25 April, 2014

#BookReview :: Naked Determination,41 Stories About Overcoming Fear by Gisela Hausmann

Discover this author's 41 most exciting and inspiring adventures...
If you liked the "Chicken Soup" series you'll love this life skills book. 
41 Stories about: 

Now, I am not much of a non-fiction reader but what attracted me to this book, and can also be said to be the USP of it, is the fact that the author has narrated incidents from her own life. 

From losing her husband early to losing her job during recession to handling a bully, Gisela has seen and faced a lot in her life. As she tells us stories from different chapters of her life, she leaves us with a message that she learned and ones that we can learn from her life. Gisela has dreamt the dreams and the gone ahead to do what it takes to make those dreams come true. She did not back out when times got hard or when there seemed to be too many hurdles across her path. To move ahead and to take things in her stride as she moved forward on the path to success, Gisela has done a good job.

The stories are told simply as if the author was narrating it to someone sitting across from her. Highly unpretentious and not even a little bit preachy, these stories will strike a chord in your heart and maybe, just maybe, you will decide to take the lesson away with you. Being a 31 year old Indian, my background is very different from the author’s yet I had a sense of déjà vu while reading the stories as if she was telling me my story or that of someone I know closely. That is the best part of this book – the author narrates reality instead of some fictional stories and as such readers can connect to them better than those we read at moral science class at school.

Overall, this is a fast read even if it isn’t such a light one. Give it a try…

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