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ISBN: 0307276821

ISBN13: 9780307276827

I Feel Bad about My Neck : And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

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The ultimate funny Mother's Day gift. 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...

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I loved every bit

If Nora Ephron can laugh about the process of growing older, so can we. She writes about her life so far in an amusing way that will make you feel she is a sister or best friend. She speaks of herself openly, often hilariously and makes you laugh along with her, sometimes out loud. Ephron is a brave woman for the truth she tells and I honor her for being courageous enough to do it, for herself and for every woman facing the same fate. I loved every bit of "I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman" and I think most woman past 40 will see a glimpse of themselves or their future in her writing.

Aging can be funny!

I saw this book at Costco and picked it up on a whim, since I've always like Nora Ephron's films. It's a collection of short essays and it's very funny. I laughed out loud through most of it. I think I'm a little younger than the target audience age for this book. (My neck still looks good, although according to Nora's dermatologist not for much longer, so I'm certainly appreciating it like I never have before!) I think women of any age would find this book amusing and be able to relate to what she's writing about though. In fact, I think it's mostly intended for women, since I don't know if a man would get the humor in quite the same way. There's a hilarious essay on all the maintenance involved in being a woman, also another really funny one about purses that stood out for me. Some of the essays are serious and the book ends on a surprisingly serious note. I'm not sure why she chose to end a book that contains so much humor in such a heavy way. She's an excellent writer though and I thought it was a great read.

Hilarious and true, what a combination!

Nora Ephron verbalized my thoughts about purses and especially necks. What happens overnight? Suddenly you look in the mirror and realize, "Omigod, it's my grandmother's neck!Who drew those lines?" Thank God for winter, I used to hate it but how else can you wear turtlenecks everyday? I am considering volunteering for Antarctica for the summer so I can live in polarfleece.This is so humour filled but also validating. We are all in this together and I swear, I will be buried in a turtleneck

Enough with denial - embrace it ;-)

I've loved Nora Ephron ever since Sleepless In Seattle and You've Got Mail. Heartburn (which she wrote) turned into a hit film, and so I knew when I saw that she wrote another book again, I thought I'd pick it up. It's a collection of amusing essays all about growing older. She says that there are so many books out there about what to do after menopause etc, but none addressed your neck change as you age so she thought this was a cute and funny title. She talks about maintenance being a second career because a lot of women are pre-empting age. For example, hair dying, botox etc. She talks about her husbands theory of women either being birds, muffins or horses and that is the shape of your face. If you are a muffin, you can have a zillion face lifts and be fine, but other shaped faces - not so much. She talks more seriously about reaching 60 and start loosing friends. You have to come to grips with reality and realise that we aren't invincible and won't die - it's getting closer to being on the cards. She also mentions things she wishes she'd known; You can't be friends with people who call after 11pm, Write everything down, Back up your files etc. She's very funny (a very dry sense of humour) and it shows through this book. It's a good read that is sometimes serious but overall will be thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining. If you are a fan of her movies, you will definately love I Feel Bad About My Neck ...

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