Book review | An Offbeat Yellow Back by Aditi Bakshi


Author: Aditi Bakshi

Genre: Anecdotes, Non-fiction

No. of pages: 67

Published by: Notion Press

Published on: 1st January 2018

Format: Paperback

My rating: ★★★★☆

An offbeat Yellowback is a collection of stories and anecdotes for readers with short attention span and lack of time.

A book for the millennials who slog for a meagre salary, go broke by end of each month and yet recklessly spend on weekends. It’s for the chronically depressed & the anxious insomniacs who live in denial because therapy is more expensive than a drink. It’s also for the abused and for the lost childhood.

It’s for those who have a bitter-sweet relationship with traffic and rain, who archive their lives on social media and wish for one last day to live. And about cab rides and first love.

But mostly, it’s for you because you’re destined to be reading this at this moment, right now.

This book is one of the sweetest book I came across in a while. The book is filled with snippets and anecdotes that anyone can read to take a small break from their hectic lives. This less-than-100 pages book is refreshing and eye-opening too. The book is divided into 5 big parts, each of which has very unique stories that have a diverse take on life. I especially liked the story where the author, very comically, talks about her adventures (read miseries) before washing the piled up clothes. The author also shares her experience with alcohol and cabs. These stories are really entertaining and will cheer up any reader. There's another chapter dedicated to the author's eve-teasing experience. What she experienced and how she is still living with those memories stuck in her mind. These honest anecdotes will surely touch a nerve and as the blurb says that this book 'is a collection of stories and anecdotes for readers with short attention span and lack of time', it does justify the statement.

I really loved the author's honest and raw writing style. It seemed that she wrote it all in her personal diary and let her readers read from there. Her humble and genuine extracts of her life are extremely related and relaxes the mind.

This book is recommended to people who just want to 'try out reading'. 


Aditi is a self-confessed unapologetic writer, philosopher and speaker. A corporate lawyer by profession and a writer by passion. “An Offbeat Yellow back” is her first tangible work produced after a lifetime of dreamy attempts and is the first step towards her new-found journey.



I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange of an honest and unbiased review. 


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