New York Times interview with Mindy Kaling

The New York Times’ Curtis Sittenfeld profiles The Office’s Mindy Kaling, including her work in a male-dominated field, her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) (releasing November 1), and of course, her role on The Office. (Including writing details on The Office spoof from the recent Emmys!)

An excerpt:

In 2004, when the producer Greg Daniels was gearing up to adapt “The Office” from the BBC show of the same name — in mock-documentary style, both versions chronicle the lives of unglamorous employees of a paper company — he hired Kaling as a writer-performer, after reading a spec script she wrote. “She’s very original,” he said. “If anything feels phony or lazy or passé, she’ll pounce on it.”

Link: A Long Day at ‘The Office’ With Mindy Kaling


  1. Great article about Mindy. I’m such a fan of hers, and this biographical article just confirms it more. Can’t wait to get her book in November. I think I’ll ask for it for my b-day, which is in November. :-)

  2. Very good article about Mindy Kaling!

    On a linguistic note, her birth surname, Chokalingam, includes the word “lingam”, which is Sanskrit for the phallus!

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