Veteran Shobhaa De is back with Seventy: And to Hell With It.
The irrepressible Shobhaa De is back with a book that celebrates her upcoming seventieth year, Seventy: And to Hell With It. She calls herself a ‘Child of the Republic’ as looks back on the terrain of her life. Especially at relationships-hers and those she has observed over the years-and at ever-present fears and grief.
Shobhaa De’s writing exudes an empathy that has turned several of her books into life manuals for generations of Indians. Her keen wit spears and spares none, least of all herself. Her delicious irreverence makes this book a delight to read. It is the lessons in loving and living woven into the writing-intensely personal and deeply felt-that form the wise heart of Seventy.
About The Author:
Shobhaa De’s books include the bestsellers Socialite Evenings, Starry Nights and Superstar India. A widely read columnist in leading publications, she is known for her outspoken views, making her one of India’s most respected opinion shapers. She lives in Mumbai with her family.
After making her name as a model, she began a career in journalism in 1970, during the course of which she founded and edited three magazines—Stardust, Society, and Celebrity. Stardust magazine, published by Mumbai-based Magna Publishing Co. Ltd., was started by Nari Hira in 1971 and became popular under the editorship of Shobhaa De. In the 1980s, she contributed to the Sunday magazine section of The Times of India. In her columns, she used to explore the socialite life in Mumbai lifestyles of the celebrities. At present, she is a freelance writer and columnist for several newspapers and magazines.
Shobhaa De runs four weekly columns in mainstream newspapers, including The Times of India and Asian Age. She has been the writer of several popular soaps on television, including India’s second daily serial, Swabhimaan (first is Shanti).
De writes Detour, a fortnightly column for The Week.
De has participated in several literary festivals, including the Writers’ Festival in Melbourne. She is a regular participant of Bengaluru Literature Festival, having been part of it since its first edition.
The book is available on the stands near you and also on all the online platforms, it is published by Penguin Books and released on 11the December 2017. You can also order it, click here now.
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