Aditya Shroff, better known as blogger “The 5 AM Guy” on social media, has launched his debut book, The Best Life Ever. Inspired by his own journey, the book captures the journey of a simple village lad in a countryside.
The Best Life Ever is an anthology of short stories in which every chapter imparts a vital life lesson with each adventure that the protagonist undertakes.
Aditya, whose childhood was spent running through his parents’ farm chasing goats and eating farm-fresh fruits”, explains, “The life-changing journey of the protagonist is meant to mirror the consciousness of the reader, and dwell on the beautiful relationships that defined our lives as children. This book is essentially a call to the spirit of humanity to re-visit the long forgotten childhood days, learn from the special emotions and bonds that once defined our existence and take a shot at life once again—this time with fire in the heart and laughter on the lips.”
The stories are written in first person narrative, and that makes it an experience more than just a book.
The foreword of the book has been written by model, actor and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman who claims that “the good old Malgudi days have returned!”
Running through farmlands around the Arabian sea, through bustling Indian cities, to the Himalayas and further into the continental heartland, the protagonist of the text revises and revisits his take on life with each new experience and “magical musings”, making it “one incredible journey.”
The book has received praise from the literati world for its quaint story-telling style which takes the reader down a nostalgic memory lane of childhood memories.
Aditya Shroff, an engineer who graduated from University of Mumbai, is passionate about writing and running and loves to explore the finer pleasures of life. He also gave up a lucrative career in the corporate world to pursue his dreams.