At first glance, the book looks like a collection of short stories. However, these stories are not fiction but the case studies of real people in today’s world dealing with issues and problems. Mahalakshmi Rajagopal has compiled her experiences as a counsellor in form of these stories.
There is a hyperactive child who is greatly helped by compassionate parenting, a woman who is unable to accept and respect the feminine aspect without guilt, an elderly gentleman who thinks he is too old to change, and a girl who is blamed for all the misfortunes in her family and many more.
The situations dealt in this book are common, and therefore are mostly dismissed as a part of life. Still it is necessary to go to the root of the issue to find a solution. Therapy can help as is shown in this book. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and biases attached to counselling. After reading these stories of everyday situations readers will find it easy to go for counselling.
Mahalakshmi has written it in a clear and effective way, perhaps the author would write a second part to clear more myths around issues.