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The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News

The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News

Meghna Pant
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Soon to be seen as a major motion picture Badnam Ladoo, this humorous yet inspiring story of a small-town woman’s fight against social stigma will resonate with every woman, and man

Thirty-four-year-old Ladoo, a simple middle-class divorcée from Rishikesh, wants only one thing from life–a baby. She eats gondh halwa, drinks badam milk, and takes folic acid, to slow down her ticking biological clock and become the world’s most fertile woman.

When an accidental meeting with a gynaecologist reveals that her ‘eggs are drying up’ and finding a sperm donor is her last chance of having a child, Ladoo races against time to find the right baby daddy, whose kundali matches her, while addressing her own mixed feelings about whether Mr Right Donor can also be Mr Right.

Along the way, Ladoo must figure out whether motherhood means marriage, whether being a single mother means loneliness, whether ‘my body, my rules’ applies to women, and whether doing something scandalous is outrageous or courageous.

Imprint: Ebury Press

Published: Apr/2021

ISBN: 9780143453543

Length : 256 Pages

MRP : ₹299.00

The Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Good News

Meghna Pant

Soon to be seen as a major motion picture Badnam Ladoo, this humorous yet inspiring story of a small-town woman’s fight against social stigma will resonate with every woman, and man

Thirty-four-year-old Ladoo, a simple middle-class divorcée from Rishikesh, wants only one thing from life–a baby. She eats gondh halwa, drinks badam milk, and takes folic acid, to slow down her ticking biological clock and become the world’s most fertile woman.

When an accidental meeting with a gynaecologist reveals that her ‘eggs are drying up’ and finding a sperm donor is her last chance of having a child, Ladoo races against time to find the right baby daddy, whose kundali matches her, while addressing her own mixed feelings about whether Mr Right Donor can also be Mr Right.

Along the way, Ladoo must figure out whether motherhood means marriage, whether being a single mother means loneliness, whether ‘my body, my rules’ applies to women, and whether doing something scandalous is outrageous or courageous.

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Meghna Pant

Meghna Pant is a multiple award-winning author, journalist, feminist and speaker.
Her books-How to Get Published in India, Feminist Rani, The Trouble with Women, Happy Birthday and One & a Half Wife-have been published to commercial and critical acclaim. Pant has been felicitated with various honours and her works have been shortlisted for distinguished contribution to literature, gender issues and journalism, including the Bharat Nirman Award, Laadli Media Award, FICCI Young Achiever's Award, The Lifestyle Journalist Women Achievers' Award, FON South Asia Short Story Award, Muse India Young Writer Award, Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Frank O'Connor International Award and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
Pant has been invited as a speaker for the nation's biggest literary festivals and conferences, and has appeared as a panellist on prime-time news and international channels to discuss gender
issues. Pant has written articles for and been quoted in leading national and international media.
She has worked as a business news anchor for Times Now, NDTV and Bloomberg-UTV in New York and Mumbai. She currently lives in Mumbai with her husband and two daughters.

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