Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee

Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee

Product ID: 4004

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Author: Meera Syal
Publisher: Transworld Publishers/Anchor
Year: 2000
Language: English
Pages: 334
ISBN/UPC (if available): 1862300526


A superbly crafted, page-turning comedy which isn't afraid to tackle the big subjects.

A magical mosaic of friendship, betrayal and cross-cultural incongruities. By turns spicy, hilarious and sad, it unfolds the ties that bind young women to their East End Punjabi roots even as they head west for trendy careers, cafT bars and sexual freedom.


A moving and funny novel about the efforts of three London Girls to absorb, accept or escape their Indian birthright. - Harpers & Queens

Life isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee has universal appeal. - The Times

The story surges along on a riptide of wisecracks and wisdom, through infidelity, childbirth, family violence and racial prejudice. Chila's mum is always saying, Life isn't all ha ha hee hee, so if you know there's going to be a few tears you might as well try and enjoy them. Much the same could be said of this excellent book. - Sunday Telegraph

Extremely funny, wonderfully insightful . . A big ambitious book with serious points to be made about the choices women face today...Syal mixes her message with hilarious set pieces. -Sunday Express

Stands out . . Not only is there intelligent social analysis among her hilarious jokes, but there's a real work of literary artistry here too . . A real comic novel as emotionally compelling as it is entertaining. - Scotsman