is sooo proud of her Soha aunty @sakpataudi
for being shortlisted in the popular category for the Crossword Book Award, Indias oldest and most prestigious book award- which celebrates Indian authors! She loves her so so much and loves all that’s she’s heard of what I have read her aloud from this lovely book that she actually goes up to random people in book stores to tell them they MUST vote for her, so that “Inaaya’s momma”, her Soha aunty, can win this prestigious award at the ceremony on the 20th of December! ❤️💪🏼💝 So guys and gals, you can vote now on www.crosswordbookawards.com !!! #theperilsofbeingmoderatelyfamous
Satnam Waheguru 🙏🏼
: The Perils Of Being Moderately Famous(2017)
🔸Price: ₹299 @penguinindia
This is one of those memoirs/biographies that is fun to read with lots of historical insights.
I love how the book has been represented in such a cool and calm manner (if I can say that!) despite the title of the book & the book cover👍
*Highlights: ⏩The straightforward writing style ⏩Funny, witty and charming
⏩Expect sarcasm, you will get none👍
⏩Presented as a celebration of the success of her mother, her brother as well as the many other successful relatives and family
⏩The pictures are endearing. However, most of the pictures/photos put are related to her college days, travel and nothing more. 👎The title is a bit misleading as the major part of the book talks about her family generations, her father and grandfather having made lots of achievements in sports & about her travelling days during her academic years.
The most funny part happens to be she & her travel group having stranded in the middle of nowhere in a desert👍
👉Have the title been more indicative towards her family and her younger days, it would have been more apt.
👎Nothing much has been mentioned/elaborated about her struggles/perks of being 'moderately' famous in comparison to her otherwise famous family members.
👍However, the media twisting her statements part is too good
👍Meeting Kunal Khemu, her husband who is an actor as well, is really the best part
Describing her life with him makes me want to find a guy who is a social media addict and me accepting it 😄
The ending is well written. However, it would have been better if she had put up some unknown events that happened in between the years she was away from showbiz instead of just skipping to the happy parts.
Well, life is good with happy parts eh?! 🔸Rating: 3/5🌟
Love the way the book has been presented in a smart way. But with memoirs/autobiography, a certain elaboration regarding different events in the life of the person at different stages is expected.
Otherwise, I would rather pick up a fiction.
The Perils of being Moderately Famous, is a memoir written by Soha Ali Khan. She gives an account of her life as a daughter of Nawab and a successful Bollywood actress. Being born in a family of achievers, Soha feels she is moderately famous and puts forth several incidents where she gets the spotlight but is asked only about her parents, brother, sister in law or her baby nephew. With an entertaining flair for writing comprising of stellar one-liners, Soha depicts what a sport she has been all her life. 📚
Apart from being a Moderate achiever in tha family of overachievers, she gives the details about her education at Oxford, backpacking adventures around Europe and Africa, her corporate job at Citibank and also about Kunal Khemu and the arrival news of her daughter Inaaya.
The Perils of being Moderately Famous, is a collection of snippets, feelings, lessons learned, what is takes to be 'moderately famous' in the family of overachievers and what happens to you as a person when you are always referred like daughter, sister or sister-in-law of someone and what happens to your psyche and identity-that is exactly the reason why I wanted to read this wonderful memoir by Actress Soha Ali Khan. In this personal memoir, the title garners an instant attention. The minute you lay eyes on the title, you know this isn’t going to be one of the pseudo-intellectual and flashy celebrity memoirs.
What I liked the most about this book was, the complete ease of reading. The events are not setup in any chronological order, yet you feel a strong ease in reading the content. The major thing I disliked about the book was, that it skimmed the surface about many things, I wish it had more content, more revelations about her family, education at Oxford and her backpacking stories. Part of the books, felt more like diary entries but then there are parts that were too hard to miss.
The another best part about the book was that Soha refrained from mentioning much about the Bollywood gossips and everything around. This book is not about Soha as a Bollywood actress rather it's more about her normal life, education, job and family. This was the main reason I loved this book.📚
Book Review 2- "The perils of being moderately famous" - By Soha Ali Khan
After reading Plato and Platypus, my brain was processing fast and eventually heating up. I was trying to uncover the layers of human nature by applying my learnings to the surroundings. And such process helps in filling the mental vacuum and smoothening the acute edges of our thoughts. Therefore, after this heavy intensity brain workout I wanted to read light and breezy stuff.
I looked in my bookshelf, and saw this book on top. First, I felt disgusted about myself for the choice of books that I order sometimes just seeing a celebrity face on it. But then in a fit of overcoming low confidence I picked up the book.
Soha Ali Khan's writing supported my choice of taking a break from heavy reading and made me feel ordinary or can say normal, with no high crowns of wisdom. Her anecdotes were at times funny and real. She has nice flair and tells the truth with both pinch of salt and sugar. It is not completely a girl next door variety but she is capable to take you in her zone and gaming you to accept the facts. Like, when she explains her transition from Delhi to London life, her impulsive decisions when on hike/travel, her relation with her mother and her evolving love status with her husband. Its all relatable. I felt immensely relaxed after reading the book. Its soothing and occasionally brings you bouts of laughter with her punch lines and imaginations.
Highs: Light read during a vacation/break. Can be easily finished in a day and brings you good sleep at the end of the day.
Lows: If you are conscious about your 'intellectual' reads then you should probably hide it in almirah with a blanket cover. Because it might be difficult for you to explain its existence in the first place.
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