13 Mar 2013

F?@k Knows by Shailendra Singh

About Book

Fuck Knows book by Shailendra Singh. The book is funny and candid, yet rich in insights on how to really live life on your own terms, this unconventional self-help manual is unlike any book around. What do you want from life? Are you on the right track? Are you truly happy? If your answer to these questions is Fuck knows!, then this book is for you.

Candid and thoughtful, Fuck Knows will show you how to really live life on your own terms, to do what you want to do and not what you have to do just because your father said so!

 My View

This book doesn’t preach, considering all your answers to life’s important questions would be “Fuck Knows”. It’s not a self-help genre, but still teaches you a lot, including the language. If you are someone who complains about foul language, I’d suggest you keep off this one.  Sometimes it irritated the shit outta me. Do not read this to “improve” self, but to discover actual life between what you think is life.

There are 5 important things why you should pick a copy.

  • About heart & life - Your heart is the closest thing to truth that you will find in life
  • The questions and answers - Everything that you wanted to know, everything that you didn’t even know, you wanted to know is all right there. Inside you. It is that easy
  • What is that you want - Write out 5 things that you want to accomplish by end of year. Not what your family wants to do or your wife wants you to do, or your boss wants to do, what you, deep in your heart, want to do.
  • Amidst busy schedule - Have you figured out your ME time?
  • On gut, heart and mind - Listen to your gut. Next flash your mind starts acting up. Pause it. Don’t act. Your gut is voice of your heart.

You might feel that you already know every detail that are said above. Agreed, but have you implemented 1% of what any self-help book has taught you? This one makes you want to do that, today, not tomorrow but today. That my friend is the major difference!! Written in 75 very short tales it deals with various aspects and not unlike any normal self-help that usually focuses on a single one. For instance you will find answers on love, question on wealth, raise fingers on attitude, make you take pen to jolt down goals, tick your to-do lists, let you listen to heart and most importantly gut. It says when not to shut up and when to think and when to just keep quiet.

Author finds humor in few of the traumatic incidents of (his) life & does not play the usual emotional card like any other author in the market. Each chapter doesn’t stretch beyond 3 pages and that makes it “not clich├ęd philosophical” pick. My favorite chapters have to be “Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi” and “Conversation with God”.

As much as I enjoyed author linking the chapters to his own life, there are certain chapters that sound very fake. I also thought there is no flow of any kind. If you read it in a continuous stretch you would be confused with too much information, but if you read it bit by bit, chapter by chapter, there would be right amount of information instilled in your mind is what I feel.

Do not expect a “Dale Carnegie” type of content but if are bored with the regular fiction novels, go pick it up. And as I mentioned read it, slowly. 

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