Posts Tagged ‘memoir’

This book explains the true meaning of an actual companionship. How a wanderer finds the solace in a street cat is the nutshell of this story. It sounds more like a memoir of the author than a series of events surrounding the cat. This story is so provocative and may influence to adopt a pet sooner..

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This is a story about Zhila Shirazi journey of life who as well happens to be a deaf. Her struggles towards life is simply put and have to thank the author for his efforts to bring her events into this ink medium. One may find her views optimistic and the emotional bonding with her siblings shows us the substance of a well knitted family. The partner in hell and heaven, Michael deserves a special mention for his forbearance with constant ebbs that is thrown at him. Do peek to understand the world of hearing impaired with the assistance from this book. Hope the echoes are heard far off.

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Did I finish reading this book? It is really hard to believe that I was when am breathing every word of this author journal. Firstly, existing with an illness is not a joke and notice my own reflection at many battling places. Secondly, Having the right and enlightening doctor is pure luck considering the conditions and gruesome functionary of the medical world. When Dr Najar diagnoses Susannah from her drawings of the clock moved me so much that can’t express in words. A big applause and standing ovation for the entire medical community who have involved to diagnose this rare illness and saved many like Susannah’s.

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On multiple occasions, I was breathing the metaphors used in this book. As a chronic illness sufferer, I could reflect on Paul’s battle with illness and his quest to find out different books on the subjects gives a hope that, I am not alone. It really made me to realize all of the hard work that goes into being a neurosurgeon. I recommend this book for anyone looking for intimate, meaningful and thought provoking read. I am sharing an excerpt from it that stole my heart – “I had spent so much time studying literature at Stanford and the history of medicine at Cambridge, in an attempt to better understand the particularities of death, only to come away feeling like they were still unknowable to me”.

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This book is about Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and was diagnosed with a terminal illness – pancreatic cancer. It offers many wisdoms into his approach as an academician and his morality is echoed throughout. Well, I thought its contents to be a memoir sorts containing battling details but turned out different and quite preaching in my honest opinion. This thought provoking statement in the book “Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity” has absorbed me and will remain to stay forever. A very heart wrenching tale and had made a strong impact on me.

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I admire the author views on the analysis of a snail species and as a tool to represent the solidarity with a purpose. It made me realize the therapeutic effects offered for those with the illness and thus shine through the elements of hope when warranted. This book is like a reflection, study through the props such as “snails” and a journey of survival and perseverance. The gastropods is a term I learnt anew from reading its contents and embrace such valuable inputs. This statement is so true and suits well for the person like me – “It was perplexing how in losing health I had gained something so coveted but to so little purpose”.

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It is a heartwarming story of Jeff Pearce from rag to riches. This memoir offers strengthening insights from being a dyslexic to a successful trader. Until now, I was never given a thought about how hard is to run a business and needs to block the pitch in order to sell the supplies at a flea market. It gave ways to remember my time in the UK and throws nostalgic moments about weekend markets. And the ways he would run business from scratch after becoming penniless again shows us the true meaning of staying positive. Overall, a book to cherish its true pockets and indeed filled with riches of hope.

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No matter what illness and wellness is endured by those who have experienced the taste of various pains. And this is what Porochista Khakpour has offered in her memoir sorts which is penned as a proclamation containing the detail of the suffering, questioning the diagnosis and its further prognosis. There are many resonating scenes that shines through the value of maneuvering and never disposed from sharing the introspection. ‘Sick’ is less sickening and more of a bruising fact sheet, an indeed a great booster.

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Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama

I have come across this book on several occasions in the book shop’s but my interest was laid aside at that time. And here am trying to brood over missing such a rare commodity earlier. This runs as an upliftment memoir of an ascetic code of conduct, existence and its pursuance. From microcosmic to the macro level of spirituality is explained in the layman language. I find Swami Rama’s point of views pensively accompanied by his true quest for wisdom. 🙏

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“Looking back on,

Passions withheld me.

Routes were plighted,

Steps pace lightened,

Thoughts stayed dangle,

Simple plans strangle.

Lived in rests,

Facing these tests.

Here Am I,

Inked on why?

Happened to few,

Nothing a new.

Power of Inspiration,

Decides this nation.

Leading the way,

To gladsome ray.

Being a writer,

Made life brighter.

Believe in yourself,

And prove oneself”


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