Title – Name Place Animal Thing
Author – Ux Narayan
Genre – Self-help
Publisher – Notionpress
Book Format – Paperback
No of pages – 206
This book is available on Amazon
Name Place Animal Thing? The title itself made me nostalgic about my childhood, and so it was a good start. Name Place Animal Thing (NPAT) can be categorized into a self-help section as it does give an interesting array of theories on how to make one’s life curious and productive.
As a reader, I would say skip the first three chapters and start discovering the life-guiding concept of NCPT. The book is short and easy to read and you are about to make some life-changing discovery especially if you are stuck in a competitive rut of life. Whether you’re in your late 40’s or you are simply confused about what to do with your mundane life, then this book is for you.
Although I have read many self-help books, I was glad to learn some new concepts about bringing hope, positivity, and curiosity in life. This book renews your stale energy and rejuvenates with its guiding concepts. Self-help books usually have a direct approach to guide their readers. However, the author introduces all the concepts with four different characters namely Vin, Mary, Trey, and Cara. I never thought that a game like Name Place Animal Thing had a deep connection to our lives other than just being a game.
Author hands over the responsibilities of explaining the concepts to his four key characters. Vin talks about how having hobbies in life keeps one’s life productive and interesting while Mary emphasizes the importance of slowness in life to balance body, brain, and breath. Trey explains the importance of near and narrow places to learn about surroundings and most importantly how to live in the moment. Cara explains that your name is not just an identity. It also gives away more information about you other than your profession and personal life.
The book teaches you to be curious, passionate and has a mission in life. The best part of this book is I liked the way the concepts are simplified and interestingly told. I would recommend this book to those who are looking for ways to improve the quality of their life.
The author’s writing style is very simple and easy to understand.
The book title and the cover
The book title completely justifies the theme of this book. The cover is not at all enticing enough but the title does the job.
Is the book price reasonable?
The book is overpriced as there are many self-help books in the market and they are usually under 200/- Rs. range.