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Lucknow Boy: A Memoir

Lucknow Boy: A Memoir

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Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Penguin India
Lucknow Boy: A Memoir is an autobiography of the journalist and Editor of Outlook magazine, Vinod Mehta. It charts his journey from the streets of Lucknow to the higher echelons of India's major media agencies.Summary of the BookAn authority in the media circles, Vinod Mehta, journalist and Editor of Outlook magazine, presents his life through a candid and scandalous account in his autobiography, Lucknow Boy: A Memoir. The book contains several interesting accounts, starting from incidents in his younger days to his interactions with celebrities from different spheres like business, politics, the entertainment industry and the media. It has several interesting anecdotes and crisp word sketches of celebrities like Shobha De, Sonia Gandhi and Salman Rushdie.The story starts in the city of Lucknow, where Mehta grew up with his family members, who were refugees from Pakistan. The book provides an interesting account of his time in Britain, when Mehta's journalistic interests were fueled by ... See more
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  1.  Engaging autobiography 1 September, 2015 On
    This one was fun to read. The prose is lucid, tone - conversational and the content interesting - the same school as Khushwant Singh et. al. I read his "Editor Unplugged ... ", a sequel so to speak, just before I took this one up. I wish I had done it the other way around, but the two books are stand alone like that, and I don't think my reading suffered much. If I had to pick just one book of the two, I'll take "Lucknow Boy". Mr. Mehta seemed to be in a bit of a hurry to bring the books out. I think the content in the two books taken together would have read a lot better if they had been presented as a single volume with a little restructuring. Never mind the commercials. I am sure he has a lot more to say, and if someone were to commission another book, it'd still find takers. I am surprised that there isn't more out there from him, in book form, being in publishing and all and for all those years ...
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