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  Since you're planning on doing your MBA, you need to be well read, and not just on current affairs. In this section, we offer you some choices of books that will broaden your perspective, and you will find that you will never be at a loss in a discussion!  

A Child Called 'It'
Author : Dave Pelzer
Publisher : Orion Publishing Group
Price : ₹ 601
Genre : Autobiographical
The book A Child Called 'It' chronicles the extraordinary account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in the entire history of California. The book is an autobiographical tale, where the author Dave Pelzer, who is himself the victim in the story, narrates his story. He was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games - games that left him nearly dead.

The games never stopped and Pelzer had to find out ways to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an 'it'. He was subject to immense torture. Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive - dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. A story that will for sure blow apart many preconceived stereotypes attached with motherhood!

What would happen if a top expert with more than thirty years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life.

In The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John C. Maxwell has combined insights that he had learned from his 30-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is an extremely interesting and revealing study of leadership delivered as only a communicator like Maxwell can. The insights that he shares are realistic, remarkable, noteworthy, out-of-the-box and many a time life-changing. The book treasures many in-depth understanding shared by a man with incredible insights about life and its various dimensions.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
Price : ₹ 1259
Genre : Fiction

The Girl on the Train
Author :
Paula Hawkins
Publisher : Random House India
House India
Price : ₹ 240
Genre : Fiction

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel, who takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she walks down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life, she feels is perfect, unlike hers.

Rachel looks out for the pair every day, daydreaming about their perfect lives. Problem starts brewing when one day she finds the woman in the pair vanishes and she decides to tip off the police. Until one day she sees something that startles her in their garden, and when she reads in the paper that "Jess" - who is really called Megan - has vanished, she decides to tip off the police. She is convinced that "Jason", now the prime suspect - and really called Scott - would never harm his beloved wife. What follows is a gripping tale of deception, drama and a lot more.