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Are You There Krishna? It’s Me, Reshma. Or Rachel. Or Whatever.: Essays on Talking to Ghosts, Accosting Celebrities, Getting High, Sexism, Race, and First-Generation Woes by [Khona, Rachel]
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Length: 304 pages Word Wise: Enabled Language: English

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Rachel knew even as a young child that she wasn’t like the rest of her Indian family. While her parents were plotting how she could make it into med school with her mediocre grades in chemistry and biology, she had other things on her mind, including such gems as:

· Why can’t she go to the temple on her period?
· Why don’t her Indian cousins like her?
· Why was it OK to be sexualized at a beauty pageant but not for herself?
· How can she straddle two cultures while retaining her sense of self?
· Why are women considered sluts and men considered studs?
· Why do people keep asking her if she was born in India?
· Should she wax down there?
· Why does she have crazy eyes?

After leaving home, Rachel got high in Amsterdam, met her pop singer idol in a bathroom, argued with a ghost, and got lost in the Pyrenees. But that didn’t stop her from questioning while men still tell her to smile. 'Are You There Krishna? It’s Me, Reshma. Or Rachel. Or Whatever.' weaves stories of Rachel’s life with observations on race, class, sex, feminism, and culture with humor and candor.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4954 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MRC02Y7
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witty and Hip :) LOVED it. 18 June 2017
By Kyle Eliason - Published on Amazon.com
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This book had me laughing out loud. Rachel Khona's wit and voice drip with fun, humor, and intelligence. She is as saucy as she is sincere. You quickly fall in love with her world, her quirkiness, and her point of view. I especially really liked reading her thoughts regarding feminism and spirituality - hip, and totally unique. The whole thing just felt really refreshing to read. LOVED it. Looking forward to what's next!
5.0 out of 5 stars Like chatting with your best girlfriend 19 May 2017
By Mahira Kakkar - Published on Amazon.com
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Reshma's book is funny, smart, sexy, witty and full of exuberance. She makes you feel like you're having a conversation with your best friend. Her work is unapologetic and full of candor. I loved the way she addressed political and personal issues with humor and a big dose of common sense. I'm going to recommend this book to my friends and hope that I will get to read more of her work soon.
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty funny and relatable! 15 February 2017
By Nee2 - Published on Amazon.com
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A must read if you can resonate with the term ABCD (American born confused desi!). What a fun and refreshing look at our cultural paradox.
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventurous read for any and all ethnic kids who ... 15 February 2017
By Teenster - Published on Amazon.com
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An adventurous read for any and all ethnic kids who grew up in Canada, the US, or the UK in the 70's and 80's. LIKE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 February 2017
By Jessica Baldenhofer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is smart, funny and relatable!