I just finished Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) and I immediately regret not reading it slower and savoring it.
I actually bought the book thinking I would read it and then return it because it would only take 2 days to read and honestly I have no money for books. However, I changed my mind. Let me tell you why.
Mindy Kaling (of The Office fame) is witty and charming in a sweet-yet-sarcastic way that I instantly look for in friends because that is my personality, too. (Be jealous.) She can take stories of herself, such as being bullied as a kid, and make it sound like the most interesting case of bullying ever.
In the book Kaling says awesome stuff like
"I really do have a remarkable appetite. I remember when the news reports came out about Michael Phelp's ten-thousand-calorie-a-day diet, and everyone was so shocked. But I just thought, yep, I could do that, no problem."
"Teenage girls, please don't worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I've noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it's so wonderfully fair."
Some of the better stories are not really blurb-able so you will have to read the book for yourself. And if you do decide to read this book, please let me know what you think of it because this is one I am keeping to read a second time. After I let all my friends read it, too.