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[Urban Dictionary]

The true usage of the phrase is to claim that  you simply ‘do not know’. However, the phrase is often interpreted as ‘F?@k Nose’, which may cause offense to the listener. This misinterpretation is often replied to using ‘Cunt Face’ which is regarded as the appropriate answer.

‘What time is Adam supposed to be here?’

‘F?@k knows’

‘Only asking .. Cunt Face.’

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What do you want from life?

Are you on the right track?

Are you truly happy?

If your answer to these questions is ‘F?@k Knows!’, then this book is for you.

Find the answers to life’s most important questions with the help of uber-successful entrepreneur, Shailendra Singh, Co-founder of Percept and Inceptor of Sunburn, told with sparkling, flavourful and in-your-face humour, This book will advise you on how to:

a. Find yourself (because you’re probably lost. Admit it).

b. Follow your heart (because if you don’t then you’ll die unhappy, you stupid F?@ker).

c. Achieve your goals (You know you want to).

d. Live life like you give a F?@k (because why not?).

Candid and thoughtful, F?@k Knows will show you how to really live life on your own terms, to do what you want to do and not what you have to do just because your father said so!

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Author: Shailendra Singh

Genre: Non-Fiction

Price: Rs. 195/-

Publisher: Rupa Publications

Pages: 234

ISBN: 978-81-291-2388-6

Ratings: 4/5

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Source: Google Images

THE BOOK REVIEW

               I started this book without knowing or reading synopsis or description. I thought maybe this would be a story of some guy who is screwed up, and woo-hooo taadaaa, it turned out to be a self help book.

So basically, with an In-your-face humour, Shailendra Singh, the author, keeps you glued to this book how Cartoon Network used to keep 90’s children to TV, and yet brings out that sensitive topic of life. He makes sure by his writing that you don’t get bored by listening to his whinings or advices or examples and shut the book, but let’s you stick around to know more, and himself asks the readers to take 1 to 2 chapters at a time for proper understanding.

Like so many other authors, he brings to us a manual of “How-a-life-is-to-be-lived” with more than 70 chapters touching all the aspects, from love to sex, work to smartness, karma to diet or friendship to health. He gives us a lot of examples of people who are still among us, the failures and success of them and also presents his own life journey. There are some really interesting proverbs and statements like:

Use your mind, don’t let it lose you“,

You make history when you have a passion that inspired you to wake up earlier than everyone else in the morning, keeps you awake late at night and fills every minute in between with its intensity”,

“In 90’s, Product was the king and in 21st Century, Packaging is the God”,

“Everytime you say yes to something useless, you say no to something that is bloody important”,

“When you are born, everybody is laughing and you are crying. When you die, everybody is crying, so you had better be laughing”,

Worrying is like riding a tiger. If you can stay on top of it, you will enjoy the ride. If you get off, the tiger will eat you”. et cetera.

So yes, basically he uses the language we use in our day to day lives and penetrates our mind to shake it and wake up from the deep slumber, or the “Grumpy-face disease”. He uses rash words and also goes to a level of providing number of his friend and ridicules living personality without being diplomatic or politically correct.

          After touching all the parts and topics that bothers a reasonable human being, covering as many aspects that are available, he just asks us for few things:

a. To make a “F?@k it list” – Which actually means, “The Bucket List” and jot down things you would want to do.

b. Ask yourself two main questions, “Who am I?” and “What do I want”?

c. Practice “Chi F?@k” and “Chi F?@k Po” to keep sanctity of your mind and soul.

d. Be happy, stay happy and make people happy.

The best part about the book is, when Shailendra Singh has a conversation with God. So nicely, he describes what happens with everyone of us, and how you keep deferring your dream to live and keep chanting, ‘will do it’ or ‘just do it’ but never reach to a spot where you can say, ‘just done it’. I give this book 4/5 and recommend all of you to read it once.

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Summary

Beginning: The author mesmerizes you with witty start, also on guiding how to make the maximum benefit out of it, by noting down points on “How to read this book”, followed by funny disclaimer and introduction to himself.

A little later: He makes us recollect the fact that life is short and deferment to everything is not really a great idea. He also comes out with a Math formula on estimate basis to let you know, how less a life you have remaining.

A little more later: Asks us, on how much you want to delay? when will you actually do? Asks us, who are they? they who always intervene in your happiness or ideas and put you down, or pull you down.

A little more later, when you are halfway through: The healing power of “F?@k”, The “Chi F?@k and Chi F?@k po”, Conversation with God (the best part), What goes in, must come out followed by some diet theories.

After finishing halfway, a little more later: Magnifies concepts of true love, happiness, F?@k buddies, Sex, Orgasm, Hard Work and Death.

About to finish: How your body is your temple and what you should do to preserve it, an amazing explanation on Rich/Wealthy and Fit/Healthy followed by some really nice tips

Finishing: F?@k knows if death is not as beautiful as life and F?@k knows why he wrote this book followed by acknowledgements.

With stories about him, and his experiences lingering in almost every chapter, practically proving that what he is saying are not really superficial advises.

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“Witty, Funny yet meaningful – A book to make you realize that life can indeed be beautiful and life can really celebrated each day if you follow few simple rules and stay happy.

—– Maulik Doshi, Blogger @ https://maulikonpaper.wordpress.com

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About the Author

Shailendra Singh has B.T.D.T. – Been there. Done that. Some know him as a ‘sports marketing guru’, some as an ‘advertising whizz’ or ‘Bollywood producer’, and many acknowledge him as a shrewd ‘dealmaker’. He’s conceptualized the most famous and long-lasting campaigns for India’s biggest brands, managed and helped adjust the jockstraps for India’s most respected cricketers, and launched the careers and egos of the country’s biggest celebrities. he’s opened a direct line of communication with India’s youth by creating massive music festivals, is emerging as Asia’s largest music promoter, and has produced over sixty Bollywood movies. He has worked on awareness campaigns for HIV/AIDS, cancer and piracy. He enjoys short trots on the beach, any sport that uses a ball, and sugar. This is his first, and hopefully not last, attempt at writing a book.

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To The Author

I am really sorry, but after reading your book, out of over-smartness, I watched “The Human Centipede”. It’s SICK !! 😦

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