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Hello book worms! I’m excited to hear what you thought about our May book selection: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). Did you get a chance to read it? I gave it a 2/5 stars. I struggled to get through it. I’ve got 3 questions below, and Lisa’s got 3 as well over on her blog. Feel free to discuss any or all of the questions in the comment section or link-up your post at the bottom. Lisa and I are sharing the same link-up, so you don’t have to enter on both blogs. The linky will close in a week. Alright, let’s get started!
I honestly like Mindy less after reading her memoir. She appears to have double standards in my opinion. One chapter she would talk about being proud of her ethnicity/body image/gender/acceptance towards others while the next she’d be very materialistic/self absorbed. Those are my honest opinions are I hope you didn’t get that impression of her. And now, for the discussion. Before I begin, I’ll remind you that there may be spoilers ahead. Also, feel free to use my questions as jumping points. Ask your own questions and start your own discussions.
1. To what do you attribute Mindy’s success in Hollywood? Her passion? Her ambition? Pure Talent? Luck? I attribute Mindy’s luck to her ambition of wanting to be a woman comedian in a very very difficult field. Mindy got a good education and knew how to network with people to get to where she wanted to be (plus a ton of hard work and rejection.)
2. A lot of Mindy’s humor is self-deprecating. Do you think she is too hard on herself? If so, does that perhaps speak to the pressure of celebrity? I don’t believe her self-deprecating humor is due to the pressures of being a celebrity. I think she has always had negative thoughts about herself and humor is how she copes with her thoughts and feelings.
3. What parts did you find most relatable? I’m not sure if I related to much of her story. I’ve not been in most of the situations that Mindy has experienced in her life. I slightly related to knowing the love her parents have for her in doing whatever they could to have a happy/healthy home for their family.
Now, it’s your turn! Answer any or all of the questions in the comment section below. Ask questions of your own. Or, link-up a blog post with your review and/or the answers to these questions. Also be sure to check out Lisa’s discussion questions on her blog. We’re sharing the same linky, so no need to link-up on both blogs. Remember our June selection is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline . It’s not a book I would typically read so I’m excited to see how I like it! We’ll be discussing Ready Player One on July 3rd.