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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

It's Pretty Much What You'd Expect From Her (In A Good Way), By Mindy Kaling

So, full disclosure: I’m a pretty big Office fan, and I watch The Mindy Project. So, yeah, I like Mindy Kaling’s brand of humor. It’s sort of self-effacing in a girl power-ish kind of way. If you’re not familiar with her work, she’s basically a comedy screenwriter and actress who was on The Office and […]

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

A Suprisingly Funny and Energetic Story Considering It's Basically About A Touchy Recluse, By Maria Semple

I read Where’d You Go, Bernadette? with my book club after being recommended this book by a friend of mine and then my cousin. Apparently Maria Semple’s daughter is my niece’s classmate. Plus they live in Seattle, where the book is set, and my cousin’s husband used to work for Microsoft, which is the employer […]

You Suck! A Love Story

A Little More Count Chocula Than Count Dracula, By Christopher Moore

You Suck: A Love Story , by Christopher Moore, opens in a daringly inauspicious way. “You bitch! You killed me! You suck!” The opening line alone probably disqualifies Moore’s most recent title from being hailed as a great work of literature, but it’s appropriate enough for a story of two lovestruck vampires, their minions, a […]

A Long Way Down

A Humorous Book Touching Upon Some Big Questions, By Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby’s newest novel A Long Way Down, opens on New Year’s Eve at Topper’s House, a 15-story London apartment complex. With the sounds of partiers clinking champagne glasses below, four strangers sneak onto the rooftop to end their lives. With the premise set – four strangers just so happening to want to try jumping […]