I Feel Bad About My Neck: Book summary and reviews of I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck

And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

by Nora Ephron

I Feel Bad About My Neck
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  • Published in USA  Aug 2006
    160 pages
    Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

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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. She recounts her anything-but-glamorous days as a White House intern during the JFK years (“I am probably the only young woman who ever worked in the Kennedy White House that the President did not make a pass at”) 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.

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"May Ephron, and her purse, endure so she can continue to tell us how it goes. Or, at least, where it went." - Publishers Weekly.

" Despite the elegiac tone of this collection, it would be nice to think that we'll have Nora Ephron around for a long time. She's always good for an amusing line, a wry smile, and sometimes an abashed grin of recognition as she homes in on one of our own dubious obsessions. "Goodbye" may be her final word in this uneven book, but with any luck, it'll turn out that she doesn't mean it." - The Washington Post.

"One doesn't need to be a post-menopausal New Yorker with a liberal outlook and comfortable income to enjoy Ephron's take on life, but those who fit the profile will surely relish it most." - Kirkus Reviews.

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Nora Ephron Author Biography

Nora Ephron was an American film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and blogger. She will likely be best remembered for her romantic comedies and was a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for three films: Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle. She died in 2012 at the age of 71.

Plays

  • Silkwood, 1992
  • When Harry Met Sally, 1998
  • Imaginary Friends, 2003
  • Love, Loss and What I Wore, 2011 with Delia Ephron


Films

  • Silkwood (writer), 1983
  • Heartburn (writer, novel), 1986
  • When Harry Met Sally... (writer, associate producer), 1989
  • Cookie (writer, executive producer), 1989
  • My Blue Heaven (writer, executive producer), 1990
  • This Is My Life (director, writer), 1992
  • Sleepless in ...

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