I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

And Other Thoughts on Being A Woman

Book - 2006
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Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307264558
0307264556
Branch Call Number: 814.54 EP38I
Characteristics: viii, 137 p. ; 22 cm

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PinesandPrejudice Jul 27, 2017

Parts of this book were interesting, other parts dull, and other parts insightful. I believe I read this book at the wrong age. I found it difficult to relate to and some of the advice did not feel relevant to my generation. I enjoy Nora Ephron's movies but some of her essays were ranty. So it was okay, because there were some lines I wanted to underline but most of it was forgettable and a drag to get through.

AL_ANNA Sep 14, 2016

Filled with quotable wisdom and over the top humor. Ever wondered, "Who is Nora Ephron?", this is a good place to start. Recommend listening to the audiobook read by Ephron to get the timing of her very funny delivery.

WVMLBookClubTitles Aug 23, 2014

Ephron takes stock – her career (including cooking for Craig Claiborne), her marriages (there were three), the Apthorp (an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan she fell in love with for a time), her purse, and of course, her aging body. She will make you laugh, and feel good about life.

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ggrandel
Jul 14, 2014

This was a good read for when you want to relax and not think too much. Very light, I enjoyed it.

Wonderful vignette of thoughts on aging women by someone who is going through it with a sense of humour and perspective. I loved it and had to keep some quotes for my favorite ides log.

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unJoCo
Jan 09, 2014

Perfect for this 50ish reader!

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tedrich2921
Jun 16, 2013

Somewhat amusing stories about a woman growing older. Quick way to pass some time, but nothing very special. I rate this a C plus.

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andreabn
Apr 02, 2013

Read by the author which really added to the hilarity of it. I'm not sure i would have gotten some of the nuances of her "voice" if I had just read it.

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britprincess1
Nov 14, 2012

Classic Nora Ephron essays. Sheer delight. The world will miss her passion and one-of-a-kind wit. It is distinctly "New York", though, as was she is, so for those who can't understand that lifestyle, I wouldn't recommend this book. To everyone else, it will be a fun, entertaining, and quick read.

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annekim9
Nov 08, 2012

I read this book a few years ago but I recently listened to it and it?s vastly more entertaining as an audiobook. Nora Ephron reads her own words and she is droll, disarming and often hilarious. I will listen to this again. Favorite essays: On Maintenance and a more serious essay, On Rapture (about Nora's love of reading).

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santiano9
Aug 07, 2011

- one of my books on tape that goes walking with me. Nice and light but with crisp writing and some funny bits. A bit trying to hard to be a witty, fashionable New Yorker but I still liked it. 7/10

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patl
Feb 25, 2011

A candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of mainenance, menopause, empty nests and life itself. She speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age.

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uhLEEsuh
Jun 23, 2013

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real. Reading is grist. Reading is bliss.”

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