Mrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna | Book review
Mrs Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman—a woman who organizes dinner each evening, even as she goes to work all day, who runs her own life but has to listen to her Mummyji, who worries about her weight and the state of the country. Based on Twinkle Khanna’s super-hit column, Mrs Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.
Penguin Books India
August 18th 2015
This book, is pretty different from other and thankfully, written in a very light manner.
I kind of tried harder to look for what issue she raised in each chapter. While I did like some chapters after that, many of the chapters aren't that good. The book was quite hilarious and it was an absolute page turner. I bet you that if you start reading it once you won’t be able to put it back till you complete it.
She has a take on everything, media, daily family problems and how to take life easy. And when you read the stories, you realise that she is just like you. A thought firmly grows in the cognizance of a young girl who propagates in the world of marriages and finding ties her noon in a sea faced apartment with a gelastic husband which is emulated by their child, unorganized and unpremeditated household helps, combative neighbours, predominant yet scatty neighbours, exigent business associates and other all-encompassing tension and sweat created by self, basically it abides everything which makes our life and Mrs Funnybones too.
I won’t call this a brilliant book but it was so refreshing to read, about what a woman actually thinks and that too in such a funny way. After a long time a book made me laugh so much, it is a must read if you want some light-hearted fun. There isn’t a place in the book where there are abstruse explanations and doesn’t make you do laugh spuriously. She gives a feel that you are talking to an old friend over a cup of tea, post midnight and can’t stop laughing, you know that friend who cracks all jokes with a straight face.
Indeed, the book is light-hearted and full of perfect observations that we all can relate to. It was a fun read and a quick read. It enraptures you and sails you into its own world.