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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (7 Feb. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781400067558
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400067558
  • ASIN: 1400067553
  • Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 2.8 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
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"There is a lot to like about this book: the prodigious research that it is built on, distilled so expertly that we hardly notice how much we are being taught; the graceful and vivid prose that never calls attention to itself; and above all, the true and moving renderings of the people of the Mumbai slum called Annawadi. Garbage pickers and petty thieves, victims of gruesome injustice - Ms. Boo draws us into their lives, and they do not let us go. This is a superb book."

--Tracy Kidder

"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that."

--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

"I couldn't put "Behind the Beautiful Forevers "down even when I wanted to-- when the misery, abuse and filth that Boo so elegantly and understatedly describes became almost overwhelming. Her book, situated in a slum on the edge of Mumbai's international airport, is one of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I've ever read. If Bollywood ever decides to do its own version of "The Wire," this would be it."
--Barbara Ehrenreich
"There is a lot to like about this book: the prodigious research that it is built on, distilled so expertly that we hardly notice how much we are being taught; the graceful and vivid prose that never calls attention to itself; and above all, the true and moving renderings of the people of the Mumbai slum called Annawadi. Garbage pickers and petty thieves, victims of gruesome injustice - Ms. Boo draws us into their lives, and they do not let us go. This is a superb book."
--Tracy Kidder
"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of

"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that."
--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of "Random Family
"
"There is a lot to like about this book: the prodigious research that it is built on, distilled so expertly that we hardly notice how much we are being taught; the graceful and vivid prose that never calls attention to itself; and above all, the true and moving renderings of the people of the Mumbai slum called Annawadi. Garbage pickers and petty thieves, victims of gruesome injustice - Ms. Boo draws us into their lives, and they do not let us go. This is a superb book."
--Tracy Kidder, author of "Mountains Beyond Mountains "and "Stren

Advance praise for "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"
"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that."
--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of "Random Family
"
"I couldn't put "Behind the Beautiful Forevers "down even when I wanted to--when the misery, abuse and filth that Boo so elegantly and understatedly describes became almost overwhelming. Her book, situated in a slum on the edge of Mumbai's international airport, is one of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I've ever read. If Bollywood ever decides to do its own version of "The Wire, " this would be it."
--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed
"


Praise for "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"
"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that."
--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of "Random Family
"
"I couldn't put "Behind the Beautiful Forevers "down even when I wanted to--when the misery, abuse and filth that Boo so elegantly and understatedly describes became almost overwhelming. Her book, situated in a slum on the edge of Mumbai's international airport, is one of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I've ever read. If Bollywood ever decides to do its own version of "The Wire, " this would be it."
--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of "Nickel and Dimed
"
"A beaut

Praise for "Behind the Beautiful Forevers"
"A riveting, fearlessly reported portrait of a poverty so obliterating that it amounts to a slow-motion genocide. Right now the book is sitting on my shelf making all the other books feel stupid. ... "Beautiful Forevers" will be one of the year's big books -- a conversation starter, an award winner. ... The book plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel. That's partly because Boo writes so damn well. But it's also because over the course of three years in India she got extraordinary access to the lives and minds of the Annawadi slum, a settlement nestled jarringly close to a shiny international airport and a row of luxury hotels. Grade: A."--Entertainment Weekly
"A jaw-dropping achievement, an instant classic of narrative nonfiction ... narrative with a cinematic intensity ... Boo transcends and subverts every cliche, cynical or earnest, that we harbor about Indian destitution and gazes directly into the hearts, hopes, and human promise of vibrant people whom you'll not soon forget."--Elle
"A shocking--and riveting--portrait of life in modern India. ... This is one stunning piece of narrative nonfiction ... Boo's prose is electric."--O Magazine
"A mind-blowing read."--Redbook
"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that."
--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of "Random Family
"
"I couldn't put "Behind the Beautiful Forevers "down even when I wanted to--when the misery, abuse and filth that Boo so elegantly and understatedly describes became almost overwhelming. Her book, situated in a slum on the edge of Mumbai's international airport, is o

"[An] exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter. .... Comparison to Dickens is not unwarranted."
--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
"A jaw-dropping achievement, an instant classic of narrative nonfiction...With a cinematic intensity...Boo transcends and subverts every cliche, cynical or earnest, that we harbor about Indian destitution and gazes directly into the hearts, hopes, and human promise of vibrant people whom you'll not soon forget."
--"Elle
"
"Riveting, fearlessly reported....["Beautiful Forevers"]""plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel. That's partly because Boo writes so damn well. But it's also because over the course of three years in India she got extraordinary access to the lives and minds of the Annawadi slum, a settlement nestled jarringly close to a shiny international airport and a row of luxury hotels. Grade: A."
--"Entertainment Weekly"
"A tough-minded, inspiring, and irresistible book ... Boo's extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as importantly, she makes us care."
--"People" (four stars)
"Extraordinary."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"A shocking--and riveting--portrait of life in modern India. ... This is one stunning piece of narrative nonfiction ... Boo's prose is electric."
--"O," The Oprah Magazine
"Gripping...A brilliant novelistic narration."
-"Wall Street Journal "
"Moving.... a humane, powerful and insightful book....A book of nonfiction so stellar it puts most novels to shame."
-- "Boston Globe"
"A mind-blowing re

