Title : From Ouch to Oops
Author : RamG Vallath
From Ouch to Oops: just don’t give up” is a self-help book that traverses the choppy knots of RamG Vallath’s life, his journey from struggle to success, his fight against the disease called CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy) from which he tragically suffered.
As it says on the back cover, “RamG Vallath has it all. He has studied at the IIT, seen his salary rise by 200 per cent, become one of the youngest Circle Heads in India’s telecom sector, and when he steps into the role of Director at a large multinational computer hardware company, he thinks he has made it.
But life is about to crash down on him. He is diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that weakens his muscles. Everyday tasks such as buttoning his shirt, climbing stairs and typing on a keyboard become extremely difficult. To make matters worse, he loses his job at a time when his annual hospital bill has risen to Rs 20 lakh.
But even when the chips are down and hope is fading, RamG decides not to give up. He becomes a cheerleader at home and outside, spreading positivity wherever he goes and choosing to face his challenges with a hearty ‘yoohoo’.
The script of the author’s life is not so extraordinary or completely out of the box, but RamG Vallath himself makes his life extraordinary. We all face many ups and downs in our lives, but the question is how many of us learn to mend the torn and think positively even when surrounded by negativity. That’s why RamG Vallath’s story is different, he never slows down, he only knows one way, a way to move forward as he never sweeps any problem under the carpet and this story teaches the reader the same.
A simple writing style has been used by the author and he has implemented the story very well which is noticeable. The author’s positive attitude towards life is clearly portrayed in this book as he has very accurately lemned various facets of his life when luck has knocked him down.
This book undoubtedly gives a shot in the arm. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to go up and touch the sky in the middle of a thunderstorm.
Every story has something to say, leaves something to learn….
Rating : 5/5
Reviewer : Shweta Kesari
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