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Tuesday 8 April 2014

Love, That Shit by Chandru Bhojwani - A Book Review

Love, That Shit by Chandru Bhojwani - A Book Review
Love, That Shit by Chandru Bhojwani
I am here again with a book review and this time it is from the non-fiction genre. In this book - Love, That Shit, author Chandru Bhojwani rants about life and relationships in general. It is not your stereotypical self-help book that promises you to give a solution to all your life issues; rather it is one that encourages you to look at life with a new perspective. The blurb at the back of the book talks about how life, in general, is for most people, and how this book is supposed to help them.

Quoted from the blurb:

Like a rollercoaster, relationships have their nauseating ups, downs, twists and turns... Sure, like a rollercoaster, relationships are also fun and exciting but what happens when the ride isn’t as smooth as you thought it would be? What do you do when you want to get off the ride but disengaging the safety harness is a lot harder than you thought? Or simply, what if you’re finding it difficult to get on a ride in the first place, especially when there isn't a height restriction?

 ...Unfortunately, relationships don’t come with perforated edges and Love, That Shit! (LTS) hopes to help you through the process of getting into, dealing with and even the aftermath of relationships. What sets LTS apart is its contemporary approach, aimed at enlightening while simultaneously, entertaining.

 Challenging norms and common thinking at times, LTS hopes to keep you chuckling, or at least smiling, as you embark on the journey and absorb its message.

Let’s first start with the title and look of the book. At first sight, one can easily find the title of the book a bit offending and the cover of the book doesn’t help either. If you are reading this book in a public place, you might get a few questioning stares as well. But as they say ‘don’t judge the book by its cover’, this book lives up to the quote. In less than 150 pages, Bhojwani has tried to dwell on some of the life biggest questions. He talks about relationships in general, marriages, finding the soul mate, breakups and everything else they bring into our lives.

The writing style is crisp and witty which makes the book a quick and enjoyable read. The best part is that you don’t have to read the chapters in the book in a sequence. Every chapter has its own message and you can choose to read them randomly. Personally, I could very much relate to some of them and found them enlightening. My favourites are ‘Spring Cleaning for your soul’ and Karmic connection. Chapters like ‘Who’s your Daddy’ and ‘Many faces of MIL’ had me laughing out loud.

I also liked the way each chapter started with a quote. Some of them were outright hilarious and others were quite inspiring. Here are a few of my favourites:
  • The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream, and how you handle disappointment along the way. – Robert Kiyosaki.
  • You have to experience life, make observations and ask questions. – Mos Def. 
  • Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. – Maya Angelou.
  • I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said,’ Get the hell off my property.’ – Joan Rivers.
  •  Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. – Democritus.
If non-fiction books on relationships and life in general, interests you then you can surely pick this book for your next read.

I received this book from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

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