Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bingo!!! The book!!!!!!!!!


You’ve got nothing left to prove ...
remember, life soars at 60!


Penguin Books India is delighted to announce the publication of


Shobhaa at Sixty
Secrets of Getting It Right at Any Age


By Shobhaa Dé


Published by Hay House
9789380480497 / Paperback / 217 pages / Rs 350



Shobhaa Dé is known to live life by her own rules. Declaring sixty ‘the new forty’, she shares some of her most intimate secrets that are valuable at any age. From beauty tips, dealing with anxiety and ageing to spiritual quests and seeking solace and tranquility, Shobhaa wants you to have a joyous and fulfilling existence.

In Shobhaa at Sixty, she helps the reader rejuvenate their life, giving wise, honest and practical advice on how to cope with the daily challenges and stresses we face in today’s fast-paced world. She shares her own experiences from her life spanning six decades, claiming the inspiration for penning this book was, in her own words, ‘to free people from the cage of age’.

Whether it’s flagging levels of confidence or diminishing stamina, Shobhaa with her trademark wit and insight provides the perfect antidote. Laying great emphasis on family values and ties, she stresses on making each passing decade more meaningful and enriching while taking the time to enjoy the small pleasures of life.

Leading by example, Shobhaa shows us just how much we have to look forward to, no matter what our age!


About the Author

Voted by Reader’s Digest as one of ‘India’s Most Trusted People’ and one of the ‘50 Most Powerful Women in India’ by Daily News and Analysis, Shobhaa Dé is one of India’s highest selling authors and a popular social commentator. Her works comprising both fiction and non-fiction have been featured in comparative literature courses at universities abroad and in India. Her writing has been translated into many regional languages as well as French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish.


For more information please contact Mina Okamoto at 4613 1494 or mina.okamoto@in.penguingroup.com

For more information on Penguin Books India please contact Hemali Sodhi at hemali.sodhi@in.penguingroup.com
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BLOGDOSTS! This one is just for you! I swear!
Haven't shared THE NEWS with anybody else.
It is an auspicious day.
And what a lovely way to mark it!
Bring it on, guys!!!! Tell me what you think.... tell me you are happy for me...
I AM SOARING!!!

63 comments:

goodluck said...

Stunning you look.

SpiritualDiary said...

Hi Shobha,
I am looking forward to reading your book. This is just the kind of book I am looking for right now. You are an inspiration and a wonder women to me. I enjoy reading your blogs at the end of the day. All The Best and Thanks for lighting up our days with your wonderful anecdotes. Luv

goodluck said...

Sixty is not sweet sixteen. But you give hope to many in that age group. Sixty is the age when one becomes serene and start coming to terms with many things. Sixty is the age when a woman starts looking at things differently. Life offers little for her. But she can offer a lot.The anxiety of the fortys vanishes, while the gloominess of fiftys stays for a while. Birthdays are no more fun but grim reminders of advancing age. Children take over slowly. You are an exception along with some others. Exceptions dont make any difference for the vast majority but give hope to many who aspire to emulate you.
Soar high like Jonathan Livingston Seagull which made its own rules.

krunal said...

wonderful and inspiring, i must say.

but i don't understand the anxiety of women over age. you would never see a 60 year old bill gates writing a book 'bill at 60'. it's seems to be more about how to keep one's looks intact. men take pride over establishing an enterprise or something whereas women over keeping their beauties intact and their beauty tips updated. but you're an exception. not the rule.

K A L L U said...

"Awesome" is the word to describe you. Am heading to the bookstore tomorrow! All the best and God Bless!
Kalyani

almd said...

A perfect example of inner beauty with brains.Love your brutally honest opinions.You are an inspiration and truly make a difference in this world.Thank you, Respected Shobhaa De.All the very best, May God Bless you immensely.

obssesor said...

Great Cover.

anamika said...

can i have a free copy as being your regular reader and commenter Shoba:D

Gyanban said...

Let the force be with you. !

You see we are all on the same train...some in S1 some in S6..and some in AC1 - but net net the destination is the same. The point is to enjoy the stations in between and share the journey with the people in the same berth !

So here s wishing you many many more stations before your final destination !
Cheers

Sweta said...

Shobha you are at your 60's... I can't believe it.... you look stunning :)

Himanshu said...

i will look more younger than you when i at 60

Sachin Shitole said...

Hey, your looks on the cover page really outdo the entire film industry of today. Wishing you great levels of success in this book too.
Best of Luck !

avidblogger said...

