I Feel Bad About My Neck
This incisive collection of essays from Ephron, an acclaimed screenwriter and novelist (When Harry Met Sally; Heartburn), was a national bestseller in hardcover and a hit with critics. Showcasing the razor-sharp wit and stylish prose that have earned Ephron a wide following, these 15 wonderfully readable pieces are filled with priceless nuggets of wisdom about the nature of womanhood, the difficulties of aging and the complexities of romantic relationships. In "Moving On," the author's attachment to a very special apartment in New York City is documented with affection, regret and a good deal of hard-earned wisdom about the Big Apple's real estate market. In "What I Wish I'd Known," Ephron offers advice about everything from fashion to psychoanalysis, writing with an eye for the revealing detail and a refreshing sense of the absurd. In other essays she turns her attention to subjects like literature, cooking, politics, and female beauty. Ephron's personal anecdotes are characterized by her own brand of humor, yet there's no denying that some of these pieces find her in a pensive mood. Now in her 60s, she's taking stock of a full and eventful life, and doing so, as these essays reveal, has aroused mixed emotions. Overall, this is a lively collection that readers of a certain age will welcome.
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