Multifaceted Gauri Jayaram debuts her fictionalized memoir – ‘Wise Enough to be Foolish’

Multifaceted Gauri Jayaram debuts her fictionalized memoir – ‘Wise Enough to be Foolish’

A captivating, candid and hilarious narrative of a young Indian woman’s life

Photo caption: L to R, Akash Shah- Publisher at Jaico Publishing House,,Gauri Jayaram- Author,Wise Enough to be Foolish”, Milind Soman-Model, actor, Film Producer, Devieka Bhojwani – Vice President,Women’s Cancer Initiative, Tata Memorial Hospital

Mother of two, amateur athlete, global traveler, professional, entrepreneur and now author – each of these may independently describe Gauri Jayaram, but they don’t do her enough justice. Her debut book, Wise Enough to be Foolish, is a narrative of a young woman’s journey in search of a meaningful life. Set in urban India, it is the bildungsroman of a woman’s transformation from insecure child to confident woman. From a difficult relationship with her parents to deep friendships… her journey from childhood to independence is full of ups and downs. The true story of a woman’s life, complete with all its drama – love, God, money, betrayal, relationships and hope – this could be the tale of any Indian girl. Written from the heart, it is both entertaining and thought-provoking.

Milind Soman, model and actor, heralds the book with an encomium: “Gauri’s book is a highly enjoyable story of a young woman, who through strength of mind and character, takes everything that life throws at her and throws it right back. She finds the good in it all.” A part of the proceeds from the book will go towards Devika Bhojwani’s Women’s Cancer Initiative (WCI) through Pinkathon, an all women’s running event organized across India by Soman to create awareness about women’s health and in particular, breast cancer. Soman adds, “It’s a charming, unputdownable read of an empowered Indian woman – one that both men and women should read.”

When asked about her real-life experiences that inspired this book, Gauri said, “Nobody’s life will ever be perfect, and this story endorses the fact that we are all at liberty to make the choices that can make us happy. I made some choices, whether right or wrong, and the risks I took made my life far more worthy than it would have ever been had I taken the safer route. T book is about this journey.”

Wise Enough to be Foolish is published by Jaico Publishing House. Priced at Rs. 225, this book is available at, at leading book stores all over India and other online stores.

About the Author

Gauri Jayaram a little bit of many things and still not satisfied! She works with the world’s largest escorted touring company and is the woman behind The Active Holiday Company. She frequently combines her love for long distance running with rock music.  Gauri currently lives in Bangalore with her husband Uday and daughters Aprajita and Gayatri.  For more about the author and the book visit

About Jaico

Established in 1946 by Mr. Jaman Shah, Jaico is one of India’s pioneering paperback publishers and a major national distributor of books of both international and Indian publishers. It has expanded its horizons to become a leading publisher of educational and professional books in management and engineering. Jaico Publishing House is home to world-transforming authors such as Osho, The Dalai Lama, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Robin Sharma, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Eknath Easwaran, Khushwant Singh, John Maxwell Maxwell, Brian Tracy and Stephen Hawking.  Jaico has also recently launched a new line of popular fiction books.