Book Review: Mrs Funnybones

Mrs Funnybones

Mrs Funnybones


Mrs Funnybones is Twinkle Khanna’s debut book after a spate of articles in Times of India (TOI) and Daily News Analysis (DNA). The book is an eclectic mix of some of her articles in the past along with stories from her household represented in a satirical and witty manner.

The blurb goes like this:

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.

Twinkle seems to have quite a wacky and witty sense of humor and that reflects in her articles as well as the book. The book with its large font size and illustrations makes for a breezy read which can be completed in one sitting. Each of the illustrations and the notes before every chapter are perfectly done to keep the reader in the mood for more.

Twinkle gives an insight into her life whether it is taking care of the kids, her work as an interior designer, her constant chats with her husband and her mother in law and more in a light hearted and satirical manner. Moreover, each chapter is separate in it’s own way and you can read them in any order without having to worry about the continuity.

On the flip side, the book and the humor does get a bit repetitive at times. Moreover, you do wonder that since the book doesn’t offer anything really out of the ordinary, would it have been as successful as it was if it didn’t have Twinkle Khanna’s name associated with it? But that’s a question for another day. If you have read most of her articles (Thankfully I hadn’t), then you may already know a lot of chapters in the book.

All in all, if light breezy reads are your thing, then go for this one.

Rating – 3.5/5

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    • Or maybe it was good that you didn’t read her columns so the book was a fresh take for you :).