Just Married, Please Excuse is an ideal book for all those who want a breezy read which will tickle their funny bones. The book is written by Yashodhara Lal who graduated from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in the year 2002. She has worked in the corporate world for more than a decade and was involved with the FMGC industry as well as the media. She presently resides in Gurgaon with Vijay, her husband and three kids. She and her husband lovingly refer to the kids as Papad, Pickle and Peanut. Yashodhara started her journey as a writer with blogging. She stated that her blog was an attempt at taking life a little less seriously. Just Married, Please Excuse is her first book. The book was published on 1st July, 2012 by Harper Collins Publishers India.
The book traces the journey of a modern, young couple. One of the protagonists of the book is Yashodhara, the author's namesake, who is from a big city and is known for her short temper. She is married to Vijay, the other protagonist of the book. Vijay, who hails from a small town in India, is lazy and laid back. When these two people, who are as different as chalk and cheese, get married to each other, all hell breaks loose. The marriage obviously has trouble written all over it. The story revolves around how Yashodhara and Vijay learn to adjust and live with each other. It is about how Vijay tackles his wife's temper and tantrums while Yashodhara leans to deal with Vijay's habit of proverbially putting his foot in his mouth. Other characters of the book include Yashodhara and Vijay's domestic helps Vinod and Zareena, both of whom have their respective idiosyncrasies, and their friend Vivi, who is nutty and zany. Members of Yashodhara and Vijay's respective families also join the fray.
The story takes a turn when the couple has to deal with an unexpected pregnancy. Arrival of their daughter Anoushka, who is also known as Peanut, adds to the mad frenzy and the battle between the couple escalates. Yashodahra and Vijay have different views and ideas on how to raise a kid and this leads a several arguments between the two. The differences between Yashodhara and Vijay seemed endearing to others at first but do these differences actually mean that they are incompatible and better off on their own rather than together? Have they bitten off more than either of them can chew? Will they agree on one, small thing ever? To know the answers to these questions, you will have to read the book. If you are in search of online bookstores from where you can purchase this book, you can visit Junglee.com. The website will provide you with information about shopping portals where it is available.
The book offers an honest and fresh take on marriages as well as parenthood in modern India and the readers are taken on a path of self discovery. It deals with serious matters like marriage and compatibility in a humorous way and many a times you will find yourself laughing out loud while reading the book. The protagonists of the story are likeable and you will be able to relate to them quite easily. Even after you have finished the book, the characters will stay with you and that is definitely the triumph of the author. The ISBN 10 code of this paperback is 9350292270 and its ISBN 13 code is 9789350292273.