Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss opening line: It should have been the greatest day of his life.
Professor Chandra should have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Of that he is sure. But once again, it is not his. That, the failure of his marriage and the fact his daughter will not speak to him makes him feel life is conspiring against him. And then his Doctor prescribes him ‘time out’ instead of medication. So he heads to America where his youngest daughter lives. His wife’s new husband (for she will always be his wife) sends him to a retreat, and there, finally, he learns to follow his bliss.
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
Professor Chandra is an expert at complex problems. There’s just one he can’t crack: the secret of happinessIn the moments after the bicycle accident, Professor Chandra doesn’t see his life flash before his eyes, but his life’s work.He’s just narrowly missed out on the Nobel Prize (again) and even though he knows he should get straight back to his pie charts, his doctor has other ideas.All this work. All this success. All this stress. It’s killing him. He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor (who is from California), Professor Chandra should just follow his bliss.He doesn’t know it yet, but Professor Chandra is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.
I had an up and down attitude to this book. Sometimes I enjoyed it, and other times not. But if you are looking to read about alternative ways to deal with stress, this one offers a light hearted view of them.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.