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I Feel Bad about My Neck

And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

By

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

3.7
(116)

Language:English | Number of Pages: 137 | Format: Hardcover | In other languages: (other languages) Chi traditional

Isbn-10: 0307264556 | Isbn-13: 9780307264558 | Publish date:  | Edition 1

Also available as: Paperback , Others , eBook

Category: Fiction & Literature , Humor

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Book Description

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 . . . , 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.

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    I do like her wit in some chapters

    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 ...continue

    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) 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.

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    作者是電影「電子情書」的導演,當女主角不得不關掉繼承的書店時的心聲,竟與書中第164頁巧妙呼應:

    「這就是紐約,這是個什麼都急遽成長的城市:房租上漲、人們變老、孩子不願意繼續經營小店舖。結果你就得在東區四處尋覓匈牙利麵包店「赫伯茲夫人」的蹤跡。這家店以前就在那兒,一直都在那兒,甚至還變成地標了,固定佇立在鄰近社區之中,也是讓紐約生活更具特色的關鍵之一;但現在卻徹底消失了,甚至沒有人想到要通知你一聲 ...continue

    作者是電影「電子情書」的導演,當女主角不得不關掉繼承的書店時的心聲,竟與書中第164頁巧妙呼應:

    「這就是紐約,這是個什麼都急遽成長的城市:房租上漲、人們變老、孩子不願意繼續經營小店舖。結果你就得在東區四處尋覓匈牙利麵包店「赫伯茲夫人」的蹤跡。這家店以前就在那兒,一直都在那兒,甚至還變成地標了,固定佇立在鄰近社區之中,也是讓紐約生活更具特色的關鍵之一;但現在卻徹底消失了,甚至沒有人想到要通知你一聲,真夠悲哀的。雖然那種悲哀並不是真的有什麼哀傷的事,但還是很令人傷心。另一方面來說,這種沈痛的打擊多多少少還是會減輕的。因為很可能在某個地方,以某種方法,你能找到了消失的包心菜捲餅,或是可以複製同樣的東西......」

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  • 4

    很有趣的一本書,適合熟女們來閱讀!常看電視上名人說:頸子和手是最容易洩露女人真正的年紀.所以我就對這本書產生好奇,沒想到一看就沉迷~然後才知道原來作者來頭不小,不光是封面上說的那幾部電影(當哈利碰上莎莉,西雅圖夜未眠,電子情書),還有她和"甘迺迪"的故事,令人莞爾~生活中一些的黑色幽默,我想,應該是我們這種年紀的人可以接受的吧XD

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    Comprato quasi a caso in aereoporto prima di un viaggio intercontinentale, mi ha tenuto compagnia egregiamente e senza mai annoiarmi per molte ore. Gli articoli di questa raccolta spaziano dall'esteti ...continue

    Comprato quasi a caso in aereoporto prima di un viaggio intercontinentale, mi ha tenuto compagnia egregiamente e senza mai annoiarmi per molte ore. Gli articoli di questa raccolta spaziano dall'estetica al tempo che passa, dai traslochi all'essere genitori, passando per argomenti meno trattati, più "quotidiani", senza mai perdere la verve leggera e ironica o mancare di profondità, intelligenza e arguzia. Una lettura fluida e brillante, completata alla fine dalla divertentissima (e saggia) lista "What I wish I'd known".

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  • 5

    Sì do quattro stellette a questo libro di Nora Ephron perché ha un modo tutto suo di raccontare i piccoli dettagli, a volte insignificanti, del nostra vita restituendoceli più preziosi.
    Non si parla so ...continue

    Sì do quattro stellette a questo libro di Nora Ephron perché ha un modo tutto suo di raccontare i piccoli dettagli, a volte insignificanti, del nostra vita restituendoceli più preziosi.
    Non si parla solo degli anni che passano e dei segni che lasciano sul nostro corpo, si parla di amore, di figli, di amici, di case e di cucina. L'ultimo capitolo poi è di una bellezza infinita mi ha fatto commuovere. Consiglio la lettura, soprattutto in inglese.

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