Kiara is a dynamic, thirty-something girl who has reached great heights professionally, and is the apple of the eye for almost everyone who knows her. But she never took any short cuts to become happier, wiser, healthier and more compassionate. She had to find rays of hope where the dark tunnel seemed unending, and identify shade in life’s burning path. She found little pearls of wisdom in chasing her dreams, in spreading laughter, in learning from scriptures and philosophers, and even at one point in almost ending her life. More than Kiara’s story and the wisdom she achieves through the various dramatic and hilarious experiences, this book is a motion picture with you in the lead role. You as the ‘hero’ who can beat the most stubborn of villains — most of which lie deep within us…our fear, unkindness, selfish interests, negative thoughts and jealousy. You as the ‘heroine’ who is sharp and witty in talking, selfless and caring in love, and charming and beautiful inside out, like none other (perhapsa 2.0 version of you). Walk with Kiara to find a better you, because It Doesn’t Hurt to be Nice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR :
Amisha Sethi is an executive scholar from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, and holds an MBA degree in Marketing from Amity Business School. She was awarded the “Young women rising star” at World Women Leadership Congress 2014 and has won numerous awards and recognition in her corporate life. Along with holding top notch positions in leading companies in the past thirteen years, she has also done extensive research in ancient scriptures. In this book, she uses certain hilarious, dramatic and enthralling experiences of a young girl to understand the ultimate purpose of life — to be a better human with each passing day.
MY REVIEW :
Isn’t this a old saying, ‘First impression is the last impression’? May be in many cases,it would be correct enough but then there are cases where this quote doesn’t apply. The cover of the book was simple but beautifully designed. While seeing it at once, I assumed it to be a self help book. But then when I turned the pages, the book was enjoyable read. The whole story revolves around a girl life, “KIARA”. From her childhood to her son’s childhood the journey was described well.
” Each experience – good or bad – is like a paper boat in this ocean called life to take us through its vastness, and while we jump from one boat to another, let’s thrive to be a fearless bird that carries love and only love in its heart! “
The above quote written by the author in simple words has deep meaning in it.
The author has even quoted beautiful lines from Bhagvat Geeta. Apart from this being a reader, not even once I felt that story was going off track. Amisha has very well managed and balanced the story along with the teachings and lessons. The title, “IT DOESN’T HURT TO BE NICE”, itself is inspiring. To be nice, to be kind enough, to help others won’t hurt you. It would give you immense happiness and satisfaction. The slokes and quote gives you a lot of knowledge and brings positivity in you.
I would love to quote a line from the book,
“THERE COMES A DAY IN EACH OF OUR LIVES WHEN WE FEEL LIKE EMBRACING DEATH OVER LIFE. “
I totally agree with this statement. Every human suffer from one problem or the another and then decide to choose death over life. But this book will inspire you to live and fight. Not only you should fight but you will even win. The book will reach you various lessons of life. The book contains pictures to doodles which was like cherry to the cake. The author has wonderfully expressed each part of the book. A message sent by Henna (Kiara’s friend) make Kiara worry. She sensed something wrong and without giving a second thought rushed to see her.
Very few books can inspire you and ” IT DOESN’T HURT TO BE NICE” by “AMISHA SETHI” is one of them. A one time read, a short and amazing one for sure.
RATING : 3.5/5
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