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. Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, "I Feel Bad About My Neck" is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages. Click here to see more by Nora Ephron.
- ISBN-13: 9780307276827
- ISBN-10: 0307276821
- Publisher: Vintage
- Publish Date: April 2008
- Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
- Page Count: 160
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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