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I Feel Bad About My Neck Audiobook
I Feel Bad About My Neck
Written by: 
Nora Ephron
Narrated by: 
Nora Ephron
I Feel Bad About My Neck Audiobook

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman

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Publisher's Summary

With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.

The woman who brought us When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and Bewitched, and the author of best sellers Heartburn, Scribble Scribble, and Crazy Salad, discusses everything, from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do. Oh, and she can't stand the way her neck looks. But her dermatologist tells her there's no quick fix for that.

Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. She recounts her anything-but-glamorous days as a White House intern during the JFK years and shares how she fell in and out of love with Bill Clinton...from a distance, of course. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age.

Utterly courageous, wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a book of wisdom, advice, and laugh-out-loud moments, a scrumptious, irresistible treat.

©2006 Nora Ephron; (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • The Book Sense Book of the Year Award, Adult Nonfiction, 2007

"Ephron returns to her print roots with a new collection of essays reflecting the perspective of an aging, but still crackling sharp, cultural scribe." (Boston Globe)
"This current gatherum of hard and funny truths spares neither the author's pride nor her audience's, but it does salve wounds, and many of Ephron's insights are bound to come in handy." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Ephron's insights make the book an enjoyable romp....For people who want a little candor and humor about not only hanging on but getting on, this book is for you." (The New York Post)

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    Julie Elmhurst, IL, USA 04-16-07
    Julie Elmhurst, IL, USA 04-16-07
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    "That Voice!"

    Sometimes the term "Narrated by the Author" is a good thing - think Bill Bryson, for instance. Unfortunately, Nora Ephron is no Bill Bryson. Her narration of this funny, smart book about life as an urban woman "of a certain age" is so grating that it is difficult to listen to for any significant length of time. Although Ms. Ephron's voice is high-pitched and whiny, I could have lived with that. Far more annoying is her sing-song cadence, and overly dramatic inflection. This is probably the only Audio Book I have ever heard that made me wish I had chosen the print version instead.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey east amherst, NY, United States 07-07-16
    Tracey east amherst, NY, United States 07-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not just for women"

    Nora Ephron is a riot. Love her humor, her writing, her pace, her personality. Wonderful experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Polly Sherard 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Never Will Delete this Book"

    I adore Nota Ephron. I miss her terribly. Having her voice this wonderful funny and poignant series of essays is a gift.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Benedetto 06-12-16
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    "Do not read when your hungry!"
    What did you love best about I Feel Bad About My Neck?

    Amusing however I felt I would relate better if I was a part of the uptown "ladies that lunch crowd". Her roster of friends and husbands never ended. Her life made my feel mundane.
    Some of her aging observations rang true, funny and with a large dose of Ephron's irony.
    Her recipes made my mouth water. I loved it!


    What about Nora Ephron’s performance did you like?

    Her voice and enunciation is all important to the texture of her narrative .Of course she was crucial to the memoirs....who else could bring it to life.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to Nora Ephron's book in one day while walking to and from home; it took me one hour each way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria 06-08-16
    Victoria 06-08-16
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    "A fan of Nora?"

    If you enjoy Nora Ephron's films and writings then you will lap up her book. Smart, funny, painfully on point in a wonderful way. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Wish some of her other books were narrated by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    V. FOster Seattle, WA USA 05-07-16
    V. FOster Seattle, WA USA 05-07-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Simply wonderful..."

    Thank you Nora, you continue to inspire and love those now and in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Aronne Quincy, Ma 04-10-16
    Elizabeth Aronne Quincy, Ma 04-10-16 Member Since 2016

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    "great book
    I loved it read by Nora"

    will miss her writing and screenplays into movies
    All time favorites just loved it great lady

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel 03-04-16
    Rachel 03-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A look into the New York Life"
    What did you like best about I Feel Bad About My Neck? What did you like least?

    I liked the love for cooking.....I can relate....The name dropping was never ending and annoying


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nora Ephron again?

    I always try something twice just in case I misjudged


    Have you listened to any of Nora Ephron’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Nothing to compare it too


    Did I Feel Bad About My Neck inspire you to do anything?

    Be myself and not a name dropping self absorbed materialistic person


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles 12-03-15
    Charles 12-03-15
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    "I just wish I could listen to her longer!"

    I thought it was great! I think I will try some of her other books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol 03-04-13
    Carol 03-04-13
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    "Wish you were here, Nora"
    Where does I Feel Bad About My Neck rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Toward the top


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was her life's story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nora talking to the famous chefs as she cooked their recipies


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    As others have said, this is best enjoyed by someone who is at least 50. Her voice delivery is a little flat, but who can complain about that? It's HER story in HER voice! Worth my time to listen - I miss you, Nora!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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