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Dec052011

Mindy Kaling Book Signing

If you've checked out my "Links" page, you'll notice that I list them under "Blogs I've Read that I Like"; an ode to Mindy Kaling's "Things I've Bought That I Love", which has since been resurrected into "The Concerns of Mindy Kaling".  Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, you're aware that Mindy, not only an accomplished writer, producer, director and the actress we best know as Kelly Kapoor in The Office, has also recently published a book, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns)."

The book is hilarious, heartfelt and had me bursting out into laughter throughout.  

When Mindy tweeted to the world that she'd be at Harvard Book Store for a reading and signing of her book on Dec 5, she caused the site to crash leaving many of us unable to purchase tickets to the event. 

Taking place at the Brattle Theatre, some of us who were not lucky enough to get tickets, waited in the rush line and as we waited, Mindy strolled by with a smile.  Most of us were rendered speechless by her presence and soon the moment was gone. Then we found out we couldn't get in as the theatre was at capacity with those who had tickets.  Disappointed, most of the people in our line decided to leave.  

Except for the three of us.

I met Sailaja and Torey.  Sailaja had been waiting since 3:20pm and was fuh-reezing.  The three of us decided to wait it out in the hopes that they'd let us in for the book signing part, at least.  

An hour or so later, they did.  

We got to meet her, tell her about our wait in line, tell her about our blogs and got this photo.

I also love that Mindy's holding my card in the photo I took of her, which gives me hope that she may see this post, someday.

Be sure to hop on over to Brown Girl Magazine for a recap from Sailaja's POV.  

Here are the photos from the event.  

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Reader Comments (16)

Thanks much Smita for being my new friend, sticking out the cold, and taking some great snaps :-)

December 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSailaja

I'm so glad you ladies stuck it out in the cold- looks like it was totally worth it! I still need to get her book, but I'm having an inner battle with buying it on the kindle, or ordering the hard copy because its so pretty! Something tells me I will choose the latter.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Q

How amazing...what a special treat. I love her!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClair

Cute photos! Looks like you had a blast.

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

what an experience! glad you got to meet her!!

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime

Those photos are totally awesome:) So cool that you met her:) Muah

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Mieczan

Great pictures. How did you like the book? I may get it on the kindle! She is so pretty :)

December 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNaina @STYLE'N

I'm adding this book on my 'to read' list because of your rave reviews! This sounds like it was a great experience and it's really cool that you got to meet her :)

December 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNnenna

@ Naina, I really liked the book; funny and honest, and exactly how you expect her to be.
@Nnenna, I do recommend it for sure - she's so bubbly in person!

December 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterSmita

How fun! I've been wanting to read her book for a while now. I love her on The Office, and it is definitely on my must read list! I'm glad you were able to meet her!

December 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSarah // Hemenway Street

love her! she's so damn funny.

i'm glad to hear the book is good. the only reason i haven't bought it yet is that i'm hoping santa will leave it under our tree. lol. if not, you better believe i'm treating myself to it!

December 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ A Touch of Lovely

i really want to read her book!! she's so cute, so glad you got to go!!
xx ~ k

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkristina@beancakes ✭

Wow - that must have been an amazing experience! I'm so glad you managed to meet Mindy and even took a photo with her. I hope she will check out your fabulous blog too!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMartina Egli

This is so cool you got to do this and meet Mindy! Looks like such a great experience! Love the picture you got of her with your card too!

December 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShawna

I'm loving this post for so many reasons. First, Mindy Kaling is amazing. Second, I'm so excited that you introduced me to her website. Third, you actually got to meet her! So amazing! Worth the time spent freezing, I'm sure : )

January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

Aww, she's too cute! Thanks for sharing your experience and pictures. I'm pleased as a peach to have discovered your blog

January 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

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