Sitzbook Review: “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling

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Today we’re back with another fast quote/review of a book, and this time it’s fromĀ Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” by Mindy Kaling. On the whole, I enjoyed the book, but it didn’t necessarily light a fire under my butt. It was enjoyable and had some good stories, though.

I particularly liked this quote in which she talks about the lessons that her parents taught her:

“Lessons? When I was a kid, my parents smartly raised us to keep quiet, be respectful to older people, and generally not question adults all that much. I think that’s because they were assuming that 99 percent of the time, we’d be interacting with worthy, smart adults, like my aunts and uncles; my teachers; my ancient and knowledgeable piano instructor, Mrs. Brewster; and police officers. They didn’t ever tell me, ‘Sometimes you will meet idiots who are technically adults and authority figures. You don’t have to do what they say. You can calmly say, “Can I first call my mom and ask if I have to do this, please?”‘

Thanks again for reading, and stay tuned for more!

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