2017 has seen a flurry of books being rolled out on celebrities. Karan Johar, Rishi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rekha, Hema Malini, Asha Bhosle, Naseeruddin Shah – it is a long list. Divya Dutta’s memoir is unique in the way that it doesn’t bring her into the limelight at all. Me and Ma celebrates and eulogises Divya’s mother, Dr Nalini Dutta. The book is a moving account of a daughter’s promise to pay tribute to her mother’s relentless passion, sacrifices, and her zest for life. In a candid and conversational tone, Divya chronicles her trials and triumphs, with her mother being the principal part of her life and decisions. From her childhood till up to the point where Divya sees her mother breathe her last in the hospital, Divya’s tale takes us through a journey so honest and touching, it doesn’t fit into the conventional celebrity autobiographies. Divya provides photographs of Nalini Dutta, along with an intimate narrative of a beautiful, heartfelt bond between a mother and daughter.