A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking. Junot Diaz, The New York Times Book Review
Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years. New York
This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece. Judges Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award
Incandescent writing and excruciatingly good storytelling. The Philadelphia Inquirer

Outstanding. USA Today

A richly detailed tapestry of tragedy and triumph told by a seemingly omniscient narrator with an attention to detail that reads like fiction while in possession of the urgent humanity of nonfiction. Los Angeles Times
Rends the heart, thrills the mind, pricks the conscience, and burns the pages. Washingtonian
[An] exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter. . . . Comparison to Dickens is not unwarranted. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
A jaw-dropping achievement, an instant classic of narrative nonfiction . . . With a cinematic intensity . . . Boo transcends and subverts every cliche, cynical or earnest, that we harbor about Indian destitution and gazes directly into the hearts, hopes, and human promise of vibrant people whom you ll not soon forget. Elle

Riveting, fearlessly reported . . . [Behind theBeautiful Forevers] plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel. That s partly because Boo writes so damn well. But it s also because over the course of three years in India she got extraordinary access to the lives and minds of the Annawadi slum, a settlement nestled jarringly close to a shiny international airport and a row of luxury hotels. Grade: A. Entertainment Weekly
A tough-minded, inspiring, and irresistible book . . . Boo s extraordinary achievement is twofold.She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as importantly, she makes us care. People (four stars)
A shocking and riveting portrait of life in modern India . . . This is one stunning piece of narrative nonfiction. . . . Boo s prose is electric. O: The Oprah Magazine
[A] landmark book. TheWall Street Journal
Moving . . . a humane, powerful and insightful book . . . a book of nonfiction so stellar it puts most novels to shame. TheBoston Globe
A mind-blowing read. Redbook
An unforgettable true story, meticulously researched with unblinking honesty . . . pure, astonishing reportage with as unbiased a lens as possible. TheChristian Science Monitor
The most riveting Indian story since Slumdog Millionaire except hers is true. Marie Claire

Seamless and intimate . . . a scrupulously true story . . . It s tempting to compare [Behind the Beautiful Forevers] to a novel, but . . . that would hardly do it justice. Salon
Extraordinary . . . moving . . . Like the best journeys, Boo s book cracks open our preconceptions and constructs an abiding bridge at once daunting and inspiring to a world we would never otherwise recognize as our own. National Geographic Traveler
Behind the Beautiful Forevers offers a rebuke to official reports and dry statistics on the global poor. . . . Boo is one of few chroniclers providing this picture. She s a moral force and . . . an artist of reverberating power. The American Prospect
Kate Boo s reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that. Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family

I couldn t putBehind the Beautiful Foreversdown even when I wanted to when the misery, abuse and filth that Boo so elegantly and understatedly describes became almost overwhelming. Her book, situatedin a slum on the edge of Mumbai s internationalairport, is one of the most powerful indictments of economicinequality I ve ever read. If Bollywood everdecides to do its ownversion ofThe Wire, this would be it. Barbara Ehrenreich, author ofNickel and Dimed

A beautiful account, told through real-life stories, of the sorrows and joys, the anxieties and stamina, in the lives of the precarious and powerless in urban India whom a booming country has failed to absorb and integrate. A brilliant book that simultaneously informs, agitates, angers, inspires, and instigates. Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
Without question the best book yet written on contemporary India. Also, the best work of narrative nonfiction I ve read in twenty-five years. Ramachandra Guha, author ofIndiaAfter Gandhi

There is a lot to like about this book: the prodigious research that it is built on, distilled so expertly that we hardly notice how much we are being taught; the graceful and vivid prose that never calls attention to itself; and above all, the true and moving renderings of the people of the Mumbai slum called Annawadi. Garbage pickers and petty thieves, victims of gruesome injustice Ms. Boo draws us into their lives, and they do not let us go. This is a superb book. Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains
"It might surprise you how completely enjoyable this book is, as rich and beautifully written as a novel. In the hierarchy of long form reporting, Katherine Boo is right up there. David Sedaris"

