Book Review

Book Review- F?@K Knows

Title- F?@K KNOWS

Author- Shailendra Singh

Publisher- Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd

Genre- Non Fiction


About the book- The book answers some tough questions about your life in a simple and candid way. It is a self-help book written in a very informal tone and unique style which takes your attention through its cover page itself.

Vibrant and bright, a yellow cover page catches one’s attention and the unique title will not let you avoid having hold on this book and read this on.

Funny in its tone and unconventional in sense, this book answers life’s most important questions in a sparkling, flavorful and in-your-face humour, advising you on how to:-

  • Find yourself (Because you’re probably lost. Admit it.)
  • Follow your heart (Because if you don’t then you’ll die unhappy, you stupid f?@ker.)
  • Achieve your goals (You know you want to.)
  • Live life like you give a f?@k (Because…why not?)

My Take- This book target the young audience specifically the people below 25 years of age but that doesn’t mean that people above this age cannot achieve anything from this. Trust me, if you want some real solution to the real life problems without the enormous ‘gyaan’ of philosophy and preaching this book is for you.

Straightforward in approach, humorous and to the point this book, will definitely guide you to find answers to your question and you will be able to relax your running brain and calm your heart.

Realistic to the core, this book states authors own experiences of life. When the author loses his father to cancer and he himself gets a heart attack he realizes though he has got all the things of the materialistic world, fame and money with great luxuries still he doesn’t know who he is and what he wants?

This is a life citation for many as most of us are busy following the crowd rather than following our heart.

This book guides you to find your bucket list and how to get all the items in that list. The essence of this book is to be true to yourself and follow your heart. Dare to dream and dare to achieve it.

So, if you want some real help on the question like what do you want and what you are today? Go for this one. I am sure this won’t let you down.

P.S. – If you are someone who cannot tolerate or feel a bit embarrassed using and reading the lingo of slang then this is not your cup of tea or just read one of the chapters which gives the explanation on why not use the word F?@K more often (Pg no 53).

The Title F?@K Knows– The unique and bizarre title of this book is probably because the author wants to catch attention of the target audience who are still finding the way out to their dreams or may be the way to what they want in a dream. The most commonly used word may be because of the effect of American sitcoms or may be used to prove the cool attitude is used by the author to be able to articulate and represent the thought of the unknown. In one interview about his book he stated “I couldn’t think of a better title than this, In the early 90’s, just about anybody who was my influence in life had used the phrase god knows to death. All I can tell you is, it’s about how little of what we know to stardom that makes so little sense. How do you explain Asia’s greatest entertainer selling cement and hair oil? No one has an answer. That’s why my book is called F?@k Knows”

About the Author– Shailendra Singh an uber- successful entrepreneur, is a multi-facet personality. For some he is a sports marketing guru, and for some advertising whizz or Bollywood producer and many acknowledge him as a shrewd dealmaker. He is the owner of Percept limited and the organizer of world’s ninth best music festival SUNBURN. With many feathers in his cap he adds on one more with his first attempt on writing. He is active on social campaigns for HIV/AIDS and cancer as well.

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