One day we'll all be dead and none of this will matter
|Format:||Print Book 2017.|
|Availability:||Available at 17 Libraries 17 of 18 copies|
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.
Size me up
Fair and lovely
A good egg
Mister Beast Man to you, Randor
Tawi River, Elbow River
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
Women authors, Canadian -- 21st century -- Biography.
Women, East Indian -- Canada -- Biography.
East Indians -- Canada -- Biography.
East Indians -- Canada -- Social life and customs.
Social role -- Canada.
Anxiety -- Humor.
|Publisher|| New York :2017.
|Edition||First U.S. edition.|
|Other Titles|| One day this will matter
On cover, the words "we'll all be dead and none of" have a black line through them.
241 pages ; 21 cm