BOOK REVIEW: STRAIGHT TO NORMAL

Book: Straight to Normal

tempImageForSave

Author: Sharif D. Rangnekar

Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography, LGBT

Number of pages: 222 pages

My Rating: 5/5

 

MY REVIEW: I received a review copy of ‘Straight to Normal’ from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The book is an autobiography of the author’s life, describing his family and childhood in Mumbai, then Kolkata and finally Delhi. The author has vividly described his struggles with academics, his excess weight and how his family and he struggled to cope with the untimely loss of his father.

He was vaguely aware that there was something different about him as far as his interest in women was concerned but due to the lack of available information during that period, he could not easily figure out that he was not inclined to be attracted towards women but rather towards his own gender.

The process through which the author comes to terms with his sexuality and the support received by him from his family and close friends is wonderfully depicted by him.

I found it extremely endearing that the author has placed so much emphasis on his objective of finding true love. He has been extremely candid in talking about regarding his failed relationships, crushes and various disappointments in life, as indeed a true autobiography should be.

The book is extremely interesting and thought provoking. I am sure that it took a lot of courage and determination on the author’s part to make sure that it was published. I hope that this book serves the purpose of dispelling the prejudices still held by many towards the gay community. I believe that everyone will definitely benefit from reading this book.

Advertisements

Published by

lattesandlipsticks15

I am a voracious reader and am always in the middle of a book. I am also obsessed with coffee, makeup, skincare and fitness, though not necessarily in that order!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s