Book Review : ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane

‘Ask Again, Yes‘ is a¬†hopeful, shining, glorious story that brings forcefully home the message that no matter how bad things may seem in the moment, in retrospect and with context, we will feel redeemed. When did I start reading emotionally complex stories? That’s what I asked myself midway through Mary Beth Keane’s brilliant novel Ask … Read more

Book Review : WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? by Caitlin Doughty

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? by Caitlin Doughty - Book Review

Sub-titled “Big Questions From Tiny Mortals”, Caitlin’s book “Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?“ addresses the naively innocent (but tough, no-holds-barred!) questions from young kids about a disconcerting and taboo subject… Death! When I die, I’d consider it an honor to be cremated by the coolest mortician in the world, Caitlin Doughty! Why? Because of … Read more

Book Review : THE MOST FUN WE EVER HAD by Claire Lombardo

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo - Book Revew

‘The Most Fun We Ever Had‘, Claire Lombardo’s debut novel, addresses the complicated dynamics between a mother and her four daughters through a lengthy exploration into each of their lives and how they become entangled. You tear through some books, eager and excited to reach the end. You slow down to savor and relish others, … Read more

Book Review : CHOOSE YOURSELF by James Altucher

James Altucher’s ‘couldn’t care less’ style of self-improvement writing seems paradoxically to have a better shot at working to create actual impact… and ‘Choose Yourself!‘ is a great example of the principle at work! Whenever Muffin¬†grabs hold of something that fascinates her, she’ll shake her head from side to side violently. We joke about it … Read more

Book Review : DAVID & GOLIATH by Malcolm Gladwell

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell - Book Review

Malcolm Gladwell’s DAVID & GOLIATH: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, like the legendary biblical anecdote, is about the triumph of the puny against the great. In a series of historical studies and real-life stories, the author makes a convincing, fact-backed case for how what appears to be, by conventional standards, a “disadvantage” … Read more

Book Review : THE GORGEOUS DOZEN by Vivek Aiyyar

The Gorgeous Dozen by Vivek Aiyyar - Book Review

Sometimes you pick up a book not for any epic revelation, or soul-stirring emotion, or paradigm-shifting discovery… but just because you’re intrigued by the premise of a question that begins with “What if…?” That’s also why I expected ‘The Gorgeous Dozen‘ to be a light, light-hearted read. Vivek Aiyyar’s debut novel was that – and … Read more

Book Review : THE LOST DECADE by Pooja Mehra

Among books that describe the arc of events and developments over a time frame, Pooja Mehra’s ‘The Lost Decade‘ is a worthy contemporary inclusion. It deals with a contentious period of ‘growth’, and puts into the right perspective a slew of seemingly diverse and disparate events and policies. History is one of my deep-seated passions … Read more