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A wildly original and humorous account of growing up as an Indian woman. Unladylike is a memoir that spans four decades of the author's life. From stories about a childhood spent wishing she could change everything about her life (Including her parents), to her chronically delayed puberty, and the self-esteem issues that accompany a flat chest, Vaz doesn't pull any punches. She takes us through her college years, where under the vigilance of Catholic nuns she grappled with a major decision - to have or not have pre-marital sex as well as the discovery that the female body is capable of some very strange sounds at very inappropriate times. Out of respect for various ex-boyfriends, she will dwell on just one man - her wheat-eating, milk-drinking Jat husband. From their extra-long courtship (That he didn't tell his mother about), to their wedding day and beyond, there are lessons for every girl who has ever thought 'one day I'd like to be married'. The lesson is: 'Don't say you weren't warned' Features -
Radhika Vaz is one of the countrys best-known stand-up comedians with an international following
She is the writer of a hugely popular fortnightly column in the Times of India that reaches millions of readers
Has been featured in Vogues The power of 50 and is a frequent guest on NDTV and Radio One
She has written for Verve, GQ and Vogue.
About the Author
Radhika Vaz is a comedian who has trained with members of the prestigious Groundlings School in Los Angeles, as well as at the Upright Citizens Brigade and The Magnet Theatre in New York city. Her first one-woman show Unladylike: The Pitfalls of Propriety has played to sold-out audiences in New York, Los Angeles, Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon and Bangalore, and she has been performing her second show Older. Angrier. Hairiersince July 2013. She is a freelance writer and has written for Chicken Soup for The Indian Couples Soul. She has a fortnightly column, Read it and weep which appears in the Times of India.