I can’t believe this is my last post! Let me say, I have so enjoyed hosting the coolest book club there is, and I have absolutely adored every chapter of Mindy’s hilarious book. Alas, it is time to wrap up the marvelous Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Here are some closing lists and thoughts.
My top five laughable moments from the chapters we read this week:
1. “And when girls look in your medicine cabinet (which they obviously do within the first five minutes of coming to your place), you’ll look all classily self-restrained because you’ll have only two beauty products. You’re basically a cowboy.”
2. “HOLY **** YOU GUYS, MAY NOT TURN INTO A CRAZY JANE EYRE ATTIC LADY AFTER ALL.”
3. “Men know what they want. Men make concrete plans. Men own alarm clocks. Men sleep on a mattress that isn’t on the floor. Men tip generously.”
4. “I don’t have any real problems with it, except when you’ve done a whole snappy/sexy exit conversation with a guy leaving your place and then he tacks on an extra eight minutes as he puts on his shoes.”
5. “But we forgave her, because when we tried to bring it up, she just started talking about how hot some actor was, and then how much she loved Italian ice, and then how Beyonce should release a country album, and then a bunch of other stuff, and we got tired and just forgot about the whole thing.”
Touching, delightful, and stupendous…. Here are my final thoughts on this book:
1. Mindy’s genuine expression of feelings about family, friendship, marriage, work, etc. has been simply refreshing. The “Non-Traumatic Things That Have Made Me Cry” chapter made me want to cry the entire time, in a good way! I wish more celebrities and public personalities could be as heartfelt and sincere.
2. I think guys everywhere should read this!
3. Mindy wants love and happiness just like we all do. It’s not surprising but it is interesting to read that someone whose life takes place in Hollywood alongside the likes of Steve Carell is still driven by the same things that drive so many of us.
4. If I wrote a book about myself and my thoughts on life, it would have one of the following titles:
• Why “The First Wives Club” Changed My Life in the Fourth Grade (And Other Life-Altering, Media-Related Events)
• Turning Into My Mother (And Not Minding It)
• Champagne Tastes on a Beer Budget
• Living Life Ad-Hawk (Hawk is my boyfriend’s last name, he makes me carefree and happy, so it fits!)
Now it’s time to share yours! My final questions for you are:
1. What did you think of this book?
2. Mindy admires and adores Amy Poehler and Conan O’Brien. Who are your idols?
3. If you wrote a book about your views on life, etc., what would yours be called?
4. If we were able to send questions to Mindy (and believe me, we’re working on it), what would you ask her?
Thank you again for reading along: It’s been wonderful! Mindy, feel free to come hang out with us at Real Simple anytime! Our writers are hilarious and awesome too! McNamara out!