I thought I would feel some type of emotion listening to this book, laughter, sadness, something! The only emotion I felt was glad when the book ended. The narrator's voice didn't help either.
This is not a fun or funny book about aging or even about being a woman. It is about a sarcastic, unappreciative, whiner. I expected to laugh. I expected to feel some connection with the author as a woman. I was sadly disappointed and did not laugh at anything because this was nothing more than her story about her boring life.
I listened to this audiobook on a road trip to Boston. The hours on the turnpike flew by as I alternately laughed out loud and teared up. As another "woman of a certain age" I identified with nearly everything she said. Ephron's narration adds much to this, as she adds certain nuances of expression that say it all. Highly recommend.
Just loved it!Nora Eprom's wit comes through so clearly as she reads her own work with that dry sense of humor, that makes the book that much more enjoyable. It will give any women over 40 a great opportunity to laugh at herself with self-confidence.
I was really looking forward to listening to this based on reviews I'd read, but it didn't live up to my expectations. The author/narrator is so dry and flat...I think that alone took the fun out of it. The book itself is somewhat entertaining but not worth the money spent.
I enjoyed this book..Nora Ephron is typical Nora Ephron, clever, witty..but suprisingly the book drags on at times. Possibly I'm the wrong demographic for the book..I'm only 35..but it was overall a good read.
When a gourmet chef invites you to dinner your mouth waters in anticipation and if you are served a meal that leaves you uninspired and bored you end up disappointed. Why nora Ephron serves us such a tasteless dish in this writingis a mistery that I hope she will not repeat. I am the guest she aimed this meal at- a 56 year old woman.
I've been a fan of Nora's for years. I would have rather read this book than listened to it. The person reading it was terrible. Way too slow, no inflection in her voice. She made what would have been a fun, insightful book into a bore to listen to.