"A book of extraordinary intelligence [and] humanity . . . beyond groundbreaking."--Junot Diaz, The New York Times Book Review
"Reported like Watergate, written like Great Expectations, and handily the best international nonfiction in years."--New York
"This book is both a tour de force of social justice reportage and a literary masterpiece."--Judges' Citation for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award
"Incandescent writing and excruciatingly good storytelling."--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Outstanding."--USA Today

"A richly detailed tapestry of tragedy and triumph told by a seemingly omniscient narrator with an attention to detail that reads like fiction while in possession of the urgent humanity of nonfiction."--Los Angeles Times
"Rends the heart, thrills the mind, pricks the conscience, and burns the pages."--Washingtonian
"[An] exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter. . . . Comparison to Dickens is not unwarranted."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times
"A jaw-dropping achievement, an instant classic of narrative nonfiction . . . With a cinematic intensity . . . Boo transcends and subverts every cliche, cynical or earnest, that we harbor about Indian destitution and gazes directly into the hearts, hopes, and human promise of vibrant people whom you'll not soon forget."--Elle

"Riveting, fearlessly reported . . . [Behind the Beautiful Forevers] plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel. That's partly because Boo writes so damn well. But it's also because over the course of three years in India she got extraordinary access to the lives and minds of the Annawadi slum, a settlement nestled jarringly close to a shiny international airport and a row of luxury hotels. Grade: A."--Entertainment Weekly
"A tough-minded, inspiring, and irresistible book . . . Boo's extraordinary achievement is twofold. She shows us how people in the most desperate circumstances can find the resilience to hang on to their humanity. Just as importantly, she makes us care."--People (four stars)
"A shocking--and riveting--portrait of life in modern India . . . This is one stunning piece of narrative nonfiction. . . . Boo's prose is electric."--O: The Oprah Magazine
"[A] landmark book."--The Wall Street Journal
"Moving . . . a humane, powerful and insightful book . . . a book of nonfiction so stellar it puts most novels to shame."--The Boston Globe
"A mind-blowing read."--Redbook
"An unforgettable true story, meticulously researched with unblinking honesty . . . pure, astonishing reportage with as unbiased a lens as possible."--The Christian Science Monitor
"The most riveting Indian story since Slumdog Millionaire--except hers is true."--Marie Claire

"Seamless and intimate . . . a scrupulously true story . . . It's tempting to compare [Behind the Beautiful Forevers] to a novel, but . . . that would hardly do it justice."--Salon
"Extraordinary . . . moving . . . Like the best journeys, Boo's book cracks open our preconceptions and constructs an abiding bridge--at once daunting and inspiring--to a world we would never otherwise recognize as our own."--National Geographic Traveler
"Behind the Beautiful Forevers offers a rebuke to official reports and dry statistics on the global poor. . . . Boo is one of few chroniclers providing this picture. She's a moral force and . . . an artist of reverberating power."--The American Prospect
"Kate Boo's reporting is a form of kinship. Abdul and Manju and Kalu of Annawadi will not be forgotten. She leads us through their unknown world, her gift of language rising up like a delicate string of necessary lights. There are books that change the way you feel and see; this is one of them. If we receive the fiery spirit from which it was written, it ought to change much more than that."--Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family

"I couldn't put Behind the Beautiful Forevers down even when I wanted to--when the misery, abuse and filth that Boo so elegantly and understatedly describes became almost overwhelming. Her book, situated in a slum on the edge of Mumbai's international airport, is one of the most powerful indictments of economic inequality I've ever read. If Bollywood ever decides to do its own version of The Wire, this would be it."--Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

"A beautiful account, told through real-life stories, of the sorrows and joys, the anxieties and stamina, in the lives of the precarious and powerless in urban India whom a booming country has failed to absorb and integrate. A brilliant book that simultaneously informs, agitates, angers, inspires, and instigates."--Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
"Without question the best book yet written on contemporary India. Also, the best work of narrative nonfiction I've read in twenty-five years."--Ramachandra Guha, author of India After Gandhi

"There is a lot to like about this book: the prodigious research that it is built on, distilled so expertly that we hardly notice how much we are being taught; the graceful and vivid prose that never calls attention to itself; and above all, the true and moving renderings of the people of the Mumbai slum called Annawadi. Garbage pickers and petty thieves, victims of gruesome injustice--Ms. Boo draws us into their lives, and they do not let us go. This is a superb book."--Tracy Kidder, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains and Strength in What Remains
"It might surprise you how completely enjoyable this book is, as rich and beautifully written as a novel. In the hierarchy of long form reporting, Katherine Boo is right up there."--David Sedaris

Review

“Must read. Katherine Boo “Behind the Beautiful Forevers”. A Mumbai slum understood and imagined as never before in language of intense beauty.” (Salman Rushdie)