Wow..this is amazing. Cant wait to read this one. I'm so so happy for you Shobhaa. Wish you the very best for its release. And you look stunning too.I'm sure this one will top the bestsellers list.

sapta said...

happy for u!! will definitly read it

Kiran Raivaderra said...

GREAT...Much more than what we expected. The cover looks elegant, dignified and yes respectable, unlike covers of your novels. And you look gorgeous. Liked the idea. All the best. What will be the cost btw? Too intimidating? Can v suggest one thing? Can you post one chapter a week on your site? it will be a great service you will be doing to your dostlog..right? Just kidding...

Theyoginme said...

Congratulations. This book will be a big seller ... You're beautiful person inside and out

RAJ47 said...

Hi Shobhaa,
Wow! What a cover!
Beauty and brains together and that too at the new forty.
What a beautiful dress and the brooch is terrific.
You look stunningly beautiful.

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Great Cover!

Great subject too. So little has been written for and about forward looking desi women of some maturity.

When is the book being launched? Will someone be unveiling the book? If so, I hope it is a mature woman of substance who is not showbiz related.

Ofcourse I cannot wait to he book. It is going to be a great read!

Congratulations!

Pratap said...

I am looking forward to reading this.
Do you have book signings scheduled in Mumbai or Pune? Hope you will post them here.

The cover photograph is stunning? Is that Gautam R's work?

pmathur said...
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pmathur said...

A book is a 'creation' - something that's come out of one's inner self. It's - it's almost like giving birth to a child.

And therefore the feeling of accomplishment and the excitement and the joy cannot really be described. Its a feeling felt only by the author.

So here's wishing you 'The Very Best' with this launch. Needless to state, I will read the book.

And wishing you 'Many More'

Mehak said...

congratulations! this is great...
I have been wanting to read your autobiography but haven't found it in any bookstores yet..

Tanvi Singh Mor said...

Congratulations Shobha!Terrific!!Iam sure it will be quite inspiring and entertaining..looking forward to snatch one soon!!

Sparkling said...

Heartiest Congratulations!!!
This book will most definitely adorn my shelf :)

Gosh! You look stunning! Amazing cover!
If this look is the new 40, I'm so looking forward to turning 60 ;p

sonal said...

Congragulations, i am sure the book will be great, even better than the cover!Keep soaring higher!

shadan said...

i cant believe it u r sixty ?

wise donkey said...

If you had posted this on April 1st we would have laughed and said 60 Riggggght!

Wish you the best.

What 40! its more mid thirties. Not flattering you, look at the mirror. but i am sure some hard work is involved. Keep going!

All the Best.

PS : At last a post where no one will disagree .

wise donkey said...

hope no one has hacked into your account and posted this as a joke. You are 60 !!??!!

tishyarakshita said...

You look awesome! Can't wait to read the book. Also, I love your comments on Twitter. Please tweet as often as you can :)

Best,
Tish

Sameer said...

Ekdam mast...:) very excited to read the book when it will be launched (and hopefully we can get it here in US). Good luck Shobhaa...

Raghav Khattar said...

It's a brilliant cover. Good job done by Hay House Publishers India!

Join them at www.facebook.com/hayhouseindia

Shaina said...

Its just what we've been waiting for!! Cant wait to get my hands on it. But the cover and the introduction sure looks gorgeous and so do you. Good luck with this one. I am sure It'll rock!

Radhika Gupta said...

hey!! you look stunning..!! whatever ur age might be... i feel you'll be young at heart forever... I am sure like ur posts..ur book will also be great!!! best of luck!!

Pooja Rathore said...

hey Ma de i was waiting for this book u had mentioned somewhere that you will come out with book of this kind and i had asked you about it sometime back and its out iam very happy about it.
you are looking good in Blue and fresh .
From the cover the first gut feeling is its going to do very well( the cover is very attractive and has a classy look).The magic is about you and color blue.
As time is very good for you sep to dec ( every year)will usually be a good period( go back and u will come across many imp events taken place during this period) you have timed the booklaunch well expect good response and another thing is Shobhaa at sixty sums up to 16 = 7( your lucky number)Expect big miracle! try to do imp works on 7 and 2nd or dates adding to 7 and 2 you will have extra luck on your side- on any imp decisons with regard to book rely on your inner voice ( take your dreams , the small voice within seriously ).
Congragulations - All shall be well!

*Aham* said...

sorry, cant hold myself. And have to tell you.

You are so much a Phataaka! WOW. WOw! WOW! you look ekdam mast.

hein... aapki twachha se umar ka patta hi nahi chalta.

