Geetanjali Mukherjee is the author of 7 books. Her recent book "Anyone Can Get An A+: How To Beat Procrastination, Reduce Stress and Improve Your Grades" was written to help students of all ages improve their study habits and get better grades with techniques based on the latest scientific research. She has a law degree from the University of Warwick UK and a Masters' in Public Policy from Cornell University. Geetanjali currently lives in Singapore.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Calcutta, India, a city known for its cultural contribution to India. The only Indian recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Rabindranath Tagore, is from the same city, and in fact, I am named after his Nobel Prize winning book of poetry. Thus, in some ways, writing was in my destiny. I grew up surrounded by ideas, and one of my favourite memories with my mother is going to the children's library to spend an entire afternoon reading books.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to re-read some of my favourite books, like the works of Austen and classics like "The Wizard of Oz". I am a huge fan of chick-lit, especially from British and Irish writers, and everyone in my family knows, once I have started on one, I won't emerge till I'm done with the book! I also love cartoons, especially Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes. I am also a huge fan of Agatha Christie, and have read every book of hers, many of them twice.
I have lately become a fan of John Gardner's James Bond novels. I also have read every single Amy Tan book, and wait eagerly for her next offering. I enjoy some literary fiction as well.
In terms of non-fiction, I read business and productivity books voraciously, as well as an eclectic mix of books on economics, public policy, science and history. I also love cookbooks and nutrition / diet books.
This companion workbook to Anyone Can Get An A+ contains more than 130 exercises to help you implement and personalize the advice in the book. Use this workbook as a personalized study skills workshop to build better study habits and excel at school.
Do you wish you could get better grades? Do you struggle with some subjects and believe that maybe you're not cut out for them? Do you want to spend less time studying and still get good grades? Drawing on research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience, this book will help you to stop procrastinating, get more out of your study the time, and improve your grades significantly.
Cluster bombs are weapons that are small but deadly. Their unexploded submunitions in effect, act as landmines, sometimes even years later. For decades, humanitarian organizations sought to limit their use, but progress on the issue stalled. In 2008, the campaign to ban cluster munitions succeeded. How was this accomplished, and are there any wider lessons to be learned from it?
In the years since the Nuremberg trial, biographers have been fascinated with the life of Albert Speer, Hitler's architect and the man rumoured to replace him. This short book looks at the events leading up to the Nuremberg trial, and the trial itself, to understand the man behind the enigma.
This is a collection of poems, written during the author's time away at university. The collection, titled Illusions, is about the deceptions and illusions perpetrated by people, about themselves, both to others and to themselves.
A ready reference for students of English literature looking for help navigating the poetry of some of the late nineteenth and twentieth century’s greatest poets. The book contains in-depth critical analyses of poems from the work of W.H. Auden, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Philip Larkin and W.B. Yeats, as well as brief biographies on each poet, which help to put their poetry in context.
Packed with useful tips, I was pleasantly surprised by how useful this book is. I am still working through the suggestions, doing as Mark suggests, to implement the easy tips first. I highly recommend this to any author of e-books, not necessary only for those published on Smashwords.