In which blurb writing - that fine tradition of the publishing industry worldwide - skyrockets to new depths. The invitation card for the launch of Anupam Kher's book The Best Thing About You is You! includes the following note of approbation by India's leading literary celeb of the past month:
"What a powerful title. I believe it."- Oprah Winfrey
I love the mental picture this blurb conjures of Oprah being led through the publisher's warehouse and handed sundry book covers which she studies intently before pronouncing judgement for generations of readers to come. I also like the Khushwant Singh blurb just below hers (and look forward to his full review, which will no doubt be a chatty account of how he knew Anupam Kher's grandfather in Lahore in 1925).