Fact or Fiction? Imagination or Memoirs? These thoughts went through my head as I started reading “Just Married, Please Excuse” by Yashodhara Lal. As the story unfolded and the characters started to be introduced, I felt that the author was talking about her reminiscences.
The book is about Yashodhara, a 23 year old girl from Delhi, who has passed out from IIM, Bangalore and is working in a company, where she meets Vijay, 30, from Jaipur. They fall in love and get married. She has very humourously presented the events that precede the wedding, how they go and meet each others parents before the wedding, how she tries to be an ideal daughter-in-law to her conservative in-laws. She has funnily described the ordeals of a newly married couple.
She goes on to describe the pregnancy, the gynaecologist, who gives precisely three minutes to her patients, how they change the gynaecologist, the ordeals of child birth and also the difference of opinion among both of them in bringing up the baby. How they end up visiting a marriage counselor and also the visits of the parents’.
Overall, an OK book. Good for one time read.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Book Source: Bought