- Author: Sameer Bhide
- Genre: Memoir
- Publisher: Notion Press; 1st edition (1 December 2020)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 192 pages
Plans are what we all make, for something or the other. However, then arrives one fine day, when things can take a turn, the plans might take a toss, and all you’ve is a new normal staring in your face.
One Fine Day by Sameer Bhide is a heartfelt memoir of the author who survived a fatal stroke. Even though this didn’t take his life but his life changed, in a quick fashion, to leave him with two choices. One, to give up and the second, to adapt to the new normal. He chose to embrace the change, fight through the setbacks with all the grit and determination and made it to the end of a dark tunnel.
This memoir brings out a personal battle against the brain stroke of the author. However, in penning down this book, he expresses his gratitude to each and everyone included in his journey. The author went on to commend the concept of the global village and made arguments to support his point. He wholeheartedly thanked western medicine as well as holistic eastern medicine that together helped him to ace the life-threatening hemorrhagic stroke.
The author had been candid as he talked about the crisis in his life. The tough times didn’t end with him having a stroke. What followed thereafter was him losing a job, getting divorced, and battling with the nagging feeling of being totally dependent on others. But as the author mentions in the beginning, with this book, he attempts to share how looking within helped him sail through the storms.
This book comprises not just a hard part of the author’s life but also his key takeaways from the same. One fine aspect of his narration was that throughout the book, the author remained grateful for everything. His words effused positivity that comes from a deep sense of acceptance. No wonder he survived such a severe health condition. He made it through with the right mindset and of course, the help of so many caregivers.
My Rating: 4/ 5
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