Engineering a Life

A Memoir

by Krishan K. Bendi


I love Physics and Engineering so I thought this biography would be interesting and one a might like to read. I’m not a big non fiction fan, but working on changing that with more science related books. I know Engineering isn’t a science per say when you think of sciences (bio, physics, chemistry) but it is  and it uses physics and math. Engineering A Life ended up being less of what I was expecting but it was still good. This book went less into the engineering part of his life and more into the day to day struggle to survive part. I showed that you can achieve your dreams. Some times you have to work extra hard, harder than the other guy. If you don’t give up and let lives ups and downs keep you down you can and will be anything you want to be. After finishing this book I felt like a really knew the author Krishan Bendi. It was like meeting a stranger and finding out their whole life story over a cup of tea.  This is a feel good book that really made me so happy that he never gave up. If you’re not sure about non fiction but a book sounds interesting give it a try. I’m so glad I did and really want to read more now. I am going to give more STEM biographies and books a chance.

About the book: Krishan Bedi came to the United States in December of 1961 at the tender age of twenty. He had only $300 in his pocket, and he had made it out of his small village in India on sheer faith, determined to get education in the US. For him, there was no option but to succeed—so he began his new life in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he had to adapt to the culture shock not only of being in the US but a Punjabi man in the South in the 1960s.

Thank you so much BookSparks, and SparkPress for sending me a copy of Engineering a Life.  All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced by the free book.