Twinkle Khanna is a former Bollywood film actress, who debuted her first non-fiction novel, Mrs Funnybones, in the year 2015. Mrs Funnybones sold over one lakh copies making Twinkle Khanna India’s highest-selling female writer of 2015.[
We have read about life from the eyes of famous politicians. We have seen the world from the side of religious fanatics. We have felt, and laughed at the miseries of engineering students and we have experienced the journeys of men who conquered the world with their talent.
It was therefore a welcome change to read about an ordinary person like myself, who makes mistakes, pays for them, is NOT perfect and likes it that way.
Mrs Funnybones is a refreshing debut novel by the ever-witty Twinkle Khanna, where she explores the life of the modern, Indian woman.
Whether it is the ancient, religious or superstitious customs we need to follow for keeping the hearts of our old parents or keeping a step ahead and being ever ready to answer our over-smart children, Khanna deals with all everyday problems of life.
With her ever present humour she manages to capture life in its comic sense. She discusses the everyday problems we all face and shares her insight on some serious issues as well.
Through her original writing style, Khanna manages to keep the reader hooked on to this novel.
Being the typical Indian myself, I particularly enjoyed reading about those annoyingly talkative strangers we are forced to share parts of our days with and those stuck up aunties who are forever trying to act fancy. Call me evil! But just knowing the fact that even celebrities out there cannot be spared of these everyday horrors, makes me feel better about myself (evil grin).
At the same time though, the recollection of college Goa trips, talkative rickshaw drivers and the silliest arguments with moms, takes me down the pleasant memory lane as well.
More than anything else however, the very basic level at which I could relate to this book as a girl, a student, a fellow writer and an Indian is what made me like this book.
So everyone out there who is looking for a simple and uncomplicated fresh book to read, Mrs Funnybones is the best choice.