Ask Mindy Kaling Your Questions (And Vote Too!)

January 24, 2012 | By | Comments (10)

Hi, Bookies:

Happy to tell you that Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? author Mindy Kaling is going to answer some questions from us. I’m going to kick things off by asking these:

• What’s your favorite Kelly Kapoor line, and did you write it?


• It’s probably not uncommon to find a producer who writes or a writer who produces, but a producer who writes and acts on a show? That’s got to be rare. So is The Office the only place you’ll find that?


• What TV shows do you watch for fun?

(Also, this is not a question, but I’m totally putting in my bid to call Mindy’s dream cat pedicure parlor Claws and Effect.)

Ask your questions down in the comments area by 10 a.m. ET this Monday, January 30—which is right around the time that we’ll be announcing the winner of the February book poll. If you haven’t voted yet, pick your favorite by 11:59 p.m. ET on January 29. Here are your choices again:

Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles

November’s near winner chronicling the sophisticated swells of Manhattan circa 1938, and the young Wall Street secretary who finds herself running with their crowd, returns.

The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton

A heartbreakingly brilliant commentary on the cruelties of “polite” 1890s New York society from the woman who, quite literally, wrote the book on the insular, moneyed world she was born into.

The Line of Beauty, by Alan Hollinghurst

Thatcher-era England is the setting for Hollinghurst’s critically acclaimed novel, which juxtaposes straights and gays, the powerful and the weak, high society and the demimonde, beauty and ugliness.

Snobs, by Julian Fellowes

More social scheming across the pond, this courtesy of the man behind Gosford Park and the blockbuster Downton Abbey. In this comedy of manners, Fellowes wickedly observes the British upper class—and the socially ambitious who wish for nothing more than to join their ranks.