Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book Review: Wise Enough To Be Foolish

Book: Wise Enough to be Foolish

Author: Gauri Jayaram

ISBN: 978-81-8495-456-2

Publisher: Jaico Books

 No. of pages: 205

The Blurb:

Wise Enough to be Foolish is a fictionalized memoir that traces the journey of an Indian girl’s life, with all its challenges and delightful surprises, as she blossoms from an insecure child into a confident young woman. This roller-coaster ride of adventure, laughter and heartache, as she balances her love life with her struggle for independence, will keep you guessing – What rules will she break next? How far will she go to find herself?

Gauri Jayaram’s ‘Wise Enough to be Foolish’ is a book of her own journey of life which turns out to be bold lesson for any young women. It talks about the choices of her life and the way she managed to live in all situation in her own legs.

This flashback of the author’s, starts with her childhood days in Bangalore and how she longs for her parents love. She turns out to be a naughty brat, while her father, a pilot in the Indian Air Force, expects her to be a lovely daughter. Her behavior disappoints her parents and thus finds no love from them. Her school life is written well where she turns out to be the only girl in the football teams and her friendship with boys keeps her away from all girlish behaviors. Her crush Saiff, changes her life in unexpected way and make her realize her capability.

Her college life in Mumbai is not explained much but her life in hostel with her friends is full of fun and joy. Her love with Rahul ends when he asks her to convert to Christianity. After her college she meets suraj and falls in love with him only to break up few days before their engagement. She realizes that they are not meant for each other.

Her struggles for a career in travelling sector and her first trip abroad is so well addressed. Her relation with Zaid, her colleague, ends up in love and they secretly get married in register office. Though he is a muslim, parents of both accepts their relation and arranges for a reception to let the world know about them. Sudden change in Zaid’s behavior after marriage disturbs her and later she finds his affair with Maria. Then she moves out from his life forever. She then travels to the USA to forget all the sour feelings and she registers in a matrimonial site to get a perfect man for her. She then meets all her suitors and finally finds Uday in her life. She is now living in Bangalore with Uday and daughters Aprajita and Gayatri. 

I believe the author’s motive for writing this book is to teach women to take life as it comes. This story of her life experience will surely inspire those women who are in need of moral support to take the correct path in their life. 

To sum up my review, I would say Mrs. Gauri Jayaram has taken a good effort to make this book. I appreciate her boldness to write her own mistakes and choices of life into a book. The narration is very refreshing and the language is not so complex. The cover page is very attractive and the title best suits the story. Only thing which I found odd was the number of characters which made me confused to remember. Overall the book was entertaining. I would give an average of 3.5 for this book and would say a must read. I’m looking forward to read her next book soon and I strongly recommend this book. All the best Mrs. Gauri Jayaram.

Author’s note:

Mother of two girls, amateur athlete, part-time writer, management school drop-out, traveler, entrepreneur, in full-time employment with the world’s largest escorted touring company and women behind The Active Holiday Company, Gauri Jayaram is a little bit of many things and still not satisfied! She frequently combines her love for long distance running with rock music.

For more about this book visit www.wiseenoughtobefoolish.com

You can get your copies from Amazon, Flipkart or Homeshop18.

Happy Reading :-)

1 comment:

  1. You've written the review really well. Have a look at my review of the same.