WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
“Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love.”
~ Brene Brown
Every now and then there comes a point in everyone’s life when things don’t look too positive; when there is a significant lack of passion and determination; when everything seems dull and boring and hopeless. What should one do then?
In my opinion, there is no one better than you yourself to accomplish change and one way you can get a grip on your life is by reading books that will help you improve and help you come out of your difficult days.
I was recently going through a dull period wherein life itself wasn’t really bad but I was lacking motivation on the health and professional front. Fortunately, respite came to me in the form of a medium that I love the most – books.
In this review, I talk to you about my thoughts on the book, Get the Grip on Your Life, a book that has definitely helped me reorient myself.
What to expect?
Expect a book that is a short read which aims at helping yourself get better in many aspects – physical, spiritual, personal and professional.
The beautiful paperback
The physical copy of the book is a piece of art and a beauty to behold. The glossy finish of the pages, the cheerful illustrations, beautiful page designs and the usage of colour black to create impact – all of it makes the book a visual treat.
It will not be wrong to suggest that the book will make an ideal gift for someone you care about very much.
What I did not like?
The only thing that sets the book back and by a huge margin is the poor editing.
Throughout the book, there are multiple places where the services of an editor could have been used to deliver a complete package that is otherwise quite flawless.
Let’s talk about the author’s writing style
There are only two things that strike you the most about the author’s writing style – emphasis on action and the succinctness of the message.
The book is a rather short read but the lack of length doesn’t prevent the author from communicating his message.
On the other hand, it is because the book is so brief that the message and concepts become all the more effective.
I also liked how the author emphasizes on the action aspect of reading self-help books. At the end of each chapter, there are definite tasks and activities that the author encourages the reader to undertake for a minimum of 21 days.
And the best part is that each chapter comes with its own customized tracker. So, you can learn, practice, track and hopefully master these concepts with the help of a single book.
Is the book interesting to read?
Barring the poor editing, the book has all the right ingredients to make it a good read. It is short, written in simple English, is action oriented and crisp.
A cherry on the top is the overall quality of the paperback. The soft glossy pages, the cheerful illustrations and the activity trackers together make Get the Grip on Your Life a wonderful and effective read.
Pick it up if
- You are looking for a self-help book that aims to make you a better version of yourself.
- You are not much of a reader but do not mind a short and crisp read.
- You are looking for an activity-based self-help book.
- You are looking for a self-help book to gift to someone you care about.
Skip it if
- You don’t enjoy self-help books.
- You can’t read poorly edited books.
- You are looking for something more in-depth and detailed.
Can’t wait to read it? Buy a copy of Get the Grip on Your Life using the link below.