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Book Review: Life Know-How: Sensible Advice to Live Life to the Fullest by Viswanatha Reddy Thalakola

Life Know-How: Sensible Advice to Live Life to the Fullest by Viswanatha Reddy Thalakola is a handy self-help book. This book stands out from other self-help book because of its friendly and casual tone – while reading it you may feel that a friend of yours is sitting around you and giving valuable advice to you about how to proceed in life.

If you are into self-help books reading, you will surely realize that it’s not a warts and all book which relentlessly advocate readers to pursue happiness, success and wealth; in fact this book, unlike others, provides another stance at achieving a good and valuable life.

According to the gist of the book, living life to the fullest should be a basic proposition for every human. Ironically, it is not, and we humans spend all our life to this cause – sometimes it seems like an eternal quest. Well, if you ask someone what stopped you from living a good and meaningful life? The answers will differ from person to person, because every individual on this earth is facing some problem or other. No soul is living a life without hassles. The most important thing in life is continuously acting and taking the necessary steps to handle the difficulties.

The USP of the book is that it is short and divided into 34 interesting chapters. In addition to that, after each chapter’s heading and a brief introduction, the author has given invaluable tips. Learning things in tips make it easy to grasp and easy to remember for a long time.

Presented in simple and clear language, the author has taken great efforts to cover all topics that most young adults face in their lives, especially in the age group of 20-35, for instance, handling life problems to family problems to handling career and everything in between.

You can be grappling with financial constraints or having a bad marriage or facing insecurity in your career moves or there may be other problems in life. Never run away from your issues. Solving issues means reaching your highest potential in life. One must keep this book handy in order to refer it during various circumstances as it is indeed full of sensible advice.

While there are many good points out of the 34 short chapters listed in the book, well some of the best covered topics are Handling Life Transitions, Handling Criticism, Handling Important Decisions, Handling Goals and Handling Money.


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