" A non-fiction writer is a story teller who has taken an oath to tell the truth" - Russel Freedman
There was a time when I used to read only fiction as it used to take me to the imaginative world where I could just get lost and forget about all the stress I have in my real life. But after becoming a trainer and a coach I feel reading non- fiction books enlightens me with the specific idea of subjectivity. It also provides me with the knowledge in specific subjects which are my niche and helps me in learning new things with the supported facts.
Today I am sharing five Non-Fiction books that have inspired me and helped me to be a better person but most importantly a better trainer.
Spy Stories : Inside the Secret World of the R.A.W and the I.S.I. by Cathy Scott-Clark Adrain Levy
Unfinished: A Memoir by Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Time and again Priyanka Chopra has proved to be a global icon. Unfinished is memoir by actress Priyanaka Chopra. If you are curious to know about her life and consider her as your role model then this book is for you. She has shared everything from her childhood in India, her formative teenage years in United States, her journey of becoming Miss India and then Miss World and how after winning so many national and international beauty competitions she has launched herself as a global star. She has shared some intimate stories of her personal life which gives a personal touch to the book. Basically this is a story about her journey from a bold silly town to becoming this diva that she is now.
Think Again: The power of knowing What You Don't Know" by Adam Grant
Adam grant is a organizational psychologist. He has seen how people lack motivation and meaning in their lives. He has studied human mind very closely and encouraged people to "think again". People after experiencing failures, do loose hope and don't want to travel that path again. Grant motivated people through his book. According to him people should not just learn from their mistakes but explore how it makes them feel. He examines why people feel uncomfortable thinking again. What stops them to introspect and how can we encourage people to think again in a way that is often more productive than getting everything right at the first time. I have personally applied this learning in my training and coaching and seen positive results.
Rememberings by Sinead O'Connor
This is one book which is very close to my heart. People complain about so many things in life, but I can assure you that after reading this book you will find your misery as tiny as a dot. At least I felt it. Do I need to tell you who Sinead O'Connor is? Well Sinéad O'Connor's voice and trademark shaved head made her famous by the age of twenty-one. Her recording of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U made her a global icon. She outraged millions when she tore up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on American television. In this book Sinead recounts her brutal childhood, rise to fame and her experience of motherhood and mental health struggles. Highly recommended.
The Art Of Creative Thinking by Jhon Adair
How to think out of the box? How can one be innovative and develop great ideas? This book talks about all of these. In order to get competitive advantage over your competitors one needs to come up with new ideas. Therefore importance of creative thinking needs no emphasis. The Art of Creative Thinking provides clear, practical guidelines for developing your power as a creative thinker. Jhon Adair has illustrated examples of entrepreneurs, authors, scientists and artistes to explain the key aspect of creativity.
I hope you will like my recommendations. Please do share one of your favorite non-fiction book.
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Wow you are such an avid reader Swati. I loved the list of non fiction books you have shared here. I would love to read Priyanka chopra's unfinshed memoir. indeed she is a global icon and it would be interesting to know more about her journey.ReplyDelete
wow...thats a wonderful list of books. Thought my voice over assignments, I get to read good self help books. For my next assignment, I will try to ask them for one of these books.ReplyDelete
I personally admire Priyanka Chopra. And it will be nice to read her book. I am equally curious about "Think Again" Book.ReplyDelete
I think of all the five I will go for for Priyanks's book. I would love to know about her arduous journey to success. She was ridiculed when she first joined movies.ReplyDelete
These are some great recommendations. I have always been drawn to thrillers and hence I will definitely pick the first book. Similarly I was looking for a book on creative thinking, will check it out.ReplyDelete
These are some good recommendations for the non fiction lovers. I shall pick Art of Creative Thinking first then Think Again from the list.ReplyDelete
My son and I love reading fiction. I also include fiction books in his regular reads. These reccomedations sound great. Will definetely look into it/ReplyDelete
These are some of the best recommendations. Thank youReplyDelete