About The Book Ankita Sharma has the world in her palms. She is young, smart and heads turn at every corner she walks by. Born into a conservative middle class household - this defines the chronicle of her life. Set in a time when Doordarshan was the prime source of entertainment and writing love letters was the general fad, every youngster dreams of the thrills of college life. And so, her admission into an MBA institute in Mumbai follows. Ankita's story begins here, from her life as a college student. Life seems all sunshine and flowers until a drastic turn leaves her staring at a disturbing path, only because of her own misdoing. Jump to six months later. The sun glistens on a sombre building. Magnetized in view, the words - “Mental Institute”. Who is the face staring out of the window? What if destiny twisted your journey? What if it dragged you to a place that houses your worst fears? Would you stand and fight or would you run? Set in the late eighties, across two cities, Life is What You Make It is a compelling account of growing up, determination, faith and how an unconquerable spirit can overcome the punches destiny throws at you. At its core, it is a love story that makes us question our identity and the concept of sanity. Published on the first day of 2011, Life is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy is available in paperback . About The Author From the acclaimed author of 34 Bubblegums And Candies, Preeti Shenoy is among the top authors in India. She has a myriad of interests ranging from yoga, photography and sociology and currently resides in Bangalore. In the 2013 edition of Forbes, her name was mentioned in the 100 most influential celebrities of India. She has also written for Reader's Digest and has had articles of her published in various newspapers and magazines, including The Times of India.