Sunday, October 06, 2013

Review- Lady, You're Not A Man by Apurva Purohit


Todays 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, Youre 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.


Lady, You're Not A Man by Apurva Purohit looks like a read that I would usually not go for. At all, actually. But as I read the book I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a very unique book and so easy for a woman to relate to.

The book is not a story or anything. It is actually divided in parts and each part focuses on one aspect or the other in a woman's life. Each chapter was short and there was a sorta moral at the end of it. This made it really easy to go through the chapters. They were precise and to the point.

Apurva Purohit has flawlessly intermingled her real life incidences in the book with her own perspective about things. It made for great humor. Even in today's time there are certain prejudices held against a woman who works while managing her family. A very positive and real approach is shown in Lady, You're Not a Man.

I completely agree with so many things in the book. Women are differentiated at a work place sometimes due to some reasons but there is discrimination against men as well. The best way for us to move forward in life is by accepting the faults that each gender has. Nobody is perfect. Working hard towards what you want to achieve is the only way to get ahead in life.

The book is not preaching anything. Simple facts are stated and you can't help but agree with them. This was not a typical romance read. It can be classified as women's fiction but that would not be right as well. Its a book for everybody. I really enjoyed Lady, You're Not a Man.

*Note: A copy of this book was provided by Rupa Publications in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.


  1. Yes this is a type of read I'd never go for either. I mean I have nothing against these kind of read but for me reading is escape from reality I don't need a reminder about everyday life. Anyhow I'm happy that you could connect with the fact, but you're a lady so that's not surprising. Great review Janhvi :)

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