I’ve always found it rather amusing when 20 somethings talk as though turning 30 is the end of the world. When I turned 30, I realised there was absolutely nothing to it and I wanted to share that bit of gyan with the world. That it’s cool to be 30 and age is just a number.
But as luck would have it, this book of mine got published the year I turned 40, in 2018. And oh my god, apart from the creaky knees and diminishing eye sight, 40 looks even better than 30 to me! I mean, it’s so much easier not to give a shit to anything for some reason, when you’re this age.
Anyway, here’s what the story is about:
Priya is turning thirty and is overwhelmed. Living in Bengaluru with her best friend, Farida, and working as the social media head of a software firm, she’s feeling the weight of becoming a responsible thirty-year-old. Not just this, she also has to fend off her mother’s persistent queries about when she intends to get married. Things begin to look up when Priya bumps into her charming new neighbour, Ajay. Sparks fly, but she soon finds out that he’s a widower and has some baggage to deal with.
Thankfully, Priya finds moral support in the fact that her friends Farida, Mini and Namrata are approaching the three-O milestone too. Free-spirited Farida, shy Namrata, feisty Mini and Priya are brought together by family drama, boy trouble, and the fast-approaching birthdays. As they navigate love and friendships, they realize there’s a difference between growing up and growing old . . .
Pick up your copy of the book here – Twenty Nine Going on Thirty
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