34 Bubblegums And Candies is a book for anyone and everyone. It features a series of short stories with a variety of themes, that were taken from real life events in the author’s life. Many of the stories featured in this book are common, everyday occurrences which every reader can relate with. Since each story attempts to elicit a different type of response, readers can simply pick and choose the story they wish to read without following the natural order of the stories. For instance, in one story Shenoy talks about how the date of her dad’s demise and the birth of her brother’s first child coincided. In another heartwarming story, Shenoy talks about what life is like for children living with HIV.
In this particular story, she emphasizes that these kids are just like any other children and should be hugged and loved. Shenoy also explores the theme of faith as it appears in parent-child relationships by talking about her relationship with her 6-year old daughter. Due to the mundaneness of the stories, readers can easily relate to Shenoy. The book is organized into thirty four chapters, featuring 34 stories. Some of the titles of these chapters are
Features: 34 Bubblegums and Candies
January 11, 2008
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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.
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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