Mrs Funnybones – Twinkle Khanna

Mrs Funnybones is a collection of memoir-like blogs by Twinkle Khanna The book is an easy read and sometimes witty and humorous. 

I liked how Twinkle has tried to connect with the readers by writing about the common challenges of most women in their 30s and 40’s, managing kids, running a house, maintaining cordial relationship with the mother-in-law, working at office or running a business, school related activities, dealing with own parents, trying to lose the last few pounds and a lot more. Despite being a celebrity wife and much more privileged than most of us she talks about the ordinary things most wives and mothers feel and experience on a daily basis making her feel one of us. I also liked how she didn’t make a big hoopla about how grand her life is and has purposely kept the glamor away. 

The way she has addressed Akshay Kumar as ‘Man of the House’, her son as ‘The Prodigal Son’ and daughter as ‘The Baby’ makes you feel that it’s really not about Twinkle Khanna the celebrity, but about Twinkle Khanna the woman of 21st century with her various hats.

It’s a collection of blogs. All entries are independent of each other. Though it’s a decent light read it certainly is overrated, possibly because of Twinkle’s celebrity status or because people picked it with the hope of getting a peek into the lives of a star couple.

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