Tina Fey

September's Book Club Book: "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" By Mindy Kaling

Is-everyone-hanging-out-with-me.jpg Guest post written by Kate.

"I thoroughly enjoyed Mindy Kaling's first book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? As I read the book, I heard her voice in my head for each and every word. All last year Hulu kept recommending her show to me, and I kept thinking, "I know I am going to love but I really just don't have the time now Hulu!" When all season finales were over for the year in May, I gave in and watched the entire Mindy Project in two days. Similarly, I devoured the book in 72 hours or less. Mindy has a knack for writing, and like her role model Tina Fey, is hilarious and wise at the same time. The book actually reminded me of Tina's Bossypants a lot. It is always interesting to learn how people go from awkward teenagers to Hollywood actors and writers. It is also so refreshing to hear someone talk about mistakes and immature office shenanigans without sugar coating it. Everyone makes mistakes, maybe not everyone has a chance to storm out of a writers meeting and throw a hissy fit, but not everyone gets to work with Steve Carrell either. My only complaint was this- it was too short! I can't wait to read more of her writing in the future."

Stay tuned by more guest posts by Kate, she's pretty darn great! ;)

New Idol: Tina Fey

I just devoured Tina Fey's book "Bossypants" and literally laughed the entire time I read it. ย She has a unique and hilarious storytelling ability that rivals many others. ย But through the whole book, all I kept thinking is "I want to hang out with this lady!".

Favorite quotes from the book: (which I was reading, through laughter tears to my hubby last night while he looked at me like a nut)

From "There's a drunk Midget in my House" - (in reference to parenting, breast feeding, etc.) - "Lesson learned? ย When people say, "You really, really must" do something, it means you don't have to. ย No one ever says, "You really, really must deliver the baby during labor." ย When it's true, it doesn't need to be said." (242)

From "Sarah, Oprah, and Captain Hook, or How to Succeed by Sort of Looking Like Someone" - (in reference to juggling a crazy life and being a mom) - "On September 3, 2008, then governor Palin accepted the vice presidential nomination. ย Around this same time, Oprah formally agreed to be on 30 Rock, and it was determined that my daughter's third birthday party would have a Peter Pan theme. ย Each of these events was equally important in my life." (202)

A good "general mantra" to live by - "Do your thing and don't care if they like it." (145)