I’ve been a long time fan of The Office and somehow without even knowing it, I’ve become a huge fan of of Mindy Kaling … aka Kelly Kapoor.
Who would’ve known all those culture-centric jokes in those episodes resonate so well with audiences? I’m sure she’s the one to credit for planking jokes, Twilight posters, and the ridiculousness of Kelly and Ryan’s relationship. And her dancing seriously gets me every time in these two clips: CPR Training and the Dunder Mifflin Theme Song
Anyways. her new book just premiered! I’ve had it on my Amazon Wish List for awhile and I almost forgot about it … until the Blogosphere took over and made sure none of us forgot.
“Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” is sure to be jam-packed with humorous musings and observations from life.
She’s a brilliant writer. That has to be a given since some of best episodes of The Office were penned by her (“The Injury” where Michael steps on a George Foreman Grill, “The Dundies” and “Micheal’s Last Dundies” for memorable awards moments, and “Niagara Falls” where Jim & Pam get married”).
Here’s an excerpt from the book … and I totally agree.
Non-Traumatic Things That Have Made Me Cry
All women love Colin Firth: Mr. Darcy, Mark Darcy, George VI — at this point he could play the Craigslist Killer and people would be like, “Oh my God, the Craigslist Killer has the most boyish smile!” I love Colin Firth in everything, even as the obsessed, miffed, tortured non-Ralph Fiennes husband in The English Patient. But the role that makes me cry is Mark Darcy, from Bridget Jones’s Diary.
When we ﬁrst meet Mark, he’s kind of a, well, dick. He’s arrogant and judgmental and seems to take himself so seriously. But he is secretly wonderful (and not so secretly gorgeous). There is a part in the movie — I’ve seen it six or seven times, and I swear to God, every time I see it coming, I start tearing up in anticipation — when we ﬁrst see that Mark Darcy is not a bad guy. In fact, we see that he is the best guy ever.
Do you guys remember the scene when Bridget is sneaking out of the horrible couples dinner, having humiliated herself in front of all of her “smug marrieds”? And when she’s at the door, Mark stops her and he says, “I like you, very much. Just as you are.”
It’s ridiculous that I love this so much. It’s so simple. It’s not a witty, perfectly phrased, Ephron-y declaration by our charming, neurotic hero. It’s so … plain. But the idea is the most beautiful thing in the world. So, obviously, it makes me cry.
Anyways. Check out her book! And eat some pink cupcakes. I think that would be fitting :)