True to its name, The Book of (More) Delights by Ross Gay is truly a delight to read. Consider it a book to turn to when you are having a bad day. To be comforted and affirm joy.
A testimony of personal strength in the face of adversity. Part personal and part business memoir, Silver Lining – The Story of NephroPlus by Kamal Shah is a must read. Not just as a compelling memoir but also to educate yourself about chronic kidney disease.
Fatty Fatty Boom Boom by Rabia Chaudry is a memoir not just about food but also about fat shaming, body image, and the author’s lifelong struggle with it. A book about family, loving yet oppressive, with their subtle and not-so-subtle jabs about her weight and color. A public figure who struggled with body image before finally coming to accept her body.
According to the last census of India conducted in 2011, there are 26.8 million people with disabilities in India. Yet the country fares poorly in terms of inclusivity. It ranked 62nd among 74 emerging countries on the Inclusive Development Index compiled by the World Economic Forum. The least inclusive among the G-20 countries.
The strength and the resilience. And the quiet resolve to walk out of a 16 year marriage. Rewriting My Happily Ever After – A Memoir of Divorce and Discovery by Ranjani Rao is as much about the divorce as it is about reclaiming oneself.
The loss of a parent hits you like a ton of bricks. Butterfly Awakens by Meg Nocero is the story of the extraordinary transformation of a forty-something Italian American attorney as she moves through unimaginable grief and sadness watching her beloved mother lose her battle to breast cancer.
When Abdi Abdirahman qualified for the 2020 Olympics, he became the oldest American runner ever to make the Olympic team at the age of 43. Abdi shares thoughts on the world, running, and living.
Moving and at times thought-provoking. A book that is as much a memoir as it is about the history of California. Pick it if you enjoy memoirs with a generous dose of history.
Irrational passion is the fuel that empowers us to achieve beyond what we think is possible. It’s never too late for a turnaround.
Daddykins was a heartwarming and nostalgic read. I have always been daddy’s girl and the book was a perfect pick to celebrate my father’s memories.