Mindy Kaling Wonders: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Mindy Kaling, best known for her role as Kelly Kapoor on The Office, for which she’s also a writer and producer, shares her observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, and her career—from a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright to a comedy writer and actress. In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? she writes about what she thinks makes a great best friend, what makes a great guy, and what is the perfect amount of fame.


Mindy Kaling

Comments [7]


Loveed her role in The Office. I'm looking forward to hearing more of the audiobook.
You can get it at for pretty cheap.

Nov. 02 2011 01:23 PM
Juliet from Balcony

Could have used less Mindy Kaling and more Maria Tatar.

Nov. 02 2011 01:29 AM
Peter Talbot from Harrison NJ

Thanks for speaking, Mandy!

You are so earnest in your answers to Leonard that I thought he was going to melt.

Nota non bene:
Class clowns are often the most earnest and shy of students in high school: just a bit more desperate to be accepted and loved. They normally do not view themselves as the popular kids that thrive on re-unions to relive past glory later: their memories of school are often suppressed to avoid embarrasment. Point being: the overlooked and the overreaching are not so far apart. . .

Nov. 01 2011 04:16 PM
Sandy from LES

Concerning the format of the show, my question for the writers have always been. Does this "documentary" ever air? I wonder how the characters would react to the footage?

Nov. 01 2011 12:58 PM
pete from uws

what's up with creed? he's so weird.

Nov. 01 2011 12:57 PM

Maybe occasionally funny, definitely insufferable.


Nov. 01 2011 12:52 PM
Brendan from East Village

Please ask Mindy about the collaborative process. She did great cartoons on her own at Dartmouth, she works with Harvard Lampoon writers who are accustomed to bouncing ideas back and forth in a group. What's the team dynamic in the writers' room? Can she gives us a taste of how a joke gets built?

Nov. 01 2011 12:43 PM

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