Readomania’s next release is, That’s News To Me – A Presswallah’s Journey by Manjula Lal. The book is slated to hit the market in early June.
Book Blurb: Dogs can be trained to fetch newspapers for their masters.
Should a journalist be treated as a retriever of news by his masters?
Told with verve and wit, this is the story of Manush, a talented, independent-minded journalist who tries to stick to the core values of his profession while keeping body and soul together. Out in the field, he enjoys the adrenaline rush of getting scoops and the challenge of solving real-life mysteries. Back in the office, he has to tackle toxic bosses who don’t give a toss about talent and are insecure about their own jobs. And at home, there is emotional distress from a marriage only in name. As the action shifts from a magazine in Noida to a newspaper in Delhi to a website in Gurgaon, the world around Manush changes while he continues his dogged pursuit of career goals and fascinating women.
Will forces out of his control, make him go into a free fall?
Will friends and family give him the respect he deserves?
Or will he realise redemption lies elsewhere?
Do definitely grab a copy to find more 😀
About the Author: Manjula Lal currently works as Dy Editor with Tehelka. In a career spanning 30 years, she has worked for The Economic Times, Pioneer, The Times of India, Indian Express and a host of smaller banners.
Born in Ballia, a remote village of Uttar Pradesh where her father was a district magistrate, the author spent 11 years in a convent boarding school in the hill station of Nainital. After attending college in Lucknow and getting her master’s in political science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she went to Pennsylvania State University as a teaching assistant. Her stint as the first columnist of foreign origin for a local newspaper, gave her a taste of celebrityhood that made her impatient to return to New Delhi and plunge into journalism.
The online cover launch and the author chat is scheduled for 2nd June.
Readomania is also doing a physical launch of the same on 17th June in IHC.
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That’s News To Me! Genre: Fiction – General MRP: INR 275 ISBN: 9789385854071
To Great Reads!