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4.0 out of 5 starsPriya has used a simple language so that the message is driven effectively to the reader
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 13 September 2019
How many times have you faced something and said that this is something beyond my capabilities?
Has it ever happened that you have set a goal for yourself and when faced with adverse conditions given up on it?
Welcome to the basic context of Turn the Tables by Priya Kumar. It is a book that takes the reader on a journey through challenges into opportunities. The book has the lessons that the author has learnt through her experience that life presented to her and from these experiences, she tries to extract a learning and move forward with it. The book presents multiple situations that will be relatable to everyone at some level or the other and the solution, if understood correctly, will seem extremely doable. Turn the Tables is a book that helps the reader create a mindset that can change every challenge into an opportunity and take the reins to control their own life.
The book is divided into 28 chapters, each of which deals with a concept of personality development, management, communication and people skills. In each of these concepts, the case presented is simple yet captivating for the reader so that the message is able to penetrate deep into the mind of the reader. Priya has taken up her success, failures, interactions and experiences to drive the messages home. Baring some of her critical learning points, the core message that is built is that each experience is an opportunity and it is upon the person to take responsibility and recognize it.
The book is quite easy to understand and comprehend. Priya has used a simple language so that the message is driven effectively to the reader. The questionnaires at the end of each chapter are interesting and helps the reader analyze his or her life choices and help them relate the concept described to their own life and thus helping them turn the table on their lives. The fictional stories with which the book opens, and closes are very interesting and should be read with emphasis on understanding.
My recommendation is that a reader should give due time to the book and try to space out the chapters, understand them and comprehend them before moving ahead with the next one. That would be the best way to imbibe the concepts presented.
Over all, a 3.85/5 score for me.