Book Review – F?@K KNOWS by Shailendra Singh


Author: Shailendra Singh
ISBN: 9788129123886
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Rupa
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Non-Fiction / Self- help
Language: English
Price: Rs. 195 (I received my copy from

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 of 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.

About the Book

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:
*Find yourself (Because you’re probably lost. Admit it.)
*Follow your heart (Because if you don’t then you’ll die unhappy, you stupid f?@ker.)
*Achieve your goals (You know you want to.)
*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!

Interesting Facts :

A book for young India, in witty and in-your-face prose, that tells you how to get it together and be happy.

The book offers unique and simple ways to achieve your goals: making F?@k It lists, practising Chi F?@k Po, among others.

Shailendra Singh, a highly successful entrepreneur, details his life mantra and discusses topics as diverse as the real function of the gut, the joys of cheesecake/real love, why we should use word f?@k more often, etc.

F?@k Knows imparts important life lessons in a clever and highly readable manner.

This book is one of Rupa’s non-fiction super-leads and will be backed by a tremendous marketing campaign in print, outdoor, and online, which will drive sales.

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

‘What time is Adam supposed be here?’

‘F?@K Knows.’

‘Only asking… Cunt Face.’

My Review
Well, I am not too much into the gyan type books, but when I saw this one up for grabs at BlogAdda it somehow caught my attention. It took me a while to be able to run through the complete book owing to my vacations, but I am glad I did!
This is definitely not another gyan book as I call it. It deals with the different aspects of your life, your various issues and situations in a very next-door attitude. The particular F?@K Knows attitude is what it speaks of boldly.
The author has dealt with the life situations in a witty manner… trying to cut jokes on the regular life issues… making it a bit easier to relate.
In one line – THE BOOK IS DRIVING !!!!
Rating : 3/5
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~ by Neha Sinha on March 22, 2013.

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