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I Feel Bad about My Neck : And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron (2008, CD, Unabridged)

Author: Nora Ephron | ISBN-10: 0739369938 | ISBN-13: 9780739369937
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Synopsis
With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Ephron shares her ups and downs in a hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. Unabridged. 3 CDs.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-100739369938
ISBN-139780739369937

Key Details
AuthorNora Ephron
Edition DescriptionUnabridged
FormatCD
Publication Date2008-04-01
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Additional Details
Number of Volumes3 vols.

Dimensions
Weight4.2 Oz
Height0.6 In.
Width5 In.
Length5.9 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade

Classification Method
Dewey Decimal814/.54
Dewey Edition22

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Read byNora Ephron

Reviews
"Nora Ephron, 65 years old in I Feel Bad About My Neck , pokes fun at her own eccentricities and finds herself writing about 'lunch with my girlfriendsI got that far into the sentence and caught myself. I suppose I mean my women friends. We are no longer girls and have not been for forty years.' But [ I Feel Bad About My Neck is a] girlfriend book, and in the best way. . . . Ephron, who is a great wit, has made a career out of women's body anxieties. The magazine piece that made her famous in the 1970s, 'A Few Words about Breasts,' is a long kvetch about her flat chest . . . Now, though, Ephron kvetches about her wrinkled neck, the one part of a woman's aging body that can't be resurfaced. She and the ladies who lunch with her all wear scarves or turtlenecks to hide their 'shame.' . . . Ephron [is] unfailingly clever and often pokes fun at our preoccupations while sharing them. . . . I Feel Bad About My Neck has everything I want in an entertaining read: a breezy pace, wry musings, copious doses of gossip, humor, and new information. . . . Ephron produces perfect vignettes. . . . [When I finished I Feel Bad About My Neck , I] felt the 'rapture' that Ephron says you feel on completing a great book. . . . [Books] have always been faithful pals, and [this one is] among the best. . . . [Get] your friends of a certain age together, rent Silkwood (which I think is Ephron's best film), read [her book] together, and argue and laugh and cry. That's my prescription." Emily Toth, Women's Review of Books "The subtitle to this book of autobiographical essays by the pithy, witty Ephron'and other thoughts on being a woman'says it all. Chapters include brilliant, biting essays on such things as wrinkly necks, bad handbags, and being a parent. You'll laugh out loud at her spot-on observations, but there's something wonderfully poignant about Ephron's list of things worth knowing, and how to live out one's life feeling satisfied. A heartwarming little book." Easy Living magazine (UK) "What's refreshing about Ephron is that she refuses to entertain any illusions about the terrible fate that awaits us. What's great about her is that she makes the truth about life so funny when it should be so grim." Christopher Goodwin, The Sunday Times (UK) "Ephron's laugh-out-loud collection tells the truth about agingit's not funand 'she does it with humor and satire and perspective,' says [Roxanne Coady of R. J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn.]. With blithe charm, Ephron exposes all the vain ploys that sheand wewould rather not admit we use to stave off another telltale wrinkle or gray hair. Read her book as an antidote to despair." U.S. News & World Report "Now 65, the humorist offers a bracing take on aging in 15 memorable essays. Her finely honed wit is as fresh as ever." People magazine, Top 10 Books of 2006 "As if wrinkles and belly flab weren't enough, women of a certain age have to fret about their turkey necks, tooso says the sage, dry, and hilarious Nora Ephron . . . Her droll take on traditionally gooey topics like motherhood and marriage makes the tender observations that much more unexpected . . . [A] sparkling series of essays." Ladies Home Journal "Delightful . . . [A] funny, sisterly collection . . . Where books written for seniors are apt to be full of unconvincing cheer, Ephron's charming book of self-questioning, confession, and resolve faces the reality that she's sixty-five, dyes her hair, and is not happy about her neck, her purse, her failure at ambitious exercise programs, and other personal failures shared by many of us . . . None of these confrontations with mortality is arcane, all are universal, and people of either sex can relate to them . . . Many readers of I Feel Bad About My Neck will be familiar already with Ephron the accomplished human being . . . She's one of only a few American essayists with a public personaone thinks of Will Rogers, or Calvin Trillin, maybe Benjamin Franklin, Steve Martin, and Woody Allen . . .

"Nora Ephron, 65 years old in I Feel Bad About My Neck, pokes fun at her own eccentricities and finds herself writing about 'lunch with my girlfriendsI got that far into the sentence and caught myself. I suppose I mean my women friends. We are no longer girls and have not been for forty years.' But [ I Feel Bad About My Neckis a] girlfriend book, and in the best way. . . . Ephron, who is a great wit, has made a career out of women's body anxieties. The magazine piece that made her famous in the 1970s, 'A Few Words about Breasts,' is a long kvetchabout her flat chest . . . Now, though, Ephron kvetchesabout her wrinkled neck, the one part of a woman's aging body that can't be resurfaced. She and the ladies who lunch with her all wear scarves or turtlenecks to hide their 'shame.' . . . Ephron [is] unfailingly clever and often pokes fun at our preoccupations while sharing them. . . . I Feel Bad About My Neckhas everything I want in an entertaining read: a breezy pace, wry musings, copious doses of gossip, humor, and new information. . . . Ephron produces perfect vignettes. . . . [When I finished I Feel Bad About My Neck, I] felt the 'rapture' that Ephron says you feel on completing a great book. . . . [Books] have always been faithful pals, and [this one is] among the best. . . . [Get] your friends of a certain age together, rent Silkwood(which I think is Ephron's best film), read [her book] together, and argue and laugh and cry. That's my prescription." Emily Toth, Women's Review of Books "The subtitle to this book of autobiographical essays by the pithy, witty Ephron'and other thoughts on being a woman'says it all. Chapters include brilliant, biting essays on such things as wrinkly necks, bad handbags, and being a parent. You'll laugh out loud at her spot-on observations, but there's something wonderfully poignant about Ephron's list of things worth knowing, and how to live out one's life feeling satisfied. A heartwarming little book." Easy Livingmagazine (UK) "What's refreshing about Ephron is that she refuses to entertain any illusions about the terrible fate that awaits us. What's great about her is that she makes the truth about life so funny when it should be so grim." Christopher Goodwin, The Sunday Times(UK) "Ephron's laugh-out-loud collection tells the truth about agingit's not funand 'she does it with humor and satire and perspective,' says [Roxanne Coady of R. J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn.]. With blithe charm, Ephron exposes all the vain ploys that sheand wewould rather not admit we use to stave off another telltale wrinkle or gray hair. Read her book as an antidote to despair." U.S. News & World Report "Now 65, the humorist offers a bracing take on aging in 15 memorable essays. Her finely honed wit is as fresh as ever." Peoplemagazine, Top 10 Books of 2006 "As if wrinkles and belly flab weren't enough, women of a certain age have to fret about their turkey necks, tooso says the sage, dry, and hilarious Nora Ephron . . . Her droll take on traditionally gooey topics like motherhood and marriage makes the tender observations that much more unexpected . . . [A] sparkling series of essays." Ladies Home Journal "Delightful . . . [A] funny, sisterly collection . . . Where books written for seniors are apt to be full of unconvincing cheer, Ephron's charming book of self-questioning, confession, and resolve faces the reality that she's sixty-five, dyes her hair, and is not happy about her neck, her purse, her failure at ambitious e


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