Book brief: Sorting Out Sid is the story of Siddharth Aggarwal, who is entangled in his professional and personal life. At first look, his life looks more than perfect with devoted friends, a happy married life and a chance to be the youngest VP at the age of 36. But slowly when you sail through the pages, the real story starts unfolding. His life is slowly falling apart, with his married life in splits, parents who still consider him an immature kid, and friends who are on a backstabbing spree. And that’s not even counting the manipulative HR vixen and the obnoxious boss he must tackle in office.
But slowly when you sail through the pages, the real story starts unfolding. His life is slowly falling apart, with his married life in splits, parents who still consider him an immature kid, and friends who are on a backstabbing spree. And that’s not even counting the manipulative HR vixen and the obnoxious boss he must tackle in office.
In all the chaos, Sid meets Neha, an independent lady and a single mother, and life takes another turn. Sorting Out Sid by Author Yashodhara Lal is a roller coaster ride with which every man could relate to.
Review: Marriages are fixed in heaven but we have to deal with it on this earth. The protagonist Sid is in splits with his wife, Mandira with whom he has been married for 15 years. The irony is he gets promoted to VP of a ‘toilet-cleaner’ product company when his own life is in a complete mess. To add to the agony is the work profile of Sid, though it pays well but he clearly detests it and all that he needs to do to get rewarded.The character will remind many men of their mid-thirties.
Sid’s apparent happy friend circle is the only solace between his depressing job and cracked marriage wall. Aditi is Sid’s best friend and they often attend parties along with Aditi’s husband Krish. A brief encounter with Neha, Aditi’s friend, manages to change the course of Sidharth’s life and the events to follow for the next few months. From being warned of imminent disaster to getting promoted, the plot takes us on various ups and downs in the ever-wavering graph that Sid’s story is.
Sorting Out Sid is an easy read with simple yet engaging language. The best thing about the book is that it nowhere gets over bustling with emotions.
Cover and Title – The acronym of the title itself says ‘SOS’, clearly telling the need to sort out the life for Sidharth. The cover image with Sid lazing on a couch with a beer mug is a dreamy image for the protagonist himself.
Text by Supriya Aggarwal