Discuss "Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss" by Rajeev Balasubramanyam.
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About the Book:
When a somewhat embarrassing accident lands Cambridge economics professor P. R. Chandrasekhar in the emergency room, where he learns that he also recently suffered a mild heart attack, a young Californian doctor tells him that he's just ""gotta follow his bliss, man."" Chandra brilliant, cutting, hilarious, and clueless thought that's what he was doing, working with utter devotion to his field and his eyes on the prize (Nobel, that is). A situation with his teenage daughter catalyzes Chandra's renewed connection with all three of his children and a reckoning with this whole ""bliss"" thing, starting with his reluctant attendance at a therapeutic meditation retreat in Big Sur. Balasubramanyam (In Beautiful Disguises, 2001) sets Chandra on a journey through his hardest feelings, working through the anger and emotional ineptitude that too often conceal his infinite love for his family. At first, Chandra's children take even his self-blame for selfishness, but subtle changes in his introspection make for a big outward shift. With humor and emotional agility, Balasubramanyam writes a feel-good story that leaves room for feeling bad.--Annie Bostrom Copyright 2010 Booklist