34 Bubblegums and Candies

34 Bubblegums and Candies

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Overview: 34 Bubblegums and Candies

If you are looking for a light book which is a breezy read and at the same time offers a meaningful insight into life, 34 Bubblegums and Candies can be a good choice. It is the début novel of author Preeti Shenoy and has been well received by readers of all ages. Preeti Shenoy is an author and artist who currently resides in Bangalore with her husband and two children. Her academic degrees as well as her interests are multifarious. She has an internationally recognized degree in portraiture from the United Kingdom and does pencil portraits. She has previously written for The Times of India and Readers' Digest and was involved in a variety of jobs. She is interested in reading, travelling, art, blogging, photography and basketball. She loves nature and animals but what she loves the most is spending time with her family She has also taught Math and English to underprivileged children. 34 Bubblegums and Candies was published by Srishti Publishers on 11th January, 2008. It was a national bestseller.

The novel is a collection of short stories, rather anecdotes, which determined the course of the author's life. With the use of bubblegum and candy analogy, each chapter of the book alludes to different facets of life which we fail to take notice of. Some of the stories have interesting titles like Feeling Needed, Mail Exchange and the Stranger, Please Hug Me I'm Just Like You, My Special Friend and Age Miracles and each story offers a fun outlook to some very serious issues of life without trivializing them in any way. Each story ends with a note that encourages the readers to learn important lessons from some of the most simple things of life. Some of the stories in the book are exhaustive versions of pieces featured in Shenoy's blog. If you want to shop for this novel online, you can check out Junglee.com to get information about the shopping portals which sell this books online. You can take your pick from there.

The novel compares life to bubblegums and candies. Sometimes a bubblegum has to be chewed so that you can extract whatever you possibly can from it and at times the bubble might burst, leaving behind a sticky mess. Sometimes the candy has to be savoured slowly and the bubblegum must be relished. A hard boiled candy might, at times, accidentally slip down and you must tolerate the pain while it goes down your food pipe. Like your uncertain experiences with bubblegums and candies, life, too, is uncertain and unpredictable. There is no instruction manual that will guide you through the course of life but if you bravely face the challenges and surprises which life springs on you, you can actually design a 'do it yourself' kit to deal with life and its upheavals.

Each story in the book has a valuable message for the readers and one of highlights of this book is, the author does not tell the readers how to think and what to do. Instead, the onus lies with the readers to debate and find out the correct course of action to deal with different situations. Further, the situations outlined in the book do not necessarily have happy endings but they offer important life lessons. The book running into 146 pages is written in English. Its ISBN 10 code is 8188575682 and ISBN 13 code is 9788188575688.

Features: 34 Bubblegums and Candies

  • Self-Help
Product Details
Language English
Publication Date January 11, 2008
Publisher Srishti Publications
Contributor(s) Preeti Shenoy
Binding Paperback
Edition 2008
Page Count 146
ISBN 10 8188575682
ISBN 13 9788188575688
Dimensions and Weight
Product Weight 721.2 grams

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About the Author

Preeti Shenoy is an author and an artist based at Banglore, India. Her first book '34 Bubblegums and Candies', a creative non-fiction made it to the national best-seller list. Her interests are as multifarious and diverse as her several academic degrees. She also specialises in pencil portraits and holds an internationally recognised qualification from UK in portraiture. She has held a number of varied jobs in the past. She has also written for different publications life Readers Digest and Times of India, as well as taught English and Math to underprivileged children in India. She loves art, reading, travelling, photography, nature, animals, blogging and basketball and most of all, spending time with her spouse and two children.
 

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  1. 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
     Beautiful 4 September, 2013 On Junglee.com
    Its about 34BG and Candies.

    A very simple book about a woman who was a naughty kid, clever teenager, lovable wife, responsible mother, emotional daughter, and a pristine friend belonging to an orthodox conservative Indian family.

    Very witty, emotional and interesting to read the daily happenings of almost every Indian home reflecting right in front in the form of dancing words.

    Surely, all the 7 points in LLL chapter are worth following.

    Hats off to the letter written by a woman to man and the reply given by Mr. Satish. Iam sure 90% of all women and men want the same.

    In fact this book can be used as a personality development guide to Indian women.
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