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One day we'll all be dead and none of this will matter

by Koul, Scaachi,

Format: Print Book 2017.
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One of NPR's Best Books of the Year


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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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Koul, a senior staffer at Buzzfeed Canada who's written for the New Yorker and Jezebel, was raised in Alberta by Kashmiri immigrant parents, and her first book of essays is inherently influenced by this fact of her existence. As an adult in her family's ancestral land, she understands shadism the not-oft-discussed prejudice based on the darkness of one's brown skin differently and more uncomfortably than before. A recent month off drinking recalls a college best-friendship derailed by her friend's knack for fun becoming full-blown alcoholism before her eyes. Unveiling the double standards that exist for her both as a woman in her family (moving in with her much-older boyfriend prompts months of anger from her father) and a woman of color in the world, Koul is funny and generous in sharing, and blissfully not in the business of cutting slack. Her most emotional writing centers on her simultaneously infuriating, difficult, and fiercely loving parents. Like all great essayists, Koul will inform and entertain both those who already identify with her and those who don't yet.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Simultaneously uproarious and affecting, the personal essays in Buzzfeed contributor Koul's debut explore the nuances of life as a first-generation Canadian with Indian parents, from phobias, guilt trips, and grudges to the drama of interracial dating. She provides insight into the experience of traveling to her parents' homeland, undergoing the inverse of their assimilation, and the conflicting desire to maintain and amend cultural traditions (for example, she dislikes weeklong wedding celebrations with alcohol restrictions). She discerns the "shadism" of India's caste system and its more benign cultural quirks, like every woman being given the title of "aunt" ("Mom, why do you have forty sisters? Was your mother a sea turtle?"). There is an occasional essay of sheer slapstick, as when Koul describes getting stuck inside a coveted garment in a boutique dressing room ("I flew too close to the sun with this skirt," she remarks sadly), but she also reflects poignantly on race, sexism, and body image issues. She includes a surprisingly sympathetic judgment of misogynist internet trolls and a polemic against rape culture that contains the unfortunate phrase "the first time I was roofied." The specifics of Koul's life are unique, but the overarching theme of inheritance is universal, particularly the vacillation between struggling against becoming one's parents and the begrudging acceptance that their ways might not be so bad. Koul's deft humor is a fringe benefit. Agent: Ron Eckel, Cooke Agency. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Koul, Scaachi.
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
Language English
Notes On cover, the words "we'll all be dead and none of" have a black line through them.
Description 241 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781250121028
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