I am toh tensed about being just 31 De. happens when your BF is 9 years younger.

:) love the way you are.
sarv gunn sampann.

SUFFIX said...

Hi Shobaa, All the best to you, i am impressed :)=D

Manjiri Kale said...

Dear Ma De...

You look wow...

mast..mast..mast (mahesh manjarekar style)

Congratulation....!

Harsha said...

Congratulations...! and my best wishes on the sucess of your book..., looking forward to reading it..:)). you inspire me...cheers !!

Latha said...

looking forward to reading it.

Sourabh Katagade said...

उत्साहाला वयाचं वलय नसतं हेच खरं..
साठीच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर प्रकाशित होणार्या या पुस्तकाला माझ्या पूर्ण शुभेच्छा...
I am glad to say, Shobha mam, once I had seen your interview on IBN-Lokamat and since then i have started weiting the 'Blog'
Though I am not as good as you nor experienced, I confess here that you are one of my inspirations...

NAT said...

Shobha,

I am ..............will get back my bearings and then words shall flow.............

Cheers!

Norman

kanch said...

Please stop this chorus of comments on Ms, De's looks. The lady is a writer!

dA sCuTtLeBuTT said...

Dear Shobha,

I jes can't wait to read dis book.I truly adore you for what you are, for every li'l thing you say. I have read all the books written by you n this one won't be missed for sure.

Kudos to da all tym DIVA...

Vinay. said...

the cover is great. we are sure that what is between the covers will be fullfilling and engrossing. all the very best , dear ma de

Unknown!!! said...

so this a blog is devoted to Shobhaa De.. nice work man..she would definitely love you.
coming to her looks..thats some efforts needed..

cmpershad said...

"remember, life soars at 60!"

Or is it - life sours at 60 :)
Wish you a happy and healthy long life and may your pen [keyboard] render unhindered company to you :)

angel eyes said...

I admire what you do Shobhaji. In fact, your spirit and enthusiasm at 60 is quite inspirational. However, it is sad to see that your photo looks heavily air-brushed and touched up on the cover. I do get your message that woman can look good at 60 but hate the publishing practise of air-brushing and depiction of a wrong image of a woman on the glossy covers. If anything, you look very good with your natural saari-clad look in your other photos- which I hope is without air brushing.

Satish Ashtaputre said...

So,Madam De , an auspicious de has arrived 4 u. Great! good luck 4 ur new book.

Divya Virmani said...

Ms. De, Congrats on your book! Looking foward to it... No doubt on your damsel look and figure which btw is very hard to maintain at any given age!

Kudos to Ms. De :)

Harman said...

hi..shobha
Congrats dear you look stunning ..at sixty an inspiration to many of us.
I will order the book online!

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

"Sparkling... Sixties..."

Congrats!!!!

pritiahuja said...

Shobhaa at 60! I haven't seen anyone look just so gorgeous at 60! Had a whale of a time teasing my mum who happens to be younger than you. Way to go! We so love you for who you are!

Raghav Khattar said...

Amazing cover design!

Shobhaa (at Sixty) giving teenagers a run for their age!

Good job done by Hay House Publishers.
www.facebook.com/hayhouseindia

gb said...

congrats for new book. must be great as u r. you are wonderful writer and person. the price of Rs.350 is too much for a middleclass reader so, as suggested by someone above, pl. publish it chapter wise when there is no stuff for your blog for the benefit of your regular blog readers.

Sidhusaaheb said...

One of India's most trusted people has either chosen to use an air-brushed image on that book-cover or to take a lot of help from a make-up artiste or to use an old photograph, as a comparison with photographs posted earlier on this blog can help to prove.

:D

Jyostna said...

OMG u luk fabulous on the cover

P said...

FAB! that cover page is simply fab! you claim new 40 but I think you could have gotten away with new 30!! Especially when one will associate your writing to your face, it has the wit and charm!
Good Luck

Harneet said...

Congratulations on the new book. I have just ordered the book. Waiting eagerly for it.

Harneet said...

But the book at http://www.indiaplaza.in/books/9789380480497.htm

Pramod Ganji said...

Congratulations Shobaji, hope this book of yours will be inspiring for many readers who read all your articles with a lot of interest.

अल्पना वर्मा said...

Congratulations !
Eagerly waiting to get it here.

Siddharth said...

u look so so beautiful...i wish i could marry u.... i have not seen some one so simple yet beautiful and the most important thing is the way u carry yourself...i really appreciate that....take care,,,,,apna khayal rakna....

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