Yes Man : Book Review

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Danny Wallace, author and the narrator of Yes Man, meets a stranger on a bus and becomes a ‘Yes Man’ all of a sudden! This happen after his recent breakup and a series of saying NO to almost everything, even for petty things like going to pub with friends!

When Dan starts saying Yes, he keeps a diary of his adventures. He is on an adventure spree and gets into awkward situations quite a lot of times!  He agrees to help a Prince of Oman for setting up a bank account (I’m sure all of us have received such spam emails), becomes a Minister (spam emails again!), buys silly stuff from the internet, travels to places, finds the love of his life..just because he says ‘YES’ to anything and everything! And he does that for one year!! He even has a manifesto and stages of saying YES!

Jokes apart, the book is inspirational, witty, funny and offers much more than what meets the eye! It teaches you to be more open, to be out there so things can happen to you and opportunities can knock your doors! It will encourage you to try new adventures and explore the unexplored, yet never bore you! The last line of introduction goes like this : “You look lovely today” That itself made my day and cheered me up! So, Say YES more, say  Yes to this book, you won’t regret it🙂

Some quotes:

“Probably some of the best things that have ever happened to you in life, happened because you said yes to something. Otherwise things just sort of stay the same.”

“…maybe sometimes it’s riskier not to take a risk. Sometimes all you’re guaranteeing is that things will stay the same

“The only time you have no opportunities is when you decide to stop taking them.”

“I mean No is power. No says, “I’m in charge.” Think about how many times you’ve said yes in the past year, and how many times you would’ve liked to have said no instead. Maybe being able to say no is the one thing that keeps us sane. Some people go through their whole lives saying yes over and over again–yes to things they don’t want to do but feel obliged to; yes to things that allow other people to take advantage of them, just because that’s the way things are, the way things have always been. Some people need to learn how to say no. Because every time they say yes, they say no to themselves.”