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Autobiography Challenge

Anita Rau Badami markets her own (fake) autobiography

As part of the first writing challenge we ever held on CBC's Canada Writes, we asked famous writers to craft the back-cover blurb for their own autobiography. Here's acclaimed author Anita Rau Badami's surprising contribution.

My Favourite Socks and Me
By Anita Rau Badami

"You won't be able to eat anything after you've read this amazing book. Anita's descriptions of everything—and I mean every damn thing she can recall from her fifty years on this planet—will fill your body and soul. I gulped it in one sitting and was sick afterwards."

Anita's real bio: Anita Rau Badami is the author of the bestseller Tamarind Mem. Her second novel, The Hero's Walk, won the Regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize, was named a Washington Post "Best Book," and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction. Her latest novel is Tell It to the Trees

Photo credit: Richard Max Tremblay


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