Here are some crucial points from Mimi Hittalmani's manual for the 'Twenty Somethings':
Stop thinking you are special.
Don’t tell your parents “Every Damn Thing!”
It's okay to be NON-listed.
Make your first solo trip.
Date as many people as possible.
The twenties are a rehearsal for the Thirties.
Get over yourself!....
And as much as I would like to deny, there are, ahem, a lot of things in the Manual that I would agree to.
In her debut novel 'The Twisted Twenties', Deepali Junjappa has incorporated the language of ‘The WhatsApp Age’ with elegance and created a refreshing narrative. Now Mimi could be any girl of today’s age. Born to Academic Indian parents, she is expected to ace everything she touches and preferably do something academic as well. She has other ideas and decides to go her own way which leads her to good jobs, bad jobs, evading possibly the worst job ever, heartache, blasts from the past, screwing up, falling into the low’s and climbing out of them.
Pick up the book for Mimi Hittalmani's maddening, exasperating and thoroughly entertaining journey through the roller-coaster that is 'The Twisted Twenties.'
From The Back Cover:
For Mimi Hittalmani, a confused twenty something life is about to begin. After getting sacked by her bad ass editor for attending a silly Bollywood bash, clotted with a nasty breakup; Mimi decides to expand her worldview. Two years later, armed with a foreign degree and some flashy Aussie stories she begins her mis-adventures in Mumbai where she meets the gorgeous Mehra brothers and falls in love with all three at once. Mimi then joins the carnival and let’s herself go on the train of chaos, cacophony, camera and drama. She’s glad; her co passengers are all potential soul mates, she never met; the brotherhood of lost loves. From then on the joy ride of working, flirting, schmoozing, networking, hiring ‘tight assed’ women and finally falling in love become part of Mimi’s quirky and hilarious journey. By the end she realizes that the twenties are indeed twisted; it’s OK to goof up, jump courses, change careers, flout opinions and of course chat up four guys at once!
You can purchase 'The Twisted Twenties' here.