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Just Married, Please Excuse

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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 'temper tantrums' or Vijay's foot-in-mouth syndrome – with a little help from their idiosyncratic staff, Zarreena an
Paperback, Regular, 258 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by HarperCollins
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Swapan Seth
Jun 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have known Yashodhra Lal as a client of mine. A serious, strategist with little sense of humour. Or so I thought. Having said that, I did know that if she had written a book, it would certainly be above average. Such is her nature. She wouldn't put her name to anything that wasn't above par.
I finished JUST MARRIED PLEASE EXCUSE in one go. Which is a feat by itself since I usually stay away from fiction. I make an annual exception: Tony Parsons. And recently I also read Kiran Manral's lovely li
Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
Yashodhara is a modern Delhi girl and Vijay is somewhat modern guy from Jaipur. The corporate world plays a cupid bringing them together. While Yashodhara is fun-loving, easy going sorts with a big temper, Vijay is more serious, steady and man of few words. While one is strictly non-vegetarian the other is strictly vegetarian. They couldn’t be more different. But since when did ‘love’ ever have a checklist of likes, dislikes and temperament? In a split-moment decision made by Yashodhara (not so ...more
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Everyone seems to find the book funny, awesome, hilarious! But for me the book is--REAL.I have to thank the writer for this book. Having been married for over a year now and checking random relationship websites ,as to how to tackle married life, Yash's book answers all of that in a uncomplicated manner! and the book also re assures that its ok to do the wrong things in a marriage, since everything will be fine with a lot of communication.

What's right with the book! EVERYTHING! Seriously it was
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Though the book is being launched on July 19th, I was fortunate enough to read it as my boss, who received an early copy was nice enough to lend it to me once she was done. When I think of Yashodhara Lal, I always remember her as a client who would occasionally gave me stares that stung like daggers when my team and I would put up a presentation that she thought was not quite up to the mark. I was always quite wary of her. However I would get a taste of her occasional good sense of humour every ...more
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
If there's one book you must read on a trip this summer, this has to be it. It's light, unpretentious and will keep you entertained through the course of the journey.

While there have been many books on marriage between mismatched individuals, this one stands out for being refreshingly honest. The characters are real, and the goof-ups make you sympathize with them (especially if you are also one of those women with foot in mouth syndrome). The down to earth humor, and unabashed autobiographical
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Foremost - Most of the reviews here are FAKE..Read them carefully and you will come to know that reviewers are somehow related to the author...Do a ctrl+f on client/neighbour..
I got trapped in these fake reviews posted here and on FLIPKART...On flipkart you will also notice that the bad reviews do not move up in the review section - no matter how many people find them helpful!!!

Book is about the author bragging -- may be -- her life..Just another imitation of Three mistakes...Put some fancy nam
ʎzzıɯ Mekana
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I got this book as a Goodreads First Reads.(Squeeee my first ever. It amazes me. Seriously- free books?) Being a minor in high school, you can imagine my embarrassment when telling my mom that I had just won a book entitled "Just Married, Please Excuse".
This book is not what I expected at all. I HATE Chetan Bagat novels (with fiery passion) and I expected something similar. What I got, however, was a cynically funny, interesting, and honest novel about marriage and life in general. This book is
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have been reading Yashodhara's blog for a couple of years now and always look forward to her updates. The way she writes is very fresh, casual, conversational, and just funny. You can't read what she writes and not come away smiling (I know, I know - unless of course she's writing something sad!) Because of the blog, I was really looking forward to getting my hands on the book. It was a really good read - what I like most is how honest the book is. It's her life as it really is - no pretense a ...more
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have been one of the few lucky ones who got the pleasure to read the book before everyone actually gets their own copy.
Having finished the book in almost one go, I wanted the book to go and on. I have never been a very speedy reader but in this case I just did not want the book to end and every page I read wanted me to continue further.

Just Married Please Excuse, is a beautifully written book which left me awe struck. The characters so real that they almost talk to you and someone you can to
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Humourous, fun, interesting, light and totally relatable! Not an otherwise fast reader, this one I finished in just a couple of days laughing out loud in parts and feeling the unsaid warmth of the relationships in the book.

Loved some of the characters- especially the description of the household help- and the quirky marriage counsellor. The characters are brought to life simply by their dialogues rather than describing them physically....that's the type of writing I like!

Fast paced and fun, pi
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: indian-writings
This would be the last review of 2015 from my side.

"There's Something About You" was my first book by this author and it was so entertaining that I couldn't wait to start another one by her.

"Just Married, Please Excuse" is a different book for different sort of readers.
It is a hilarious and entertaining book for an unmarried reader and it is a true to life, real story for a married reader.

