Selective Memory : Stories From My Life

Selective Memory : Stories From My Life

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Author: Shobha De
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 531
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140277846

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The explosive autobiography of India’s most controversial writer. Written in a voice that is consistently confident and candid, this biography is remarkable for the honesty with which it captures the essence of a fascinating woman who has become a legend in her own time.

Shobha De has been many things to many people: super model, celebrity journalist and best-selling author; friend, rival, colleague and confidante. In this engagingly candid memoir, a woman who has been a familiar face and name to millions (although few know her) finally reveals the true self behind the public persona.

Insiders know that despite her commitment to work and the frantic pace of her life, Shobha De’s first priority in life has always been her family. Here she writes poignantly of her early years, and of her relationship with her parents and siblings, her husband and children.

Shobha De’s high voltage career happened in unexpected ways, starting with her unplanned entry as a teenager into the glamorous world of modeling, and moving on to her high-profile years as a magazine editor, columnist, social commentator, TV scriptwriter and author.

In these avatars she keenly observed and astutely chronicled the new India-brash, affluent and ambitious. High-society hi-jinks, movie-star follies, celebrity neuroses-none of these escaped her unsparing eye. And now she tells it all, just as it was, just as she saw it. In her inimitably forthright fashion, she writes of the choices she made, the decisions she took and the influences that shaped her.

Contents

Prologue
Glancing Back
Walking Tall
Cutting Loose
Blazing Trials
Shining Through
Sitting Pretty
Flying Solo
Naming Names
Writing On
Getting Ahead
Moving Images
Getting Personal
Feeling Great
Taking Stock
Epilogue