Mindy Kaling – An actress and now… an author!

One of the books I’m really excited to read this fall is Mindy Kaling’s, “Is Everyone Hanging out with Me? (and other concerns)”. Her name might be unfamiliar, but she’s best known for playing the comical (and ditzy) Kelly Kapoor in the show ‘The Office’. She’s not just a character on the show, she’s also a co-executive producer and writer for the show, so needless to say, she’s got a funny bone (or two).

Here is a description about the book from the publishers website:

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 when I heard she was at Book Expo America, I was extremely bummed that I wasn’t present to hear her talk about her new book. However, thanks to the fabulous Book Expo Content website, they shared a clip from her speech and I wanted to share it with all of you! This book will be in stores on November 1, 2011.

http://blip.tv/play/hNRxgr3fdgI.html

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