6 Apr 2014

#58 Book Review

Who will cry when you die?

Author: Robin Sharma
Genre: Inspirational, Motivational (Non-fiction)
Rating: 4.5/5(self)
About the author in brief:
Robin S. Sharma (born 1964) is a Canadian lawyer, leadership expert and a writer. He is of Indian ethnicity with his father hailing from Jammu, India. Robin Sharma's training programmes and leadership lecturers are summarized to a five point checklist: 1) Be physically fit like a sportsman 2) Wake up at 5 in the morning and focus on mind, body and spirit. 3) Learn new things daily 4)Daily spend one hour away from technological benefits like smart phone, TV etc. 5)Be grateful to others and count and write five good things every day.
He has written several self help books on personality development and leadership which have been published in more than 60 countries and translated to more than 70 languages. Although he became a successful writer, he was forced to self-publish his first book with 2000 copies with his mother as editor of the first book. His book, The Monk who sold his Ferrari was adapted as a play and staged in places like Mumbai.

Review: The book opens up with a quotation of Norman Cousins, “The tragedy of life is not death, but what we let die inside of us while we live”.
The book has been divided into 101 chapters which give required insight to life. What makes the book interesting to read is the fantastic way of organization of the chapters. The chapters written in a concise manner are restricted to at max. to 2 pages. The titles of the chapters have been very intelligently picked up keeping in mind the need of the readers.
The usage of appropriate and emphatic quotations makes the script more powerful. It also gives an impression that the author has acquired a wide knowledge on books as he had read many cautiously and this quality of him has been reflected in his way of expression.
The language is lucid. The message that the author wants to convey can easily be extracted from the text.

My Experience: It is a must read. If you are searching for a self help book, no book can be better than this one. The words written in it ought to get promoted.
Each moment I spent devouring through the pages of it, I experienced a sense of complete bliss. I started to understand many things about life that I never understood. Words of wisdom are certainly worthy, I believe. They have the power to transform one’s life. In due course of reading, I got inspired to bring about many transformations in my life, the first one being maintaining a code of conduct for myself that I read daily to start my day well and this reminds me of the important things- priorities in life. It opened my eyes to many other rather deep aspects of life that have laid untouched so far.
Each one of us is filled with infinite potential and due to the ordeals of life; we tend to get into the state of forgetfulness about that power house that is deep intact within our core. Motivational books like this one serve the purpose of waking us up from deep slumber.
A billion thanks to the author for transforming the life of so many (including myself). J
In the nut shell, I must state that it is among those books which require to be read again and again because the more you read, the more you can extract from it.

Swati Sarangi

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