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I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman | [Nora Ephron]

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

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.
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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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    I bought this book because I wanted a light humorous read. I did not think it was particularly funny. I never laughed out loud, I don't think I even chuckled. Laughing as we get older is one thing and worth doing, but this book didn't laugh at the issues of aging so much as whine about them. Her conclusion was that there isn't much good about aging, indeed if anything good at all - it is much better to be young. I was looking forward to wit and humor and found little of either. I am a fan of her work so was disappointed in this example of it.

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    S. Weaver NJ United States 10-24-06
    S. Weaver NJ United States 10-24-06 Member Since 2014
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    "self-indulgent"

    Witty, yes; interesting, at times. But Ephron's topics are, on the whole, petty and self-indulgent. I'd rather see her take on things that matter a bit more.

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    John S. Buchanan Los Angeles 09-21-06
    John S. Buchanan Los Angeles 09-21-06 Member Since 2014

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    "very witty"

    I listened to this book as I was walking my dog and I was laughing out loud. I wish I had written this book.

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    Sammi Washington, GA, United States 03-22-08
    Sammi Washington, GA, United States 03-22-08
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    "sad and funny and true"

    Women under 50 reading this book may not have experienced some of the subjects yet, but Nora Ephron has the writing ability to make anyone understand where she is coming from. If only I had this information 30 years ago. I would have bought that bikini and worn it everywhere for 5 years!

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    "UGH! One of the worst...."

    I've ever read or listened to. Save your money! Boring, Boring and Even More Boring. Truly one of the most ridiculous books out there.

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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