Yashodhara Lal has a unique ability to write light hearted romance with a dose of humour, this is what I lik
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
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 humourousl
Nishal Joseph
absolutely loved the book!!

had been following Y on her blog and was really impressed by her writing style and brilliant choice of words to describe otherwise simple n common things. the hallmark of her writing style is clearly evident in her book as well.

didn't feel as if i was reading a book, could visualize the things so vividly as if i was a witness to all the events (some of them nearly earth-shattering #bhookamp)

for me the one take away from the book was the quote by mummyji -ladne ki kya b
Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, chicklit
I won this book in one of the Goodreads Giveaway. For me it was a simple, funny and light read. The whole concept of Yashodhara putting her own life on paper and sharing the good and bad moments of it, was new and entertaining. In very simple terms, it shows what most of the couples go through in early phases of their marriage and parenting. Having said that, it may be simple looking but it still manages to show the various shades of V and Y's relationship. At times things may not be as complica ...more
Zainab Aafia
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
If you are one of those readers who checks out ratings and reviews before getting yourself any book, then please do not go by these ratings on good reads or flipkart. It is over rated. period. I found it really boring. There is nothing interesting about it. The humour and writing is similar to that of Chetan Bhagat's books and is mostly a compiled version of the author bragging about her achievements. It looks like the author is honest, not trying to please anybody but the more you read, you fin ...more
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
While this book had its entertaining moments and I feel any married couple will be able to relate to the majority of this book, it completely lacked a story. I felt like I was reading a personal diary. I found myself laughing out loud a few times, so I'm not saying this was not entertaining. What i AM saying is that I could skip 5 pages at a time and still not be confused, because it's not possible to miss anything in a book that has no real story, other than "the life and times of a married cou ...more
Aug 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Just Married, Please Excuse is deceptively funny. It's funny because Yashodhara Lal has an unerring eye for the quirky, and can describe events and situations with disarming candour. I say deceptively funny, because it is a very honest portrait of a marriage, with all the associated joys and heartache that the early years of marriage and parenthood can bring. It demanded to be read through in one sitting, as I had to know what happened next, and is now being read again, slowly, savouring each au ...more
Dec 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just married, please excuse is an honest and sincere effort from author Yashodhara. I really liked the way she portrayed each character they were SO realistic that we could relate to ‘all of’ them easily and also the story was more like a real time experience, I didn’t find anything out of context or exaggerating. Even the ending was smooth usually the books I have read tend to either elaborate the ending or finish it off soon that was not the case with this book. Over all a great, humors, clean ...more
Manu Goyal
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
A brilliantly hilarious book - couldn't put it down till I finished the last page. Yashodhara strikes a good balance between humour and emotion. Had me in giggles in many parts especially the part about K and vijay:)
The language used looked so simple at first but then I realised that the words were chosen so beautifully as if we were having a direct conversation.
Great that Yashodhara could convert her life so far into a book. Hope that it is just the beginning and looking forward for more!
Indrani Sen
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: india
This is the story of Yashodhara and Vijay and their journey of life via marriage and parenthood. The book is a very enjoyable, engaging and fast read. It is pretty well-written and the story flows smoothly. At every step there are hilarious anecdotes.

Recommended for reading while travelling or when you need something light but still well-written.
Rupertt Wind
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
A staggeringly simple and honest account of a neo-Indian metro-sexual , modern Indian women as she travels through love, life and a lot more.It offers and inside view of Indian life and the big and small troubles that they face as a family in an India that is both Traditional and Modern simultaneously.
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A simple story with many hilarious angles to life post marriage and yet dealing with many PPDs. Really liked all the details thrown on each incident covered in the book. Wish i read what happens next in this Queen and King story after their princess.
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
It was an ok book , I didn't like it very much. I feel the author must have included some romance. The book's title was catchy and so I decided to buy it. After a few pages I was bored. I guess its the kind of book which will be liked by married people since they can relate to it.
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A laugh riot. And it's such a nice feeling that the author is my neighbour and slowly turning into a friend. It is so clever n witty. There is also surprising sensitivity behind the humor. A must read!!!!
Darshana Unnikrishnan
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
i totally loved this book... its a sincere take on marriage unlike the usual masala novels... it certainly does not contain any masala added to it to please the reader... its just about real life experiences... the way people react to real life situations :-) it was a refreshing read.
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
'Just married, Please Excuse' is an uncomplicated and rollicking account of coming together of a couple hailing from disparate segments of the society. It is destined to put a stubborn smile on your face with its innate humour and disarming frankness.
Sep 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
May be It is just me ( going by roaring reviews for this book on goodreads) that I found the book pretty average and it did not as "humurous" as many reviews say. I found it very boring even by the standards of "chick-lit". so it was one star for me.
Piyusha Vir
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The author's ability to see the humour in the unlikeliest of situations, and present in through the protagonist is commendable.
The writing is heart-felt and hilarious. I was really laughing out loud while reading it.
Nowhere does the author lose tempo of the story, or the underlying humour.
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome book from a debut writer. A simple, elegant but flowing writing style and the little moments interwoven in bigger shifts in married life is what this book is about.
One more thing, this book will save many a marriages.
Mayank Pandya
May 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Very boring. Somehow completed this book. A story without proper plot & flow. Didn't liked it.
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Yashodhara Lal's USP is in taking the ordinary and making it hilarious. She graduated from IIM-Bangalore in 2002 and has over 12 years of experience in the Marketing Domain across two large corporations in FMCG and media. She lives in Gurgaon with her husband Vijay, and the three small children they call Peanut, Pickle and Papad - all of whom never fail to provide her with material for her enterta ...more
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