This is my second self help book after Who Moved My Cheese. To be honest I don’t enjoy reading books of this genre, because more often than not most of these self help books end up being preachy and thus is not really enjoyable. This book however did not disappoint me at all.
The Cubicle Manifesto is a simple and effective book that helps you realize how the cubicle (office life) is casting a shadow on your life and is taking your life away from you. It also provides you with quick tips to reclaim your life by following some simple steps, which are easy to follow. Its a different kind of personal help book without being preachy. Book is written in lucid and simple manner. It is something every working professional will identify and not just some geeky software engineer or a manager. There is a takeaway for everyone who has a career and the insights that one can easily identify with the book.
Since it is an easy read, spanning some 128 pages, you can finish easily finish it off in an hour or two. The insights however leaves you thinking for days and helps you to bring back the much needed work life balance which often eludes the working professionals
This book is a must read for all those who are workaholics or aspiring workaholics in making.
My rating 3/5
This review is for Random House India; however the opinions expressed here are my own.