Thursday, March 30, 2017

Week 12 Prompt

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By: Mindy Kaling

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Where is the book on the narrative continuum?
This book is highly narrative.

What is the subject of the book?
Kaling uses personal experience and humor in order to tell stories about her life and give advice to others.

What type of book is it?
Nonfiction, Humor and Entertainment, essays about life

What is the pacing of the book?
This book reads very quickly, but the pace is slower.

Describe the characters of the book.
The character in the book is Mindy Kaling, who is an actress and comedienne. She is intelligent, funny and relatable. There are many of her friends and coworkers mentioned throughout the book as well. 

How does the story feel?
Uplifting, comical, entertaining.

What is the intent of the author?
To entertain readers with personal stories and to give funny advice.

Does the language matter?
Not much, she references pop culture often though for readers who are unfamiliar with that.

Is the setting important and well described?
The setting is not very important, all readers need to know is that it takes place in the 21st century and mainly in New York and L.A.

Are there details and, if so, of what?
There are not many details, just enough to tell short stories to the reader.She doesn't give very much personal information about herself, and when she does, it's minimal. 

Are there sufficient charts and other graphic materials? Are they useful and clear?
There are pictures of Kaling throughout the book, they are useful in that they are entertaining, relate to her life and allow the reader to see Kaling at different stages of her life and career.

Does the book stress moments of learning, understanding, or experience?
The book mainly focuses on the experiences of Kaling’s life. There are moments of learning and understanding throughout the book, but they are not main factors.

Why would a reader enjoy this book (rank appeal)?
1. Funny              2. Entertaining             3. Relatable


  1. Kate, this book sounds good, especially when you need a lift and some humor in your life. I saw this title when it first came into my library and wondered about it, but I have to admit, I completely forgot about it. I would think that any fan of Kaling and/or the Office would probably love it.

  2. Great prompt response! You do a great job writing informative and concise answers. Full points!