Title : JUST MARRIED, PLEASE EXCUSE
Language : English
Author : Yashodhara Lal
Genre : Fiction, Humour
Publisher : HarperCollins ( 2012 )
ISBN-13 : 9789350292273
ISBN-10 : 9350292270
Binding : Binding Paperback
Price : Rs. 199 ( Buy from Flipkart.com for Rs. 127/- ( 36% Off )
Pages : 264
The Book Summary : Caution: Marriage Ahead …
Yashodhara, a quick-tempered gal from the big city, is hitched to Vijay, a laidback desi boy from a small town – in one word, trouble! The young couple must learn to adjust to married life and to each other – whether it is Yashodhara’s ‘tamper tentrums’ or Vijay’s foot-in-mouth syndrome – with a little help from their idiosyncratic staff Zarreena and Vinod, their nutty friend Vivi and, of course, their respective families.
With the unexpected arrival of baby Anoushka a.k.a Peanut, the battles escalate, fuelled by their vastly divergent views on raising a child. Will their many differences – so endearing at the start of their romance – actually turn out to mean that they are just incompatible? Will they ever manage to agree on anything? Or have they just bitten off more than they can chew?
A fresh and honest take on marriage and parenthood, this is a story of self-discovery that will have you laughing out loud – and sympathizing wholeheartedly with its quirky and likeable cast of characters.
My Point of View ( P.O.V ) : Okay, this was not one book that I was dying to get. Rather I got it via some gift vouchers that I recently won, and boy! am I glad I did. The book revolves around the arranged marriage between the typical Delhite girl and an old fashioned guy - two extreme characters ( thus bound to encounter trouble in the long run ). The other characters of this book are lovable and very real ( with real-life anecdotes added in ), hence the overall feel is kinda realistic too. The book is a very honest attempt. Women, especially married ones in their 30's would definitely connect with this humour filled, unpretentious book. Unmarried ones should also read it to get an idea of what to expect post marriage. The book doesn't have any scenes that would make the readers uncomfortable at any point, thus is ideal for the Indian mindset. The book is quite calm till arrival of the first baby, after which it turns into a roller coaster ride, giving an interesting insight of how with the arrival of children, supposedly lovey-dovey relationship called marriage becomes an incredible journey, sometimes fun sometimes straining! And sometimes can land you straight at the marriage councellor's office too. It has dealt with relationships issues and the complexities in detail, which the reader will totally enjoy, be emotional, identify with and also analyse for themselves.
The book will keep you glued till the end and leave you wanting more.
For a debut novel, the author has done a fairly good job.
I'd rate the book 4 out of 5 stars.
Positives : I loved this book because it is a light read and gave me some cool entertainment, as I got to peek into the author's life, her marraige, the couple's home, their kids etc and also the much warned 'trouble' ( in its cover ) - as its kinda autobiographical. If you are expecting a serious, heavy literature type read, then probably this is not the one for you. But if you are seeking a fun, engaging book filled with humour moments then you'll simply love it. A very readable book, well written in a simple, seamless smooth flowing, lucid and easy style ( rather more like everyday conversations that we have ) without any over the board fancy words & phrases ( Ok maybe in a few places but it doesn't matter ). Hence, you'll instantly connect with the author as you flip through it pages. The book is definitely a feel good book and you feel positive, and by the time you've finished it, you'd end up with a big smile in your face ( though you are left laughing all the while reading it as well )
Negatives : None! Less dramatic instances in the book would have sufficed.
Who will enjoy this? - Everyone.
Buy or Don’t Buy? – A Must Buy!
About the Author : Yashodhara Lal's USP is in taking the ordinary and making it hilarious. Yashodhara Lal graduated from IIM-Bangalore in 2002 and has over a decade of experience in the corporate world, across the FMCG and media industries. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband Vijay and the three children who they innovatively refer to as Peanut, Pickle and Papad. Yashodhara began her journey in writing with her blog, described as a serious attempt to take life less seriously, now at www.yashodharalal.com. Just Married, Please Excuse is her first book - www.yashodharalal.com | www.justmarriedpleaseexcuse.com/
Our Rating Scale is : 1 to 5 = ◕◕◕◕ - I really liked it!