but we can talk about first half of the book. 2y
eanderson I loved this book! Mindy is awesome! 2y
maich I like it for now. It is interesting and easy for read. I like her suggestions for the titles. They are funny😁 It is great to know that she works multiple jobs before became famous. Like a child I was the same as her. I had too much weight and didn't like sports😂 She is a great comedian. 2y
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maich @eanderson I love it too for now😊 2y
kimmypete1 @maich I‘m 40% finished, I will try to finish tonight! 2y
kimmypete1 @maich I‘m also really enjoying it. I appreciate that she‘s had multiple jobs and open about things that did not go as planned. 2y
kimmypete1 And your graphic is gorgeous! 2y
maich @kimmypete1 Thanks💕 2y
AileenRR One of my favorites! 2y
maich @AileenRR ❤❤ 2y
maich @kimmypete1 sorry I was busy the last two days (babysitting my 94yo grandmother) 2y
maich @kimmypete1 What part do you like the most? I liked the first part. And also enjoy reading about copcakes. 2y
maich @kimmypete1 Did you watched The Office? I didn't but I checked trailer on youtube and will probably watch the show too. 2y
maich @kimmypete1 I think that Mindy is a wonderful and open person. She can be encourage woman (and also the book) because she just started doing what she wanted (writing) and she succeed. That is a great motivation. 2y
kimmypete1 @maich I did watch the office! First season wasn‘t as good, just FYI. I didn‘t know she wrote so much of it. 2y
kimmypete1 @maich I think my favorite part was her talking about how she got her start, Especially how no one really felt the office will be anything. 2y
kimmypete1 @maich I also really liked that she seemed so real, not putting on airs. Her lists were great too!! 2y
maich @kimmypete1 I was also surprised how much she wrote. Will try to watch something. I like comedy shows. 2y
maich @kimmypete1 Lists were agreat I agree with you. I found Matt&Ben show on YT. 2y
maich @kimmypete1 You listen an audiobook. I read kindle edition. There were picture from her live in the ebook. I like them. Her office, student room, she writing in bed, she with friends... Has audiobook any special part (sometimes they have some extra pages that are not in the book). 2y
kimmypete1 @maich Nothing special in the audio, in fact I missed out because of the pictures. I requested the ebook from library so I can see the pictures. She did narrate herself and it was fun to listen. 2y
maich @kimmypete1 audiobooks are better if author narrate them. Especially nonfiction. 2y
kimmypete1 @maich I 100% agree. Some of my favorite read by the author audios are Beauty Queens (Libby Bray - fiction) and Yes, Please (Amy Poehler) 2y
maich @kimmypete1 Yes, Please is on my tbr. She worked with Mindy. 2y
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Samm.Ramm
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If you loved The Mindy Project and the silly flippant way that Mindy Kaling writes with in most of her TV shows this is the book for you. If you‘re hoping to find out more about her then you might be disappointed as it stays safely surface level. Quick and easy read

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kimmypete1
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I‘m getting started! @maich

maich Me too. I'll read a few chapters and then I'm goint to sleep. I am in a different time zone. We'll talk tomorrow. 2y
kimmypete1 Oh no rush! Just wanted to let you know I started. :) 2y
maich @kimmypete1 I read 25 pages then my Kindle died (low battery). I'll continue today and post about it. Made a picture for us (just found a new app for graphic pictures and templates).😊 2y
kimmypete1 @maich Awesome! Can‘t wait to see it. 😊 2y
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maich
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#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

1. Cooking, cleaning, reading, playing with daughter and dog...nothing special. I'll started exercising again.
2. Last weekend we were naping, watching movies. And I was also reading. For this weekend if raining stop we have a plan going for a long walk. Maybe I'll cook sometning new. And it will be time to put down christmas decoration.

#LitsyGame #LitsyFun

Cupcake12 @maich The ‘nothing special‘ weekends tend to be my favourite! Our tree is coming down on the 6th. Thank you for playing x 2y
maich @Cupcake12 agree with you😊 2y
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maich
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I am a little late for this. And I am so sorry but forgot who tagged me🙈🙈

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain
1. Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me? by Mindy Kaling
2. Pastels and Jingel Bells by Christine S. Feldman
3. 50books, 3series, more nonfiction and thrillers

#litsygame #litsyfun

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dainarmb
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Things that make Mindy Kaling cry. Swear she could've been writing this book about me. #currentlyreading

dariazeoli I tear up at “Landslide,” too. 2y
dainarmb @dariazeoli I'm not sure I remember that song, but I definitely cry if my mom is crying lmao 😅😭 2y
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dainarmb
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#currentlyreading and relating so hard!

