Lady You are not a Man by Apurva Purohit

Today's woman wants to make a success of both family and career and is unwilling to compromise on either. But the burden of coping with deadlines, recalcitrant children, lazy husbands, difficult bosses and equally difficult in-laws can be daunting, even overwhelming. In this book, Apurva Purohit, CEO of Radio City 91.1 FM, shows how women can accept, adapt and achieve their way to the highest rung in every arena. Through real-life stories and funny anecdotes, she provides pithy tips on a multitude of topics: from training husbands to training interns, from the right attitude to getting it right with kids, from dealing with household crises to office emergencies, from building a reputation to paving ones way to the top. Warm, witty and empathetic, Lady, You're Not a Man! is a must-read for every woman on the quest for work-home balance and determined to succeed in her career and live a happy and fulfilling life.

Nimue Says : There was a time I was sceptical of such titles , not 'cause I doubted the content or the intention but mostly due to the fact that most of such books were too preachy. NOT THIS ONE. 

The book drives home one very important lesson , the title : Lady , You are NOT a Man. And as much one tries hard , we can not be like them. Which Apurva shows is to our own benefit. 

There are all sort of women around us and every one of them can teach us a lot - either by showing what to do or what not to do in our life. The Chandni - Chameli analogy or be it the strict boss who was portrayed as devil/monster by the employee who did not want to work hard but hide her flaws , Be it the funny anecdotes from her life or the lessons learned from others , be it ones in-laws or the boss or the matters of pregnancy and children that each one of us have to face at some time , I will never forget Apurva's bottom line at the end of such chapters - One can blame these factors or other people only to some extent. Ultimately it all depends on your will and hard work that will take you ahead. 

One can not spend life regretting or begrudging others for lost opportunities or the sacrifices you make. It was your decision and one should live them proudly.

This book is a wonderful journey , well shared for all - men and women alike. 

It has made me a bit more glad about what I do and way I manage my life today.
It also helped me be aware that inspite all that comes , I can win over the situations with time.

Rating : 4/5

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