“The even-handedness that stems from Katherine Boo’s natural and abundant empathy is one of the many appeals of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, her gorgeous book on one of Mumbai’s slums, Annawadi…The book contains a particularly important message for those who have monopolised the ear of the Indian government’s key leaders, and who place their hopes for the poor in financial handouts and empowerment through legal rights.” (Business Standard)

“The words of Boo and the inhabitants of Annawadi rushed through me like a river, cracking open thoughts of how hard this work is, my anger at those who demand simple solutions and expect easy returns; yet, at the sametime, pushing me more urgently to find voice, to speak truth when it hurts. For all of this, I am grateful to the author for her courage, persistence, and openness.” (The Huffington Post)

“Riveting…[A] stunning piece of narrative nonfiction; it not only reports on some of the world’s poorest people and their dizzying resourcefulness and criminality but portrays them in all their humanity.” (O, The Oprah Magazine)

“[An] exquisitely accomplished first book. Novelists dream of defining characters this swiftly and beautifully, but Ms. Boo is not a novelist. She is one of those rare, deep-digging journalists who can make truth surpass fiction, a documentarian with a superb sense of human drama. She makes it very easy to forget that this book is the work of a reporter. …. Comparison to Dickens is not unwarranted.” (The New York Times)

“The book plays out like a swift, richly plotted novel….Boo gives even the broadest themes (the collateral damage of globalization, say) a human face. And there are half a dozen characters here so indelible ― so swept up in impossible dreams and schemes ― that they call Dickens and Austen to mind.” (Entertainment Weekly)

“This is an astonishing book. It is astonishing on several levels: as a worm’s-eye view of the “undercity” of one of the world’s largest metropolises; as an intensely reported, deeply felt account of the lives, hopes and fears of people traditionally excluded from literate narratives; as a story that truly hasn’t been told before, at least not about India and not by a foreigner. But most of all, it is astonishing that it exists at all…. a searing account, in effective and racy prose, that reads like a thrilling novel but packs a punch Sinclair Lewis might have envied.” (The Washington Post) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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I must confess I picked this book up with some trepidation. The subtitle - "Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Slum" - and the cover (of my copy), a young boy sprinting up steps into bright sunlight, made me think it might be another of those. You know, those. The post-Slumdog reportage. "Yes, conditions in Indian slums are appalling. But wait! Look at the way the children run and play! The sights, the smells! The way they can still laugh, in the face of such hardship. The way they just get on with the life they've got!" (What else are they supposed to do?) "So life-affirming!"
The hope of it all!
"Slumdog" is a good film. And a lot of the reportage is also good, and if it's not it's generally well-meaning. But I find it all a bit discomfiting. It's human to believe in hope, but it seems to me that, as Westerners, focussing on the small hopes that slum-dwellers have might be a convenient way of deflecting our own guilt that people have to live this way. (And the likes of Amitabh Bachchan castigating "Slumdog" for focussing on a small part of Indian life might be an Indian way of doing the same thing).
I thought this book might be more of the same. It wasn't.
Boo is no polemicist. She's a true journalist, and she tells this story with a journalistic dispassion, making it all the more affecting. (She has a novelist's eye, though; at times, the prose is breathtaking.) The stories are set in a small slum, rather than one of the giant cities-within-a-city like Dharavi; a wise choice, as she manages to paint a picture of a whole community, almost like a small village. There are a lot of characters to keep up with, and at times it's downright confusing. But even this makes sense. After all, urban India is a confusing place, teeming with people.
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Really interesting and insightful account of life in an Indian slum - having been several times I could really visualise the scenes described. It can take some time to get into the story but I would thoroughly recommend it if you have an interest in the country.
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Everyone should read this book
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This is an incredible book. Very well written.
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such a deep book. Wow Katherine Boo.. it was an incredible read.
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I work in IT in a large corporation and like many others we have moved a significant proportion of our software development to India. I have visited a few times over the last few years and have been impressed by the individuals I have worked with there. However, what I also noticed as I was driven between hotels, offices and the airport was a the widespread poverty and slums, particularly in Mumbai. Thus, when I read a review of this book in The Economist, I was very keen to learn more.

First of all the quality and style of the writing is second to none. The book is written in excellent, flowing prose and reads like a good novel. It is captivating and at times amusing. I got through it in about four sittings - as I found it hard to put it down. However, it also covers a topic that is both eye-opening and depressing. The corruption, the apparent hopelessness, the low value given to live are all quite sad to read.

If you're curious to learn more about the poor in Mumbai, then you should read this book. Maybe you should read it anyway? Katherine Boo deserves more prizes for this book and the work and research that went into it.
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One of the most beautiful and heartbreaking books I have ever read. I occasionally check to see if Katherine Boo has ever written another book, I wish she would.
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Received yesterday and the book arrived and was in great condition. Looking forward to reading it. Many thanks
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