by Mindy Kaling.
For me, this was a must-buy due to my unsullied appreciation of Kaling’s writing and acting on The Office, as well as her always-amusing tweets. Particularly outstanding sections for me were, Hello, Best Friend Rights and Responsibilities, Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real, All About The Office and Somewhere In Hollywood Someone Is Pitching This Movie.
The book was great. It was no less than expected, but no more either. I had hoped to hear more about The Office (considering the length of time she’s worked on it) than what was given, but Mindy presents everything with such a charming humour that it would be impossible to complain. There is something for everyone, I think, within her readership - whether you want to hear about ‘Matt & Ben’, The Office writer’s room, Rainn Wilson compared to Dwight Schrute, Twitter, women in comedy and the redundancy of that as a topic etc. There’s even a bit of Poehler-love in there from Mindy’s experiences at SNL. I’m pretty sure if you bought this book, you’ll like this book. Plus, just as Mindy says herself - it’s a really quick read (both a good and a bad thing!).
Overall, I would say this book was a seven out of ten! But, it was the perfect start to my 2012 reading! I recommend to fans of The Office, US comedy gals in general and twitter-holics. My guess is, if you liked Tina Fey’s Bossypants, you’ll like this. I relish Mindy’s wit, and I always look forward to her future projects (most substantially, The Low Self Esteem of Lizzie Gillespie).