I truly enjoyed reading this book! This is Scaachi Koul’s debut book which is a collection of essays about growing up in Canada with Indian immigrant parents. This book was hilariously relatable. Scaachi is sarcastically witty (like me!) which I love. Now even though I am not Indian or canadian, I could still relate to everything she was saying. Just reading the first chapter I knew it was going to be good. I felt as though she had lived my life and was now writing about it (the song Killing Me Softly was now stuck in my head).
In O.D.W.A.B.D.A.N.O.T.W.M. Scaachi talks about everything. From having overprotective parents who passed down their fears of the world like your older sibling’s hand-me-downs, to growing up trying to figure out why the world sees you so differently, and just the struggle itself of being an adult. Serious conversations written with sharp humor. But I love how personal she made it feel, as if two friends were just sitting around talking about “I remember that one time when…” or “when I was growing…” (come to think of it, it sounds more like two old friends reminiscing about the good ole days). Either way, no matter your background or upbringing there is something about One Day We’ll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter that everyone can relate to.