Thursday, January 29, 2015

mindy kaling on marriage

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guys i know i am late to this party, but i just got around to reading is everyone hanging out without me? by mindy kaling, and i finally get it: she is amazing. i sort of knew that already (i mean she wrote, starred in and produced the office), but i just never really thought about it much...probably because i was too busy watching 30 rock for the millionth time. oops. anyways, mindy is great. i devoured that book and really related to her views on parents (she loves them), friends (a few good ones are better than a bunch of acquaintances) and men (why do they take so long to put their shoes on?).

but the thing i loved the most about this book was her optimistic views on marriage. it's so comforting to hear someone else, and someone in hollywood none the less, admit that they still believe in a good, old fashioned, lasting relationship. she had a passage at the end of her memoir that really had me shouting, yes i totally agree!

"i'm not saying that marriage should always be easy. but we seem to get so gloomily worked up about it these days. in the shakespearean comedies, the wedding is the end and there isn't much indication of what happily ever after will look like day to day. in real life, shouldn't a wedding be an awesome party you throw with your great pal, in the presence of a bunch of your other friends? a great day, for sure, but not the beginning and certainly not the end of your friendship with a person you can't wait to talk about gardening with for the next forty years."

 if you're looking to curl up with a book this weekend, pick it up here. i highly recommend it!

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