Life is What You Make it is a novel, which has been written by Preeti Shenoy, an Indian author, who has featured in the Forbes List of the 100 most influential celebrities of India. She is a multi-talented person and takes active interest in a wide variety of things, right from yoga to sociology to photography. Due to the nature of his job, her father had to be constantly on the move during her formative years. Shenoy accompanied her father and got a chance to reside and study in different parts of India. This in turn, helped her to be familiar with the different languages and various cultural aspects of the country. Although she had a knack for writing from a very young age, she decided to become a professional writer only after she created a blog in October, 2006, which enjoyed a high rank on the search engines. In 2008, she started working for Times of India. She also wrote articles for the Reader's Digest. She felt encouraged by the positive response about her writing that she got from different sources, and thereby, began writing her first book, 34 Bubblegums and Candies. This is a collection of narratives of several real life incidents. Srishti Publishers & Distributors published this edition of Life is What You Make it, on January 1, 2011. If you want to buy books online, you can get this from any of the online bookstores listed on this page.
Shenoy's interests are extremely diverse just like her academic degrees. She takes a keen interest in oil painting as well as painting with water colours. She has worked with underprivileged children. She has taught them Math and English. She has also worked with a number of schools conducting workshops on subjects like creative crafts and thinking skills. Some of her poems were published in the Sulekha Book Series. The Secret Wish List, Tea for Two and a Piece of Cake, and The One You Cannot Have are the other books written by her. Tea For Two and a Piece of Cake, which is her third book, was one of the top five best-selling Indian fictions of 2012.
Life is What You Make it is basically a love story, which is set in the late eighties and early nineties, in India. In this book, the author shows how one's determination can change one's destiny. The book revolves around the life of Ankita Sharma, the female protagonist of the story. She is charming, young, confident, smart, career-oriented and has quite a few good friends. While she does enjoy her life to the fullest, Ankita is equally serious about studies. She has dreamt all her life about a happening college life and finally manages to get admitted into one of the premier management schools of the city. She is one of the most popular and attractive girls in her college. But, only six months after her admission to the MBA college, she finds herself admitted to a mental health hospital. What happened to her? Will she ever be able to live a normal life again? The book makes for a compelling read.
The book has enjoyed positive response from the readers as well as the critics. It was one of the top selling books in India, in 2011, according to the Nielsen list published in Hindustan Times. This edition of the book was written in English and it has 211 pages. 9380349300 and 9789380349305 are the ISBN 10 and ISBN 13 codes for this edition of the book.