Things I Bought That I Love: You’re Hanging Out With Mindy, A Mix CD by Samantha Ronson

Here’s a small example of why I’m an extremely lucky person. Besides living in America, having parents who put a premium on higher education, having my health and all of those larger, incredible, very macro Mindy Is Lucky factors, I’m also lucky to have great friends.

In honor of my book coming out last Tuesday, my lovely and busy pal Samantha Ronson made a mix CD in honor of the event. Now, I have a lot of busy friends, but very few are as non-stop travelers as Samantha, who in the same week might be DJ’ing an princess’s sweet sixteen in Kuwait and then jets off to DJ a new swanky club in Las Vegas. Her constant stays in hotels is why she has an encyclopedic knowledge of Law & Order. It’s great.

Months ago, I tweeted I wanted to make a mix in honor of my book, thinking “Hell, I’ll just buy 17 songs on iTunes and burn a couple dozen copies and hand them out at book signings to interested tweens.” Samantha immediately offered to mix it for me. A few weeks before my book came out, she’d call me at 1am or so (this is when she’s at the studio, this is normal for music industry people) and ask me for a few songs. I gave her some cools ones and Samantha said, “Come on, these aren’t real. Tell me your dorky ones that you really love.” Busted but relieved, I confessed my dorkier ones.

Samantha’s mix is amazing. It’s perfect for getting ready for a party, for psyching yourself into working out, and just for having on when you’re cooking a microwave Healthy Choice dinner at 10:30 at night when you come home from work starving (this might be only relatable to me). It’s so much fun. Once burned, my friend Marissa Ross and her boyfriend Ben Blascoe designed these hilarious and funny CD covers.

I love that they made them goofy but cute and still in the theme of my book cover. Aren’t the songs the best? I love that Samantha included one of her new songs on there– it’s so great and makes me feel really special. Now, publishing my book lives in two mediums, which is awesome! Later this month we’ll be giving away copies of the CD, which I might be able to get Samantha to sign.

Now when I become a creaky old lady boring my grandkids with stories of my younger days, I can show them my book and give them a CD, which will likely be a charmingly archaic form of storing music.

Good for: People who wanna dance! And who like my book.



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  1. Hopefully YOU will sign them too! :)

    Would love to win one. Lots of good tracks.

    Andrew | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  2. How do I get a copy of this? It’s amazing! I still burn mix CDs for my friends like it’s 2002, so much more fun that way.

    Erika | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  3. Omg I love everything about this.

    And I want one. Like now.


    Jessica | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  4. 2 Become 1 is the best Spice Girls song. Good choice!

    Rachel | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  5. SO stoked you put that Aaliyah song on there, i love it. Waiting for your book to come from Amazon right now! Cheers

    Brooke | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  6. I want a copy!! soooo cute!!!

    heather | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  7. Oh wow, I would love a copy of this! I especially love the mixture of cheese and straight up party tunes!

    Vanessa | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  8. YES to everything on this mix. Especially the Spice Girls.

    Lauren | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  9. Samantha is a babe!!

    LL | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  10. Mindy-the fact that you have Erotic City on your mix makes me love you forever. And I love you book-it’s brilliant!

    Rachel | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  11. PLEASE make this available for download, since I assume you’re not doing a book signing tour of Australia! (or do a book tour of Aus and bring some with you, either/or is good for me)

    Elise @ Stuff That I Bought | November 7, 2011 | Reply

  12. Oh COOL. I’ve been reading your book in the bathtub for two hours. I had to add hot water four times. I’m out now, wearing a towel, but considering going back in.
    PS I’m working the MONA benefit show in Seattle and I look forward to meeting you! I hope me leaving comments on every post is a good thing, not a weird thing.

    Melina | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  13. that CD cover is bad ass

    2 thumbs up!

    Whitney Soup | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  14. What a great mix! Just finished your book, loved it!

    Claire | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  15. Obsessed. I want one!

    Chelsea C. | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  16. I put these songs together on a Spotify playlist (with the exception of the two Ronson remixes). Here it is if anyone wants a listen!

    Sandra Amstutz | November 8, 2011 | Reply

  17. I want to get my hands on a copy of this mix!
    Santogold + Prince + Mase = you are my hero!!

    Sukanya | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  18. There is so much jealousy coursing through my brains at the idea that Samantha Ronson created a mix CD JUST FOR YOU!!! I hope I can get my hands on it because the whole thing is all kinds of awesome.

    Dara | November 9, 2011 | Reply

    • also, that was supposed to be coursing through my veins, but I’m kinda liking the idea of having multiple brains.

      Dara | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  19. That mix is AMAZING. Half those songs are on heavy rotation in my iTunes library already.

    Amy | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  20. What a great mix! I love making mix CDs, and used to spend hours making the perfect mix tape.

    Yay for Male Prima Donna! That song is a jam.

    April | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  21. please make this available on iTunes!!!

    Dakota | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  22. great song mix and even better CD cover!

    payal | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  23. um, mindy, look… i just think, i need a copy of this.

    i don’t really have a good reason for this, except for the fact that i, too, have an enclypedic knowledge of Law&Order (particularly SVU, because who can resist a little Benson/Stabler action) and because my taste in music is pretty lame. make me cool… please?

    lauren | November 11, 2011 | Reply

  24. WANT MIX!!!

    how can we little peoples get our grubby little hands on this ish?

    a little honey | November 17, 2011 | Reply

  25. I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!

    Chelsea | November 17, 2011 | Reply

  26. I totally want one, dammit! Did I miss the giveaways? If so, you should probably just give me one anyways. Because……uuuh, I have a reason that I’ll come up with much later.

    Nick | December 7, 2011 | Reply

  27. I assume this giveaway has already happened, but can we purchase this mix??? I already bought the book…

    Michelle | January 23, 2012 | Reply