Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Around the Bay Gal Books: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Yes! I do more than listen to music and gossip about celebrities! I actually read a book or two here and there. I picked up this little gem today at Target.
her website is just as funny as her book!

I mean I had to! The title of the book is hilarious within itself!

You may notice the author as Kelly Kapoor from The Office. 
Not only is Mindy Kaling hilariously funny in The Office and the 40 Year Old Virgin...she's also a writer and producer. She's even co-executive producer and writer for several episodes of The Office.
I don't really watch The Office....I don't know why I don't. I mean it's so funny. I just forget when it's on.

One of the things that draw me to Kaling is that she's East-Indian. Yes, that may seem like a silly reason to be drawn to someone so talented....but it makes me proud to see someone from my culture do so well in comedy! It's refreshing to she her in roles where she isn't playing: a taxi driver, seamstress, liquor store owner/clerk, doctor, etc. It's nice to see a desi take on a role that isn't so stereotypical.
About time!

She also kind of reminds me of myself, in the sense that our humor comes from making fun of ourselves!
I think if Mindy and I met....we'd be friends....or at least I'd like to think so!

Here's a little biographical information about Kaling thanks to Mr. Wikipedia:

Kaling was born Vera Chokalingam[1][2] in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Tamil parents from India.[3] Her father, Avu, is an architect and her mother, Swati, is an obstetrician/gynecologist.[4] [5]
She explains that she has been known as Mindy ever since her mother was pregnant with her when her parents were living in Nigeria. They were already planning to move to the U.S. and wanted a "cute American name" for their daughter, and liked the name Mindy from the TV show Mork & Mindy. The name Vera is the name of the "incarnation of a Hindu goddess." [6]
She graduated from Buckingham Browne & Nichols, a private school in Cambridge in 1997. The following year, she entered Dartmouth College, where she was a member of the improvisational comedy troupe "The Dog Day Players" and the a cappella group "The Rockapellas", the creator of the comic strip "Badly Drawn Girl" inThe Dartmouth (the college's mainstream newspaper), as well as writing for the Dartmouth Jack-O-Lantern (the college's humor magazine). She graduated in 2001.[7] In 2003, she portrayed Ben Affleck in a play titled "Matt & Ben", which she also co-wrote with Brenda Withers. The play was named one of Time magazine's "Top Ten Theatrical Events of The Year".

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