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A must read!
on 12 November 2015
A lovely book! Endearing, humorous, emotional and its all real! A biography but written in a style that feels like you are reading fiction, i finished this book in a day. I just could not stop, and had tears in my eyes at times and burst out laughing too. Am sure people in the tube thought i was nuts. Sathnam Sanghera is a fantastic writer, we know that from the newspaper columns but this is just outstanding. It is about his life, as the youngest son of immigrant parents who just does not fit in. And a story about trying to understand why life was the way it was back then. Mental illness is a huge part of this book and it makes us realise how difficult it is for people but how strong they are in facing it even though they are uneducated and in a completely different country. How they make their life from nothing, a must read for every second generation Asian.
I must have read this book at least 10 times and am sure will definitely read it again.