Book Review: And So Can You! by Dr Roopleen


Book Title: And So Can You!
Author: Dr. Roopleen  
Format: Paper Back
Total Number of Pages: 269 Pages
Language: English
Publisher: Power Publication
Publishing Date: 2018 edition (2018)

“””And So Can You!”” is a collection of 17 inspirational success stories of doctors who struggled with challenges, braved obstacles, and made it through because they believed they had a dream to fulfill and a mission to accomplish. The stories behind the lives of these successful doctors. The journeys they embarked on. The guiding factors that drove them along the long and arduous journey. What motivated them to work hard and how they made it despite facing numerous challenges. These are the stories of dedication and perseverance. A journey of self – belief and faith, of hard work and commitment. The book unravels the secrets – why these doctors are where they are today. How they succeeded in accomplishing their life goals. ”

My Take

Starting from the cover of the book is beautiful and creatively designed. The letter ‘ Y ‘  of the title is replaced by Doctor’s stethoscope with the red background. The Title of the book “And So Can You!” is inspiring and positive and the sub-title says A Book Every Doctor And Medical Student Must Read but I believe this book is must read for everyone whether it’s reader or non-reader, student’s, medico, teachers and those who are struggling with life. This book gives a positive spirit and motivation to achieve the goal with hard work and determination.

If at all God exists on earth, then it’s in the form of doctors. They are those people that make the patient’s life easier by their demeanor, they disguise the seriousness of illness while treating them carefully yet encouraging the patient. A doctor relaxes a patient in pain with his words and medicines and heals them gradually. The healing is not only internal, but it’s also the healing of the shattered mind. It’s uplifting the tattered soul once broken with disappointment from negativity.

A doctor being true to his oath and his responsibilities uses his utmost capabilities of serving people without caring about his own life and health. During treatment of infection he might as well get infected and lose his life but his spirit is so determined to treat and heal people who the doctor gets submerged in his /her duty and restore faith in humanity.

The book is a collective biography of 17 inspiring doctors from all over India. The plot consists of 17 stories of doctors and each deal with unique ways the doctors struggled to their way to success, which include topics like Tenacity, Ever Onward, Self Belief, Bouncing Back, Fighting Spirit, Perseverance, Passion, Never Give Up, Fire in the belly, Positive Attitude, Resilience, Firm Resolve, Determination, Fortitude, Courage, Survival Instinct, Never Say Die.

Each of the biographies starts with a color photo of the doctor along with their name, education, a designation which is very helpful to know about the doctor and followed by one inspiring quote. Then starts with childhood, family background, how they studied and got admission to medical college, post-graduate studies and their career decisions and what encouraged them to be a part of Nobel profession. At the end of each unique and inspiring stories of the doctor, there is a part of  “Advice to young and Aspiring Doctors” and “Takeaway – Words of Wisdom” by the individual doctors.

The words were simple and the language is lucid which eased the reading. The narration is cool, engaging and educating. The book is free from any grammatical errors and has been perfectly edited. Every chapter is inspiring about a real-life story of a doctor, who reflects his struggles and the never-ending enthusiasm.

 “Success is sweet when you know you have worked hard for it and have made yourself worthy of it. You might not win every time, but try you must. ‘Don’t throw it away without a fight.’ If you win, you will rejoice, if you don’t, you would have the satisfaction that you tried to the best of your ability and that is the most important thing – to rise in your own eyes.”

Kudos to the doctor cum author for penning down this book.

Highly Recommended it’s a must read for all.

Overall Rating – 4.5/5 Stars

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About the Author


Dr Roopleen is a Motivational Counselor, Speaker, blogger, life enthusiast, author of 4 books and has contributed to many anthologies.

Roopleen is also an Eye Surgeon having super-specialized in Retina. She believes that though Ophthalmology is her profession, motivational counseling and writing remain her passion. A hard-core optimist and a die-hard advocator of positive thinking, Roopleen is passionate about living life to the full. Her ideology in life and her blood group happen to be the same: B-POSITIVE!

Ever since she can remember, Roopleen had two dreams- to become a surgeon and to write. She considers herself lucky to be living her dream doing things she loves doing; life couldn’t have been better, she feels. Roopleen truly believes that all dreams can come true if you are passionate about them and relentlessly chase them.

Roopleen is an alumnus of Our Lady of Fatima Convent, Patiala. She completed her MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Patiala and then did MS (Ophthalmology) from HIHT, Dehradun. She pursued her Super-Specialization in Retina from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

Roopleen’s more than 20 years of experience in the medical profession has given her a deeper understanding of peoples’ minds. Having seen the magic of healing touch of gentle words and experienced the power of positive thinking, she is convinced that a few encouraging words can make a big difference in someone’s life. She is thus on a mission to make that difference. Roopleen believes that motivational counseling has given her a wider canvas to paint on. She can now reach larger number of people and serve the role of a healer not only at the physical level but at the mental and emotional level as well. Roopleen motivates people to believe in themselves, tap their full potential and pursue their goals with passion. In short, she ignites the fire of ambition.

Besides giving motivational talks on Success, Goal-setting, Focus, Positive Thinking and Stress Management, Roopleen also provides free online motivational counseling, gives customized counseling sessions for confidence building, boosting self-esteem, developing positive body language, organizing the day, de-cluttering and time management. Her latest area of interest is in inspiring people to become a minimalist. She actively teaches the art of living a stress free life. Roopleen regularly writes motivational articles for various online magazines and blogs, contributes inspirational quotes and is also busy working on her next 3 books. She aspires to become an authorpreneur and her goal is to write 50 books in the next 10 years. Roopleen currently lives a blissful life in Dehradun, India with her husband and daughter.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Jade says:

    Oh this sounds so good. Thanks for highlighting it and bringing it to my attention.


  2. Priyasha says:

    Great review


  3. Glad you liked it. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Shana@Crack A Book Cafe says:

    Sounds like an uplifting. lovely review


  5. sounds like an amazing book, my niece is studying medicine, will recommend it to her, I do think it can inspire her more in her way to becoming a doctor


  6. Empress DJ says:

    This sounds like a thoughtful and inspiring read


  7. jenchaos76 says:

    Oh wow, I love these. I haven’t been to India yet, but I heard the medical schools are top notch.


  8. What a clever cover!!!


  9. Brilliant review


  10. bookwormscornerblogspotgmailcom says:

    This sounds like an inspiring read and I do like that cover.


  11. Great post. Like it!


  12. robint60 says:

    Thanks for the review. Seems quite inf.


  13. Sounds like a really interesting book! Great review


  14. Great review. The book sounds really good. Not heard of it before.


  15. This sounds interesting and unlike other books I have seen. Thanks for sharing!


  16. Great review, I really love the cover of this book but I don’t think this book is my kind of read. But I am glad you really enjoy this book fully, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.


  17. Lakhbir Singh says:

    great review


  18. Aaradhya Verma says:

    What a detailed and interesting review! Good work.


  19. Chitranjan Yadav says:

    Beautiful written review


  20. Garima Sharma says:

    Wonderful review! I’ve got to get my hands on this book! I only hear amazing things about it and it sounds like so much fun!


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