Thursday, 27 October 2016

Book - 8 Days a Week - Story of Sales, Narcissism and Random Hookups

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Title: 8 Days a Week
Author: Niraj Satnalika
Publisher: Half Baked Beans
Pages: 120
Price: Rs. 199
My Rating: 2/5

Rohan aka Ron was super excited to join sales department in a leading financial services company post his amazing two months internship experience. Just like a drug peddlar, Rohan peddled with complex financial products ranging insurance to credit cards to mutual funds. However, little did he knew that his life as a sales person would change his professional and personal life for the better and worse. Read on to unfold the mystery.

To start with, I don't think I was the right reader for the book. As stated in the title of the post, the book totally revolves around sales, narcissism and random hookups - and especially from a guy's perspective. I could not cherish reading this book completely.

The cover of the book is attractive and by the time you reach the end of the book you realize the essence of the title as well.

Talking about story, it is fine. The flow is good but I seriously believe that there are certain connecting dots that are missing. However, I respect author's writing style.
It primarily revolves around one character and his life story from his college to his job. How he spends his college life, how he gets a job in a leading bank, how he meets and fails targets and how he hooks up with various women. There are various other characters that are introduced but none have been explored or developed properly.

Looking from Sales lens, the book reminded me of 'Rocket Singh - salesman of the year' movie. I liked this section regarding how the sales world has been explored and how tough is getting sales done (especially of credit cards). The arguments, learnings are rather interesting.

Moving on narcissistic part, the book is written by a guy so of course it revolves around his perspective. How he is the epicenter of everything and how girls throw themselves. No where is he seen interested in anyone, instead others fall on him - it might be possible but it is rather weird. Throughout he is looking for random hookups and not caring...

And hookups - Wow! they are not at all tastefully written. There are some weird sex-scenes mentioned in the book which make you wonder - WHAT? I can tell author was motivated by 'Fifty shades of Grey' and he has done a terrible job in replicating it. Even some of the dialogues are exactly similar, which makes it hilarious. I was like 'really dude' at least change the dialogues please. Ha ha!

Lastly the book. It has many grammatical mistakes and editing issues. A good proof reading can make this book a smooth read...

Anyways, all in all my rating is 2/5 mainly for author's different writing style, for humor and good sales angle.

You can find the book here.

Love and Cheers


  1. Honest review. Not going to pick it up at any cost. I hate plagiarized content...

    1. Thanks for the read Maniparna...
      I completely agree on plagiarism.


  2. A nice balanced review.Liked it!


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