Book : Mrs Funnybones
Author : Twinkle Khanna
Publishing Year : 2015
Page Count : 235
Format : Paperback
Genre : Humour , Non-fiction
Synopsis : Good morning, it’s 6 a.m. and I am wide awake because the man of the house has decided that he needs to perform a series of complex manoeuvres that involve him balancing on his left elbow. When I fell asleep last night, there was a baby lying next to me. Her smelly diaper is still wedged on my head but aside from this rather damp clue, I can’t seem to find her anywhere. I could ask my mother-in-law if she has seen the baby, but she may just tell me that I need to fast on alternate Mondays, and God will deliver the baby back to me . . . Full of wit and delicious observations, 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.
Considering that this book has been written by the daughter of a Bollywood superstar, is herself the wife of another Bollywood superstar and has acted in a few movies in her own time, it was no wonder that this got a LOT of media attention. When this book got published, so much of praise and laurel was showered on it. A part of me always wondered whether it was all because of her being a celebrity or has she actually managed to write something good. After one and a half years of pondering, I finally have the answer.
In the beginning itself Twinkle Khanna dismisses the notion that this book in an autobiography or that she can act. The USP of this book is that she hasn’t written this from the perspective of a celebrity. In this, you’re going to read about her being as ‘normal’ as one can be while belonging to an elite and popular family. She will talk to you from the point of view of a mother with two children who make her run around the clock, a wife to her busy husband, a daughter to her eccentric mother, a shoulder for all her friends and a sincere “bahu” to her mother-in-law. In short, she’ll tell you about what it is like to be a modern working women in our Indian society.
Twinkle Khanna is funny, poignant, amusing, sincere and sarcastic. She is like a breath of fresh air. The best part of this book was that it was such a fast and endearing read. I finished this in one sitting breezing through so many of her life’s incidents. She isn’t laugh out loud funny. She is witty and hella smart. Despite it being a “light read”, she is going to teach you a few things about life, one of which is given below.
I highly recommend you to read this book. It’ll rejuvenate your brain and soul.
RATING : 5/5
So that was my first read of 2017 and what an incredibly great way to start this year with! With Sherlock returning, new music from Ed Sheeran coming our way and my first read getting a 5/5 rating.. 2017 is doing great. *touchwood*
Here’s to infinite greatness in this year. ❤