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 ...
of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.The woman who brought us When Harry Met Sally . . . , Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Bewitched, and the author of best sellers Heartburn, Scribble Scribble, and Crazy Salad, 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 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.Utterly courageous, wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a book of wisdom, advice, and laugh-out-loud moments, a scrumptious, irresistible treat.
I do like her wit in some chapters but in others such as in the first one that gives this wonderful title to the book I was disappointed. I guess when she gets a bit too negative and bitter it doesn't resonate anymore with the line of (dark) humorI do like her wit in some chapters but in others such as in the first one that gives this wonderful title to the book I was disappointed. I guess when she gets a bit too negative and bitter it doesn't resonate anymore with the line of (dark) humor she's trying to have. I also heard the audio book read by herself that enforces this impression. In spite of this I did love some parts, really did, loved the humor, the confidence, the writing style and all she communicates. I do love the second chapter about the ladies handbags and well as the ones on JFK and Bill among others....Continua Nascondi