Author Debotosh Chatterjee -  IRS (C&IT), 2016. Cleared UPSC CSE twice. 

“We probably take each and every action to find our WAY, but often we forget to look for that WHY, the very basic question that we need to answer to ourselves before finding out our way!”

This remarkable book, “8 Things to Do When You Turn 20: Lessons from My Life So Far” by Author Debotosh Chatterjee has been written with an excellent objective of imparting ‘Knowledge’ by creating motivation in the life of the people, who are seeking wisdom to accelerate their lives. This book changes your mindset & attitude and teaches you the ways of facing the challenges, which occurs in everyone’s life around the age of 20. The manner in which the Author has provided solution concerning most of the issues, which people are facing, is truly incredible!

Author’s Background: The Author, Debotosh Chatterjee is an Officer in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS). He cleared the prestigious UPSC Civil Service Examination 2015 in his first attempt, right after graduating from Jadavpur University (Kolkata) as a Chemical Engineer. Author Debotosh is a well-known writer on Quora as well with more than 60 thousand followers and is fond of helping out the youth with their career issues. He is known for his numerous free initiatives on UPSC Civil Service Exam preparation. 

Book’s Introduction: The book, “8 Things to Do When You Turn 20: Lessons from My Life So Far” by Author Debotosh Chatterjee is a Self Help title, which attempts to give you insights into life in the 20s so that you can make the best out of it. The eight chapters of this book collate the most important lessons of life in the 20s, in a concise, easy-to-read language! 

In addition, the Author has summarized his learnings in this book, which he accumulated based on the various ups & down that, he experienced in his life while he was in the crucial age of 20s. The author believes that in the modern age of today’s generation, the age of 20s is very crucial and the factors affecting us in this age range can either make us or break us. This book shares some great insights and covers some of the prime subject matters related to the various social as well as personal issues, which most of us faces in our 20s.

The book is indeed a ‘Reading Worthy’ piece of text as it is based upon the evidences and instances of Author’s life, which is certainly an excellent read for the readers. As the book talks about the transitional point of one’s life from academic phase into the career phase!

Readers’ Connect: The uniqueness of this book, 8 Things to Do When You Turn 20: Lessons from My Life So Faris that the Author has laid down some very practical guides for those readers, who are looking forward to excel in their lives and are seeking guides in taking a correct and long-term fruitful decision for themselves.

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Through this book, the Author ensures that the chances of success for the youths, who are in their 20s increases by multi-fold. The book lays out various Dos and DON’Ts of the life in a very short and crisp manner, which the readers would find easy and smooth to read. Through his Self Help title, the Author has given numerous insightful information and facts, which is a real help to the readers of all ages. This book is an attempt by the Author to share his personal experiences to the readers, help them in taking a correct decision and make something big out of themselves!  

Book’s Verdict: Well, a book like ‘8 Things to Do When You Turn 20: Lessons from My Life So Far’ can be described as a “True Guide & a Saviour” for the people, who have entered in their 20s. Through this book, the Author had intended to teach the youths about the ways of keeping things simple and yielding results simply by managing themselves. In addition, the readers are bound to achieve a mind set to create solutions for themselves, which makes this book a MUST READ one!

Book: 8 Things to Do When You Turn 20: Lessons from My Life SoFar
Author: Debotosh Chatterjee
Publisher: Notion Press (2022)
Total Pages: 60
Reviewed By: Neel Preet at Criticspace Journal

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