I rarely do book reviews on this blog, it’s a beauty blog after all. But today I thought I would discuss a book I recently read. Actually, I was visiting my parents in Chandigarh recently and picked this up on the way. I finished reading it during my train journey of 3.5 hours. And I finally sat down today to share my thoughts about this book with all of you!
Book Title: Mrs. Funnybones…She is Just Like You and a Lot Like Me
Book Author: Twinkle Khanna
Price: 299 INR
Publisher: Penguin India
Overview: Full of wit and delicious observations, Mrs. Funnybones captures the life of the modern Indian woman – a woman who organizes dinner each evening after having been at 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 superhit column, Mrs. Funnybones marks the debut of one of our funniest, most original voices.
Review: I had heard about this book during a Blogging Conference. Everyone was talking about how Twinkle Khanna’s book has taken social media by storm. I was dumbfounded. I mean I know that she is not doing Bollywood anymore and runs a successful business of her own but ruling Social Media with her B-O-O-K! When did that happen?
Anyway, a few taps on my computer and I got myself educated about the latest happenings in the life of Twinkle Khanna. Apparently, she has been writing a column in a newspaper for a while and it was a hit. The book came in much later which is based on that column, the book also shares the title with the column – Mrs. Funnybones.
I opened this book with expectations of finding some stuff to laugh at, see how famous people actually live their lives and also to find out if they are as different from us as we believe.
Thankfully, within the first two chapters (there are 26) I found out that she is so relatable and some of her quips did make me chuckle.
Her struggles, the thoughts in her head and her actions are so similar to us. This actually proves that actors we see on screen are humans just like us, with their own struggles and challenges. With more money though!
I have read enough of the chicklit produced from all over the world to feel that Twinkle’s writing style is definitely influenced by Western writers. I think that she somehow withheld her writing because there were many places I could feel that she wanted to be politically correct and appropriate (perhaps for her family). I am sure it is difficult to live in the public eye and keep your privacy especially when you write a book about your life. Anyhow.
If you are into light-hearted books, you can check this out. I bought it for full price at the New Delhi Railway Station but I am sure it is available for less online!
I was a bit surprised because there was no mention of her father or sister. Even Akshay aka Man of the House appeared rarely in the book. Who knows how much of the stuff is fiction but it was an enjoyable read for me. I am usually into serious non-fiction but every now and then I enjoy going back to breezy reads! I have always admired Twinkle’s skin and I was secretly hoping to find some tips in there as well. Haha! I would recommend this to people looking for light-hearted stuff. If you are married and have children, you might find yourself nodding to her statements.
Have you read Twinkle Khanna’s Mrs. Funnybones? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!