One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul audiobook

One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter: Essays

By Scaachi Koul
Read by Scaachi Koul

Macmillan Audio
5.50 Hours 1
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"Certain authors are their own best narrators...Here, Koul's accomplished reading comes with the bonus of regular vocal interjections from her father." — Library Journal 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. This program is read by the author 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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Summary

Summary

Among longlisted titles for Amazon.com Best Books of the Year, 2017

 A 2017 Buzzfeed Best Books of the Year pick for nonfiction

"Certain authors are their own best narrators...Here, Koul's accomplished reading comes with the bonus of regular vocal interjections from her father." — Library Journal 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. This program is read by the author 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Scaachi’s writing is flat-out funny, well-observed, never maudlin, and yet sometimes sincerely, hilariously, moving…I’d read anything she writes, buy stock in her if I could.” Tabatha Southey, columnist at the Globe and Mail
“[Scaachi] possesses that rarest of gifts: a powerful, identifiable voice that can be heard and appreciated across platforms and word counts…Pants-soakingly funny.” Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes
“Certain authors are their own best narrators…Here, Koul’s accomplished reading comes with the bonus of regular vocal interjections from her father.” Library Journal
"...Koul's precise and understated delivery allows listeners time to consider her words as she finds humor and interest in unexaggerated reality. These strengths are especially useful when she navigates through family trees and sometimes complicated rites of passage. The production is punctuated by vignettes in which Koul's father talks directly to her, gently admonishing as fathers will, adding another layer to stories that often include him. This production will please fans of humorists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling. AudioFile
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is an absolutely wonderful, impossible-not-to-love book. Whether writing about race or girlhood, the internet or family, Scaachi Koul's writing makes each issue feel fresh and newfound. Hilarious but thoughtful, Koul draws you in to her life and makes you never want to leave. Jessica Valenti, New York Times bestselling author of Sex Object
One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter made me laugh embarrassingly loud on the train while surrounded by snarling, irritated commuters, approximately 1,729 times. And she has so many killer lines that destroyed me. Scaachi Koul is a miracle. Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Meaty

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Author Bio: Scaachi Koul

Author Bio: Scaachi Koul

Scaachi Koul was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and is a culture writer for BuzzFeed. Her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The Hairpin, The Globe and Mail, and Jezebel. One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter is her first book. She lives in Toronto.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 5.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English