I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

[and Other Thoughts on Being A Woman]

Audiobook CD - 2006
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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.

The woman who brought us When Harry Met Sally . . . discusses everything-from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do. Oh, and she can't stand the way her neck looks. But her dermatologist tells her there's no quick fix for that.

Ephron chronicles her life, but mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age.
Utterly courageous, wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK is an audiobook of wisdom, advice, and laugh-out-loud moments, a scrumptious, irresistible treat.

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2006
ISBN: 9781415935323
1415935327
Branch Call Number: COM 814 E63i
Characteristics: 3 sound discs (3 hrs., 51 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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imaryg
Jun 22, 2018

Overall the book was interesting. It's told in a very smart, funny, jewish comedic way focusing on parts of life, that are a journey for all of us, especially as aging women.
It's not literature and not meant to be, but, it has some worthwhile insights.
Nora was a really bright lady who accomplished a great deal in her life.

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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.

ArapahoeAnna 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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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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