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'How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing' is a promising debut

Yatin Gupta | http://iYatinGupta

Updated: May 3, 2014, 12:08 AM IST
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'How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing' is a promising debut
The book is a must read for everyone who likes reading humour and otherwise too.

To begin with, I don't remember when was the last time I laughed my guts out so much while reading a book. Also, at the same time, I'd like to say, if you are active on twitter and don't know who @jhujhunwala is, you've been doing twitter W.R.O.N.G all this while. Aditya Magal, who runs the parody account of the 'God of stock market' Rakesh Jhujhunwala on twitter that has more than 79,000 followers, has come up with a book called 'How To Become A Billionaire By Selling Nothing'. After making people laugh with his extremely witty tweets over all these years, he will tickle your funny bone with almost every single sentence with his debut book.

The book begins with a highly exaggerated self-introduction by Jhujhunwala himself. He describes himself as the richest, awesomest and the greatest person alive on this planet who lives his life king size. King of Dalaal Street, Mumbai, more influential than the most influential person on this planet and what not, he is nauseatingly self-obsessed with himself and everything that he has built over the years. Aspiring entrepreneurs always surround him with their business plans up their sleeves convincing him to invest in their ventures. One day, Ramakant Shastri approaches him.

Ramakant Shastri is an aspiring entrepreneur and he wants Jhujhunwala to invest in his venture that manufactures 'Nothing'. He presents all sorts of theories; fundas in order to convince Mr Awesomest but nothing works in his favour. Jhunjhunwala gets irritated to the core with Ramakant's unabashed-ness and I-am-not-giving-up-so-easily attitude and hands over a cheque of one lakh rupees to get himself some medical help.

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Life moves on for Jhunjhunwala and he gets busy with being the awesomest person ever in the stock market and other stuff that he does. One fine day, he gets to know that he has been conned by Shastri. How? For that you will have to read this book. Close to 375 pages, this book will not disappoint you at any level. Be its writing, or its storyline, the humour or the characters. I couldn't stop myself from saying this the Aditya Magal is a bloody intelligent writer. He knows what he is dealing with and has used every thing in the right proportion to keep up the humour quotient throughout the book.

This book is a must read for everyone who likes reading humour and otherwise too. I am promising you that you'll have a good laugh while reading it.

Book Source: Publisher

Publisher: Ebury Press, Random House India

Genre: Humour, Fiction

Price: Rs 299/-

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