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Book Review #9: Wise Enough To Be Foolish


Author: Gauri Jayaram

Pages: 205

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

  • Ratings-

Cover : 3/5

Title : 2.5/5

Blurb : 3/5

Story : 3/5

Theme : 3.5/5

Characters : 4/5

Overall : 3.5/5

  • Characters (Leads): Gauri- The narrator
  • 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?

  • Review-

Thanks Gauri for sending out your book for me to review.

“Wise enough to be foolish” is a real life story of Gauri, the author. Its her journey from the time she was born to when she is a mother to her two daughters. Gauri has let out every phase of a girl’s life in a way that leads even men into the mind of a woman which is, as everyone knows, a difficult task. Understanding a girl has never been easy but Gauri has done it beautifully with her book. All the experiences have been timed and described very well, be it being discriminated on the basis of gender in one’s own family, child abuse, friendship, teenage love, hostel life, switching jobs for paying bills, paying for the education of younger siblings, marriage, traveling abroad, meeting new people, divorce, staying alone, etc.

  • Appreciations:

The narration is apt for the kind of story portrayed. Gauri has given a deep insight to a girl’s mind and its a real bonus.

  • Let-downs:

I couldn’t find anything that could be criticized. Good job Gauri 🙂

  • Verdict:

A different kind of book with a different kind of story. A light read with lots of supporting characters. (3.5/5)

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  2. Infibeam

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