On the Outside Looking Indian

Paperback $16.00

May 01, 2012 | 288 Pages

Ebook $12.99

May 01, 2012 | 288 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    May 01, 2012 | 288 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    May 01, 2012 | 288 Pages

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“In this terrifically funny and engaging memoir, Rupinder Gill sets out to do the things that were forbidden during her ‘typical Indian’ adolescence. In the process, she begins to understand her identity as a daughter of immigrants, and to figure out what she truly desires for her own future. Gill’s narration is full of wit, longing, and so-bad-it’s-good 80s nostalgia; reading this book is like going on a trip with a great new friend.”—Bich Minh Nguyen, author of Stealing Buddha’s Dinner

“Rupinder Gill has written a hilarious book about childhood longings and coming to terms with the family you’ve been dealt.  I truly enjoyed this book.”—Mishna Wolff, author of I’m Down    


“Rupinder Gill is like a one-woman Truth and Reconciliation committee, humanely—and hilariously—squaring her strict Indian upbringing with the hardly less rigorous challenge of learning to stand on her own two feet.  Deeply funny, deeply fresh, and deeply fair: the memoirist’s sacred trinity. All hail!”—Rachel Shukert, author of Everything is Going to Be Great


“An honest . . . humorous account of growing up the child of Indian immigrants. . . . Throughout, Gill writes about her parents in a balanced way, presenting them as neither angels nor demons. The tone is lighthearted, and Gill is a heroine to root for—relatable, imperfect and prone to both success and failure. . . . A lighthearted read.”—Kirkus

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