• One Day Well All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

One Day Well All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

One Day Well All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

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  • Author
    Scaachi Koul
  • Publisher
    Picador
  • Publication date
    02 May 2017

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    One Day Well All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

  • Author

    Scaachi Koul

  • Date Published

    02 May 2017

  • Publisher

    Picador

  • Pages

    256 pages

  • ISBN

    9781250121073

Book Description

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year

A DEBUT COLLECTION OF FIERCE, FUNNY ESSAYS ABOUT GROWING UP THE DAUGHTER OF INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN WESTERN CULTURE, ADDRESSING SEXISM, STEREOTYPES, AND THE UNIVERSAL MISERIES OF LIFE


In One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, Scaachi Koul deploys her razor-sharp humor to share all the fears, outrages, and mortifying moments of her life. She learned from an early age what made her miserable, and for Scaachi anything can be cause for despair. Whether it’s a shopping trip gone awry; enduring awkward conversations with her bikini waxer; overcoming her fear of flying while vacationing halfway around the world; dealing with Internet trolls, or navigating the fears and anxieties of her parents. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of color: where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision, or outright scorn; where strict gender rules bind in both Western and Indian cultures, leaving little room for a woman not solely focused on marriage and children to have a career (and a life) for herself.

With a sharp eye and biting wit, incomparable rising star and cultural observer Scaachi Koul offers a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.

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