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Change Me-Book Review

Book of self discovery.

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Change me is written by Jasmin Waldmann and published by Jaico Publishing House. This book will come under self-help category.

BLURB

Amit Malhotra,35, is a high-flying investment banker who loves his gut and all things gourmet. Amit is living the proverbial good life, which includes a loving family, a successful career and a luxurious life-albeit with a paunch.

When a pretty twenty-something calls him “uncle” by mistake, the young corporate honcho is forced to evaluate his lifestyle. As if that weren’t enough, Amit has to face the harsh realities of his fast-paced life when he loses a close friend and colleague to a heart attack in the middle of a conference.

After this shock to his system, the gym-hating, food-binging couch potato realizes that he will have to change his ways before a heart attack claims him too. But will he be able to accomplish this steep climb?

Change Me captures in detail a common man’s inspiring journey towards holistic fitness with the help of a life coach. Join Amit as he discovers his true being-his mind, body, and spirit- and marches towards a healthy, fulfilling future.

INTRODUCTION

The book is an interesting take on modern day life. Everything is important other than self. In today’s world, what matters most is success, money, achievements, accolades, and awards. Sadly, few stop to ponder that all these come at a cost. This book definitely acts as an eye opener, where holistic lifestyle is taught. I loved the narrative, it was neither preachy nor boring. It was simple yet engaging. The author through the story, highlighted all the aspects, past events, parental/societal pressure, food habits, dreams achieved or lost which makes a person. Change Me cannot be read in one go, it is like a sweet dish, each bite needs to be relished. I would also suggest in order to reap maximum benefit from this book, one needs to replace the chief character Amit with self, and then get onto a journey, which will open many hidden doors. Read each chapter carefully and think over it. This book is not your regular fairy tale love story.

PLOT

Amit is 35, a well-settled investment banker. He had everything beautiful wife, big house, 2 kids, fancy car, good salary package. But still, he was unhappy. He was slightly overweight but saw no harm in it. In an unexpected turn of events, he loses his colleague to a heart attack. This acts as a wakeup call and he decides to meet the life coach, Natalie Kofman suggested by one of his colleagues.

The sessions with Natalie not only helps him in losing weight but also bring him face to face with some bitter truths, which he has pushed under the carpet.  These gradual sessions, helps him to look at life with new eyes. As a result, his relations improve and he also attains clarity about his needs, wants and dreams.

FINAL VERDICT

I would definitely recommend this book, though a word of advice, one needs to be a patient reader, to understand the plot. This is not a regular run of the mill stuff.

PROS

Good storyline.

Takes a reader on a self-discovery journey.

Crisp Editing.

Relatable plot.

CONS

High time investment.

 

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