Your votes have been counted! And boy was this one a close one!
7 days of nominations!
7 days of voting!
And now we have a winner for our new book of the month. This book has been on our ballot several times.
Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for July is Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling. Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.
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.
Meet the Author
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer best known for portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC sitcom The Office and creating and starring as Mindy Lahiri in the Fox sitcom The Mindy Project. She is also a co-executive producer, director, and writer of several of the show’s episodes. Mindy also wrote, was executive producer for and directed various episodes of The Office.
Kaling’s notable films include This Is the End, Wreck-It Ralph, and The Five-Year Engagement. Kaling was nominated five consecutive times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series as a producer of The Office. In 2010, she received a nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series with Greg Daniels for the episode, “Niagara”. The next year, she published a humorous memoir, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). In 2013, Entertainment Weekly identified Kaling as one of the “50 Coolest and Most Creative Entertainers” in Hollywood. In the same year, Kaling was recognized by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
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Keep the pages turning.