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From A Wonky Path To An Open Road

Although I had set out to read memoirs in 2020, this book was not on my list. I did not even know that Janey de Nordwall existed. Thanks to BookSirens, on whose list of memoirs this book showed up. They gave me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.And boy! Was this a […]

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Tiny Beautiful Things

In December 2019, I had decided that I would read only memoirs in 2020, which seems quite silly in hindsight. I came across Cheryl Strayed’s Wild when I was preparing a list. As usual, I googled to know more. It was then that I learned about Tiny Beautiful Things.  I added it to my humongous […]

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Becoming

Let me say this at the outset: I like and admire Michelle Obama for being a strong woman and succeeding in whatever she sets out to do. Focusing on just this book and not on the author was difficult, as is usual when you review a memoir of someone so famous and popular. However, I […]

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168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

  In this book, Laura Vanderkam says that to find enough time for everything that matters to you, it is best to make plans for a week—that is 168 hours—ahead. Planning your time or scheduling your activities is a great idea, which almost every other book on time management might have been telling you. The […]

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Starting a Business

Walter Grant has collated all information you would wish to refer if you are starting your business. It is organized well too. If that is not enough, he also has checklists for each topic. The book can be helpful to beginners contemplating their business and have not yet read many management books.  However, if you […]

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The Monster Inside

This memoir by Eva Casey Velasquez has everything—secrets, sexual abuse, bullying, domestic violence, alcoholism, suicide—and the kitchen sink in it! It is a frank account of how Eva overcame all odds and became a CEO.  Eva seems to have imbibed her father’s favourite saying ‘Illegitimus Non Carborundum’ (Don’t let the bastards grind you down). She […]

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How to Choose the Ultimate Side-Hustle

How to Choose the Ultimate Side-Hustle: Making Money and Being Your Own Boss by Kristine Hudson makes you scrutinize your idea of a side hustle. It also has useful, detailed, well-organized, practical information on how to do so. The book does not have much on ‘how to choose’. However, it does away with the need […]

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Real Artists Have Day Jobs

I remember reading Sara Benincasa’s article Real Artists Have Day Jobs. It made an impression on me, which is why when I came across her book of the same name, I added it to my Amazon wish list. Out of all the books on that list, my friend chose to buy it for me as […]

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Stay, Daughter

Yasmin Azad’s Stay, Daughter is a profound account of the lives of Muslim women as they try to find their identity while negotiating the orthodoxy in Islam. Azad tries to convey that customs and beliefs should exist in equilibrium with modernity and individual freedom.I am an Indian from Kerala, which makes much of this book’s […]

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The 50-Year Secret

Synopsis: Julie MacNeil is 6’4”, and although she is neither a WNBA athlete nor a famous model, she has a remarkable story to tell. As an adopted child, she always wondered about the parents who gave her up. After overcoming a challenging childhood and surviving two tumultuous marriages, a chance DNA test revealed an incredibly […]