Irrationally Passionate by Jason Kothari (Book Review #13)


Cover Page of the Paperback Version

Raymond Albert Kroc had said, “The two most important requirements for major success are first, being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.” Jason Kothari in his memoir Irrationally Passionate talks about how being an immigrant in the US, he was fortunate enough to attend an IVY-league college (Wharton) to pursue a business degree and get other opportunities knocking at his door but the remarkable journey ahead wasn’t as easy as it looks on paper.

Jason Kothari’s memoir throughout the 229 pages is dripping with perseverance, courage and presence of mind whether it’s about the time when he miraculously transformed Valiant Entertainment from nearly a bankrupt company into the third-largest entertainment company in the world or when his lover Anaya was detected with breast cancer and many more such instances.

I am a fast reader typically, but this book wasn’t worthy of giving a fast read as the facts and personal experiences mentioned were important to be grasped slowly as you enjoy sipping your favourite cup of tea or coffee sip by sip. I have read many memoirs but how he narrates about his hardships and struggles with such ease is beyond imagination and appreciation-worthy. The pretentious world that it has now become it requires nerves of steel to say “I was wrong or I did something terrible nevertheless I am going to work towards it to make me a better human being by correcting my mistakes.”

As an avid reader and a reviewer, I couldn’t believe to have known the fact that Irrationally Passionate is Jason’s debut novel because the writing is endearing and he knows how to reach a readers heart. I am amazed to see if this is how a debut novel is then I shall be waiting eagerly to see what he has in store for us readers in the future.

Furthermore, I would like to disagree his memoir is for aspiring entrepreneurs. The unique experiences shared are very entrepreneur-centric however in my opinion, any human being may find this book helpful if they are encountering difficulties in his/her professional life. Although being a person who has lived in various countries while growing up gave him that sort of exposure hence the experiences and a lot many instances to share on a bigger level but the gist of what he’s trying to portray through his words could be understood if thoroughly read.

This book is a must-read for people seeking inspiration to excel not only professionally but personally as well. Once this book is read cover to cover any reader would agree his words of wisdom could serve as a blessing in disguise.

I would like to give a 4.5-star rating out of 5 for this book.

Purchase Link : Amazon (Paperback and Kindle version)

You could also read my review on Goodreads and Amazon.

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