Life is a Pack of 52 cards – my thoughts


Author – Sumeet Jain

Blurb –

Life is always a game of choices. It involves an interplay of conclusions that we draw every day, depending upon our perception of life. 
As the perceptions change, so do the conclusions too. To some, life has always been half-full’ while others perceive it as half-empty’. Through this book, one can easily solder wire the brain, to look at life only and only as an offering ‘half-full’ instead of looking at it as half-empty. It is neither a book on Do’s and Don’ts nor is it some kind of a rule-book. It does not unveil any secret recipe of that magic potion either, which we have been searching for years.
The book, in reality, is a beautiful and honest compilation of authors personal and professional experiences. It elucidates and describes the various teachings that life has offered to him over all these years. Life is not only stranger than we can ever imagine, it is mysterious as well. It is like a riddle, wrapped as an enigma. Life is also the single most complex process to be understood, after the human brain. Each one of us has a unique life to live and each one of us has to deal with it uniquely rendering it almost impossible to have one size that fits all. However, the book would surely help us create a framework, thus enabling us to lead and live our life better in bliss and in peace.
The author pledges to donate all proceeds from the sale of this book to Being Human Foundation dedicated to educating the underprivileged kids and undertaking healthcare measures for them. He firmly believes that while our earnings reflect how we make a living, our contributions to the society embody how we make a life.

My thoughts –

I had won the book in Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway & I am thankful to the author for sending me a copy of the book. 🙂

In this book the author has compiled life-lessons from both his personal and professional life. He seems to be learning each and every day from the world around him and enriching his personal & professional life with a positive approach and at the same time giving back his learnings. He has laid out the chapters of the book like the 52 cards in a deck of cards. Each one of the chapters starts with a particular point which is then followed up with examples to drive the point home for the readers. And then at the end he has used some quotes to end the chapter….and I quite loved it. 🙂 The author has used a simple language and the reader can easily move through the chapters.

Initially I had a little difficulty in going through the chapters as this is not the genre I usually read & also because I was reading something else along with it. But then once I concentrated solely on this book, I drifted faster to the end. The fact that the chapters were short helped too. The book actually has highlighted about things we all already know but needed to be reminded of every now & then.

Final words – Overall it was a good read but I feel someone who loves reading book in this genre will be able to appreciate it much better. Also, the fact that author has pledged to donate all sale proceeds of the book to charity is really a very nice gesture. Great initiative Mr Sumeet! I wish you success with this book and all your future endeavours! 🙂

[This review is linked to my Indian Quills Challenge 2014 target (read about the challenge here)]

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