Learning How to Fly : Life Lessons for the Youth by APJ Abdul Kalam – Book Review

Some books tend to invite inspiration into our hearts on reading out some passages but here is another book that drew inspiration into the minds right from the title of the book. Former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is christened as People’s President and is famous among the youngsters and the younger generation for the views and thoughts he instilled in them during his reign as the President of India and even after that.

I was always fascinated by the books written by Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam right from Wings of Fire and none of his books had failed in inspiring the thoughts of the young as well as aged readers instilling faith in ourselves. Also, the title which contains the words “Life Lessons for the Youth” made it compelling to choose the book. Nonetheless, it doesn’t fail to amaze us.

This book contains 18 lectures of his made during his last days to the students of India. I must really congratulate Rupa Publications for having the idea of releasing such a precious and wonderful book which every reader will look into in times of much-needed inspiration and despair.

The lectures given by him are broke down into points like he does and makes it easy for the readers to understand things like the speech or the lecture. The easy understanding of the lectures with the help of anecdotes style of narrating along with ideas dissipated along the way inspires the readers to achieve more and like the youngsters sitting in the crowds hearing his lectures, we could hear his voices running in our minds. The book stands very loyal to the lectures and presentations Dr. Kalam made.

Through these lectures we can also know about the humble beginning of the late President’s journey from a son of a boatman in the town of Rameshwaram to becoming the President of India and making India a nuke-equipped nation and also his days at the ISRO and the way that these experiences helped in making the man we know later.

The book, however, sticks to the lectures made in 2014-2015 and made us want more like the speeches before the time periods. The book was so simple to understand and even a newbie starting with this book can relate and regale the tales once finished. The book is for everyone who needs inspiration in times and for young and aged alike. This book makes sure that we all still remember the way an inspiration was and should be with his most humble and brilliant speeches.


Book Details : 

Paperback: 176 pages

Publisher: Rupa Publications

Language: English

Genre: Non-Fiction / Self Help

ISBN: 8129142155, 978-8129142153

Copy:  Publisher Copy

Rating: 4/5

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