WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
Books have a tendency of changing your life. Every genre has that promise, but self-help books have a head start. The covers often scream “Life Changing!” and the reviews rave about how this book is all you need to turn your life around.
All self-help books may not inspire you to turn a new leaf, but anything that pushes you to think is definitely a win.
Finding Your G-Spot In Life by Geetika Saigal is a self-help book “written for all of us, whether you’re just starting out your life or wishing to change it”. The book holds true to this little promise – anyone can read. Though the writer is a woman and some examples are specific to the female gender, most of the book is full of quips and tips that can work for anyone – man, woman, teenager and everything in between.
Let me begin by saying that customizing books is great – the same old structure often gets boring. Using the first person is a good idea that makes you feel like the author is talking right to you. But the idea of a constant change in the font size didn’t sit right with me. The change was distracting and broke a sort of uniformity that a reader is used to. Though this is perfectly subjective and perhaps another reader would have no problems with this format, I was personally not a fan.
“What would make me forget to eat, sleep and poop? Figured it out? Now go, just do it.”
Saigal succeeds in taking things we already know, putting it into simple and inspiring words and motivating us to just do it, already.
Often, we already know the solution to our problems. We only need a push. Finding Your G-Spot In Life is perfect for that. My favourite thing about this book is that it covers more or less everything that troubles us.
With every chapter, I found myself reading about situations that I most definitely have been in – and most of us have probably been in them. The author takes common themes like passion, productivity, dreams, bad habits and uses DIY activities, her own examples and general advice to motivate the reader to make the best of them.
One of my favourite chapters was the one about Passion, where Saigal takes the unconventional route and tells us that not everybody needs to have a passion. “If you don’t have a passion, simple live your life passionately”, she says. While most self-help books will ramble on about how one must have a passion and do everything to act on it, Finding Your G-Spot In Life tells the truth – it forces you to face your own weaknesses and admit the fact that perhaps the world is not always at fault; sometimes, it’s you who’s causing your problems. This is a realization we all need from a third party, because we won’t admit this to ourselves.
The approach is straightforward and to the point. I love the comparisons and references that the author uses. She calls getting through Thursday “Middle Child Syndrome” and I couldn’t agree more. The pop culture references and examples of her own life give a personal touch to the entire reading experience which, in my opinion, is significant for self-help books.
At the end of the day, a book is nothing but a nonliving, non-empathizing piece of text trying to bring changes in your life. If it’s not personal, it’s not effective. In this aspect, the author has nailed the genre.
“Smile to sleep every day.”
Every chapter begins with a sort of interactive activity that forces you to question yourself, to write down things that you’ve been repressing and understand how to go about addressing them. It’s a great way to break the monotony in the book and get the reader in the right mindset.
The solutions that the author gives aren’t unrealistic and ideal – most of them are quite doable.
Occasionally, the author gives stories from her own life where she’s faced these problems. These stories are of an imperfect life, of someone trying to be better. It’s a great way to realize that the author isn’t a hypocrite, she’s speaking from experience – and that adds value to the book.
The topics are great, but throughout the book, I had a slight issue with the language. I couldn’t really get used to the ghetto-esque tone that the author adopted. The usage of “ain’t” and “dahling” and such didn’t add a personal touch, really – they just made it seem like the author is trying too hard to impress. The language was a bit airy at intervals, perhaps too conversational. It would make me hesitate to pick up another book from the same author.
Finding Your G-Spot In Life touches upon so many elements of our inner monologue – it’s like it’s written only for you.
The references and examples are specific, personal and admirable. For instance, I applaud the author’s take on feminism in one of the chapters. It takes experience and craft to tell the raw truth without any sort of inhibitions about displeasing your audience – and this is exactly what you’ll find in this book.
Finding Your G-Spot In Life is a quick read, and it certainly won’t bore. Start to end, you’ll find yourself thinking and understanding, and I’ll bet you’ll come away from it more enlightened than you were. No life changer, of course – but if you’re looking to start somewhere, this is it. Pick it up for a quick little motivation party!
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