In his memoir, The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything, Enrico Tesla sheds light on the intricacies of life from the perspective of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. 


In life, we make countless decisions every moment. We take a plethora of actions every day. Have you ever thought about what are the catalysts behind your decisions? What prompts your actions? 

Enrico Tesla’s thought-provoking memoir, The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything, is bound to make you evaluate your own life from a completely novel perspective. Tesla brings to us his life story from the point of view of Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection. He sheds light on two major segments of his life. The summer of 1999 and the summer of 2017 were the turning points for him. Through the various events of his life, he shows us the importance of being winners in life. Friendship, love, and professional success are all part and parcel of life. Tesla portrays why things work out for some and not for others. 

The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything by Enrico Tesla is an innovative memoir. Here, Tesla not only talks about his own life but also gives us insights into his views on life in general. His take on death, relationships, friendships, culture, social status, and economic standing will make you rethink your own life choices. Tesla uses logic and science to back up his views. His assertions are hard-hitting. He does not shy away from sharing the truth. He shares both the high points and low points of his life. I admire that about him. Tesla’s views on reproduction, the LGBTQ community, and the concept of survival of the fittest might be controversial for some. Nevertheless, if you think about them, they will make sense. It is indeed brave of him to be straightforward about such topics. 

Enrico Tesla’s writing style is simple and engaging. His awe when he visited London for the first time is relatable. The way he made a new life for himself there is indeed admirable. His tenacity and hard work are evident. No matter what life threw in his way, he stood up, even if it took some time. His episode with Miss S is something that perhaps most of us have experienced in life. It is bewildering and heartbreaking. Tesla analyzes the relationship from a logical perspective later. I believe anyone who had gone through the same would benefit from his analysis. His interactions with his boss are also similar to what most of us face every day. I have to mention that I was touched by the story about his father. His father’s way of fighting for life and happiness indeed inspired me. 

Enrico Tesla is one of those few writers who write from the heart. He writes what he believes in. Hence, even seemingly complicated topics are made easy to understand for the readers. I like how Tesla gives references to pop culture to underline his points. This makes the book all the more interesting.

To conclude, The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything by Enrico Tesla is a book that would definitely give you food for thought. I recommend this book to people who like reading memoirs. Anyone interested in evolutionary science, especially Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection, will enjoy this book. 

Book Details

  • Title: The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything
  • Author: Enrico Tesla
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Theme: Inspirational
  • Publication Date: July 6 2022
  • ISBN or ASIN: 978-1739708405
  • Number of Pages: 112
  • Minimum Audience Age: 14

Book Themes

(Note: 0=none, 1=a few, 2=considerable, 3=pronounced, 4=excessive)

  • Sexual themes: 1
  • Religious themes: 0
  • Violence, self-harm, etc.: 1
  • Crude language, expletives, swearing, etc.: 0
  • Other adult themes: 0


  • Content: 5 stars
  • Writing Style: 5 stars
  • Appeal to Target Audience: 5 stars
  • Uniqueness: 5 stars
  • Editing: 4 stars
  • Other factors: 4 stars
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5

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By Kajori Sheryl Paul

Reading is my passion, and writing is my compulsion. I started reading from a very early age. Since then, I have not stopped. I have garnered this addiction from my father. I have always loved reading his books. As you can see, books are my world. I escape this world to traverse the world of my books. Naturally, I have an affinity to create worlds of my own. There are thoughts constantly swirling in my head. These are the thoughts that I jot down. Sometimes, they become poems while sometimes stories. More often than not, they are just reviews of the plethora of books I read and the things I do.

One thought on “A Book Review by Kajori: “The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything” by Enrico Tesla”
  1. I don’t really get this new trend that I see emerging to prove our personal points in a scientific manner. But I get it’s an original approach to a personal narrative, and I’m intrigued to know what the author’s perspective is about the “controversial” subjects you mentioned.

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