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The Resource Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
Title
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
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Rajeev Balasubramanyam
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eng
Summary
Follow the eccentric, cantankerous, utterly charming Professor Chandra as he tries to answer the biggest question of all: What makes us happy? "Searingly funny, uplifting, and wonderful . . . Professor Chandra is as unbending a curmudgeon as one could wish to find scowling from the pages of a novel."—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Summer Before the War Professor Chandra is an internationally renowned economist, divorced father of three (quite frankly baffling) children, recent victim of a bicycle hit-and-run—but so much more than the sum of his parts. In the moments after the accident, Professor Chandra doesn't see his life flash before his eyes but his life's work. He's just narrowly missed 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, he should follow his bliss. Professor Chandra doesn't know it yet, but he's about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.Praise for Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss "Professor Chandra is a wonderful character—stodgy, flawed, contentious, contemptuous—yet vulnerable, insecure, lonely, repentant, and ridiculous enough to win our sympathy. . . . In the end, Balasubramanyam's novel is a sort of Christmas Carol for a new age."—NPR"Impressively, Balasubramanyam . . . balances satire and self-enlightenment [in] a surprisingly soulful family tale that echoes Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections in its witty exploration of three children trying to free themselves from the influence of their parents."—The Guardian "Funny from start to finish . . . Spending time with Professor Chandra feels like you've been in therapy, in a good way."—Irish Times "Funny, affecting . . . Chandra is a delightful creation: peevish, intolerant, intellectually exacting, unwittingly eccentric, nerdy, needy yet lovable. The book, like its picaresque hero, is a one-off."—The Sunday Times
Summary
An internationally renowned curmudgeon economist and divorced father of three survives an accident before whimsically trading in his high-stress Nobel Prize ambitions to pursue elusive happiness
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10759966
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DLC
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1974-
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Balasubramanyam, Rajeev
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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adult
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Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
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OVERDRIVE:8752c163-2c92-40d2-81cf-532b1717e467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780525511397
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optical disk
Label
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8752c163-2c92-40d2-81cf-532b1717e467
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9780525511397
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optical disk

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