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TGJ
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I laughed out loud a lot so Mindy‘s book did not disappoint. Somewhat of a memoir, Mindy captured the fly on the wall effect while reading. I just love to be a fly on the wall. Great read

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ncsufoxes
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My husband and I just finished watching The Office (finally). I became a little obsessed with wanting to read more by Mindy Kaling, especially after noticing how many episodes she wrote. It was a fun quick book, not the best book I‘ve ever read, but a good mindless book to read at the end of the night.

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Scochrane26
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I read or listened to this several years ago, but I didn‘t remember anything about it. I love Mindy, so I knew I had liked the book. It‘s amusing to listen to her life back in 2011, when Amy Poehler was still married to Will Arnett & Mindy hadn‘t started her show yet. This is a book that will brighten your mood.
Also, I need recs for audiobooks that are 4-6 hours long. I‘m not driving much, so I can‘t finish a longer book right now. Suggestions?

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K.Wielechowski
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I didn‘t know much about Mindy Kaling before listening to this. It had some fun observations of being an awkward adult scattered amongst her anecdotes of her childhood and her working life.

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sarahlandis
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Ummmm I literally didn‘t stop this book until I finished it. Mindy is a comedic goddess and i laughed out loud most of the book. I 100% recommend this book if you like silly lists, down to earth narratives, and hilarious personal takes on just.. life stuff. But I 0% recommend because it will also break your heart when you finish it and have to come to terms with the fact that Mindy is not and will probably never be your best friend in real life.

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Linsy
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Mindy is keeping me laughing while I pack boxes! I read these back when they came out and loved them, but listening to her read them is a whole new experience. I just love her!!! She is so freaking hilarious and smart. 💕 #audiocleaning

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marleed
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What a fun memoir. This world needs more funny people - and more excuses to think about what living in the orbit of The Office was like!

Nute Lovely photo! I heard that this is fun to read! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💗💗 3y
marleed @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nute Oh thank you. I took a pic prior to reading but she likes pretty things so I decided this needed a better pic! 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this one 😊 3y
Scochrane26 I love Mindy Kaling. I may need to re-read this and her other book because I don‘t remember enough about them. I‘m not sure I ever read the other one. 3y
marleed @NeedsMoreBooks @Schochrane I love to read memoirs anew from the library, but I find it‘s equally fun to read older and thrifted memoirs. It‘s interesting to wonder if what they wrote then would still be true for them today. Mindy is a genuinely good and funny person - just a pleasure to read. 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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I thoroughly enjoyed Kaling‘s autobiography for #NFNov. She tackles topics like her childhood, being broke and unemployed, studying at Dartmouth, her immigrant parents, how to be a best friend, her body size and fashion, her hatred for sports and athletics, her selfies on her Blackberry, and directions for her funeral. This was a quick fun read.

Clwojick 6 pt 3y
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Shibbyfruitfly
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It‘s the first of the month so here‘s my reading recap for October. Five of these books were audiobooks. #readingrecap #octoberreads #alltheaudiobooks

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diovival

I'm feeling ready to rejoin this wonderful world of Litsy. I hope at least one wonderful thing has happened to each of you while I've been away.

Nute Welcome back, Dionisia! You‘ve been missed! 3y
diovival Thanks, @Nute! 3y
LeahBergen Hello, again! 👋🏻👋🏻 3y
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Lcsmcat Welcome ack! I hope you‘ve read something wonderful while you were away. 3y
Christine Welcome back! :) 3y
diovival @LeahBergen Hey! 👋🏽 3y
diovival @Lcsmcat Aww! It's been tough to focus. I slow read though and was not disappointed. 3y
diovival @Christine Thanks! 🙂 3y
IamIamIam Hey there!! I was thinking about you the other day!! 😁 Hope all is well!! 3y
MicheleinPhilly 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 Nice to see you again! 3y
diovival @IamIamIam I've been feeling good 😁 3y
diovival @MicheleinPhilly 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 3y
rachelm Welcome back!! 3y
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JulietReads
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Awww 🙂
Steve Carell has so much class.

