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Cover Page of the Paperback Version
The famous English Idiom “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, is apt for the book How To Be A Likable Bigot, one look at the cover and no one can guess on the content inside. I am not a fan of the Non-fiction Genre but the book’s title seemed interesting enough to give it a read at least once. As the Blurb rightly mentions, this book is a collection of satirical essays full of witty instances.
As Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change.” In my opinion, this quote holds true to this book by Naomi Datta. Her wisdom distributed among the 15 chapters in the book illustrates that being ordinary while responsive to change as the world around us changes is completely normal and should be acceptable by society as well. My personal favourite being the topic where she goes down the memory lane mentioning details of how birthdays of 80s kids were celebrated as compared to the kids nowadays.
I found this book to be a survival kit to be kept handy with every human being who has difficulty understanding the mind-set of the bigots seen in various setups surrounding us. Every chapter in this book has numerous tricks and hacks on how to handle situations in an extremely basic way.
When reading the paperback version, you would require the dictionary with you as her vocabulary is very rich and vast that might not be likeable by beginner-level readers. The writing style of the author is very elaborative and drips with sarcasm in every paragraph. In addition, the author is well-read and knowledgeable. However, I feel the factual information provided is too much to fit into one book. It would have been an easy read if she would’ve followed one tangent and elaborated it with instances full of her sarcastic humour.
Although, How To Be A Likable Bigot by Naomi Datta is a book that needs to be read repeatedly with maximum concentration because it is quite possible to have missed out on many useful tricks and hacks in one read.
I would like to give a 3.5-star rating out of 5 for this book.
I would strongly recommend this book to people who are struggling to be the best in their life whether personally or professionally.
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