NEW CANADIAN VOICE: As Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling and Roxane Gay do south of the border, Scaachi writes about Canadian culture and identity with authority, humour and flair. Only twenty-five years old, she speaks to the experiences and concerns of young Canadians with unparalleled honesty, precision and verve.
FRESH PERSPECTIVE: In Scaachi’s words: “Canada isn’t known for its wealth of non-fiction essayists (unless those essays in question have something to do with a loon or a man living in the woods or Conrad Black), and even fewer humourists (again: unless you include Conrad Black). I’m also a female visible minority, so on the cover of the book we can have printed, ’If you love affirmative action, you’re going to love this!’”
GROWING PLATFORM: In addition to her buzzworthy writing for Buzzfeed, The New Yorker and more, Scaachi garners attention as the social experiment correspondent on CBC Radio’s Q, as well as for her uproarious, brazen and topical tweets.
Praise for Scaachi Koul:
“As occasionally happens with writers, Scaachi first caught my eye on Twitter where she was consistently witty and delightful enough that I began to seek out, and then eagerly anticipate, her long form work. Scaachi’s writing is flat-out funny, well-observed, never maudlin and yet sometimes sincerely, hilariously, moving. A fresh yet (and this is uncommon in one so young) refined voice. She knows what she’s doing. I’d read anything she writes, buy stock in her if I could.”—Tabatha Southey, columnist at The Globe and Mail and Elle
“Scaachi Koul has a way with words. She yells at them and punches them in the arm and calls them a baby until they do what she wants. A sculptor whose clay is anger, she hollers ’Don’t be a baby, you dumb words,’ until honest, insightful, occasionally funny sentences are formed. It couldn’t be that she is just good at writing. That can’t be it.”—Corey Mintz, author of How To Host A Dinner Party