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JulietReads
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😂👍 I love Mindy Kaling for having the courage to share this with the world. Lol.

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JulietReads
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😂👌

AileenRR This book has become a comfort read for me 💖 3y
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derr.liz
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I'll hang out with you any day, Mindy! 😄

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Amor4Libros
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I‘m swamped with mindless work and audiobooks are helping me get through it. I love Mindy and this book was hilarious! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Brithomas17
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I was given this book to read by a friend and I was hesitant to read it, not that I thought it was bad, it just isn‘t normally my first choice in reading materials. It turned out to be a surprisingly good and fast read.

lynneamch Enjoying it now on audio. 3y
Brithomas17 This would actually be a wonderful book to listen to on audio! 3y
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“Sometimes you just have to put on lipgloss and pretend to be psyched.”

Buechersuechtling After reading the book‘s title, I wanted to read it but it‘s not in my library‘s stock. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
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Mamashep
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Kaling is never not funny so I wasn‘t surprised to have enjoyed this book. It‘s a bit uneven, as are most collections, but when it is good it is poignant, honest, and very, very funny.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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In an effort to be more active, I've tried out my first audiobook. 🍒💥 I tried reading the print version of this book and never ended up finishing it. I love Mindy but it feel flat for me. I thought this book was a much funnier in the audio version, would recommend.

RaimeyGallant Good to know! I was thinking of audiobooking her more recent book. At least I think she has another book... 3y
MicrobeMom Agree! This was a great audio book! It is funny how so books are better in audio and some are worse. I think it is all a matter of who is reading the. 3y
MallenNC Her second book was a lot better, I thought. I bet it would be great on audio. 3y
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Ajessgirl
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I read this when it first came out and loved it. I recently got into audiobooks, and was curious about memoirs / first person books that are narrated by the author. I love Mindy Kahling, so it's no surprise that I loved listening to her narrate her book. It felt like hanging out with with my most hilarious friend.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm am listening to this as well and it is my first ever audio book. I'm finding the audio version of this book much better that the print one. I guess I'm sold on audio books. 😊 3y
Ajessgirl @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I‘m also a recent audio book convert! I am definitely mindful of which books work well on audio (complex plots are best in print form for me) - memoirs and thrillers work well for me. I also like books that are told from different narrators‘ perspectives because there are usually different audiobook narrators for each character. 3y
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MsLeah8417
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🌟🌟

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Vanessa
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I wanted to love this book, or at least really like it. The Boston Globe called it “Very funny” in large font on the back cover. Dammit, Boston.

I still like Mindy Kaling, and I thought her book was fun... just not really funNY.

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MallenNC
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Mindy Kaling and I share a similar concern: is everyone hanging out #withoutme ? Probably, because I'm most likely at home reading. #AMonthofSongs

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I used this book for the prompt too! 👌🏻 3y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I'm not surprised! We think alike pretty often. 3y
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OriginalCyn620
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I ❤️ Mindy Kaling! This book is full of little gems like these! #withoutme #amonthofsongs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 looks cute!! 3y
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inmegslibrary
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Perfect day for reading.

nelehelen Beautiful view! 3y
Daisey Lovely view! 3y
Dragon So lovely! 😀🐉 3y
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gentlepet
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Panpan

i wish i could go back in time, not read this book, & retain the belief that mindy kaling was cool.

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Literaturenut
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this. It was hard for me to tell when she was serious and when she was joking. Disappointing, since this was supposed to be a #funnybook I probably should have anticipated that it wouldn‘t be my kind of humor since I was never a huge fan of The Office.

#13of65 #audiobook

BookNAround I read this one and thought it was boring. Then again, I‘ve never seen The Office so have no idea who she is. That said, I think a good book wouldn‘t require you to already know and like the author to like the book. But I‘ve always been a curmudgeon about famous people memoirs. 4y
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Literaturenut
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When your Libby hold becomes available, you have to switch what you‘re listening to. #currentlylistening

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Verity
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Sunday night reading!

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jfount
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Enjoyed this again!