I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

by Nora Ephron
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I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron

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.

Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739342923
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/31/2006
Edition description: Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hours
Product dimensions: 5.84(w) x 6.24(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Nora Ephron is also the author of Wallflower at the Orgy. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally..., Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed. Her other credits include the film Michael and the play Imaginary Friends. She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Nicholas Pileggi.

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I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 150 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read a review on this book and ordered it from my local library in Tennessee. I tried to borrow it while I was in San Diego for a month, however, there was a waiting list of 122. Does that tell you something? When I got back to TN the book was waiting for me. Real in every sense of the word - but, you need to have a dry sense of humor to find this book funny, or should I say - you need to have a humorous personality to understand it. I loved this book so much, I have ordered a copy for myself. I repeatedly went back over chapters that meant something to me - all of them, that's how closely these chapters match my own life. They read quickly as there are only a few pages in each chapter. I am going to buy all of her books, that's how much of an imaginary mentor she is to me. You've got to read this book if you are 60 or over, especially if you're having a bad day as this book will put a smile on your face for all the right reasons. I love the chapter on the Purse.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is beyond funny. Her choice of words is absolutely perfect. My words can not convey the absolute necessity of reading this book for any woman over that age where we start seeing our necks in the mirror and wanting a change. For you that may be 35 or 65 but when that is becomes the time for this to be a MUST read!
FDDJFVA More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I LOVE Nora Ephron. I love her wit, her sense of humor, her movies and I will go so far as to say I think we have similar outlooks on life. I did not however, love this book. I really did expect more. I felt that most of the book was just "filler". I found the NY real estate chapter of her book interesting but there wasn't one chapter that grabbed me. I'm sorry Nora, but this was kind of forgettable. I will end on an upbeat note by saying I loved the cover and I hope that you come out with a new movie soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great, in fact because this book made me laugh repeatedly about something I find the opposite of funny. Ephron, who's still running circles around younger writers, reveals how it feels to face life in the not-as-fast lane. Especially good are her discriptions of mishaps and misadventures and the ways she gets over and goes through some of the inevitable albeit unexpected challenges. Just wonderful reading, particulary for people who can't read without their glasses.
Judysviews More than 1 year ago
Nora Ehron is right on target with her hilarious view of women's experiences. A BIG chuckle in an overly serious world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After seeing Nora on Oprah along with some other aging women, I was slightly interested in her book. Then, when I went to the bookstore I saw it and instantly knew that it was the book I wanted to purchase..and I don't regret it! I laughed outloud to this book. I reccomend this to any woman..and I am only 16!
Sarah_in_USA More than 1 year ago
Funny, entertaining, and right on the spot of women's pet peeves and foibles! Not great literature but the kind of female soul food needed when one gest older, the things to discuss only between females, because it only pertains to us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Funny, but I was thinking the same thing about MY neck and saw the title of this book. I've read many a Roberts book but this one is the best. Funny and sad at the same time, I really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're like the lady who can't appreciate the humor because Nora Ephrom makes more money than she does (making her an elitist? Pu-lease! You COULD just see the it all as metaphorical examples instead of being the snob yourself.)- then don't bother because you'll be wasting your time. Otherwise, if you appreciate dry wit - the kind that sounds like Tom Hanks when he was emailing Meg Ryan in 'You've Got Mail' - you will love this book. I read chapters of it on my lunch hour and always went back to my desk chuckling. I giggled uncontrollably throughout and insisted on reading parts aloud to my husband, hairdresser, best friend... whoever would listen. I LOVE her tongue-in-cheek humor and delightful take on the commonplace. I would recommend this book to any woman over 59 (my age, ya see). Nora even makes me want to be a better writer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's hard to stop once you begin reading any of the essays in this book. I particularly enjoyed those that followed the title's suggested theme: women getting older. Like a reviewer below, I had a more difficult time relating to the woes of someone who must pay $12,000 monthly for an Manhattan apartment as opposed to $10,000. But most of the book was spot-on and hilarious. The final chapter on facing mortality struck a contrasting and very poignant note.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just before falling asleep I found myself laughing out loud at her various efforts. (Her reaction to an exercise program was halarious.) I think others will relate to the events in her life as much as I did and maybe even learn something from her life experiences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since I am the exact age as the author, I really enjoyed hearing her tell "my story" as well as her own (I listen to audio books). I like Nora's writing style and will definitely order future books from this writer. I especially like books that are read by the author as opposed to voice over artists. The actual author lends true emotion to each sentence as they tell it like it is. This was good for a few laughs.
ANoraFan More than 1 year ago
I love this book, and the author even more. The audiobook is even better - her comic timing and choice of words are perfect! I could listen to this over and over again. I'll be able to relate more with each passing year. It sure takes the pain out of long commutes.
emjay49 More than 1 year ago
This a great read, a must read for fellow sisters of the 60's. I've been there, done that, ditto the neck thing!
njoyVA More than 1 year ago
Witty, well written, loads of fun
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great read, especially when you are old enough to 'know what she means'. I'm giving this book to all my women friends this coming holiday season.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love any book that makes me laugh----and think! Enter I FEEL BAD by Roberts, her latest addition to her growing literary canon. Trust me, if you don't feel bad about your neck now . . . you will. Roberts has taken her career to new heights with this great book! READ IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes me glad I'm a woman with all my lumps and bumps. I love reading real thoughts from real women. Pass this on to your significant others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even though I am only 22 years old, I found this book on aging irreverent and funny. I love the witty, unabashed manner in which she addresses the things we all deal with.. or at least dread having to deal with one day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved every page of this book and recommend it highly! I'm off to order her other books right now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The truth about getting older - a hilarious, and occasionally poignant, collection of observations and insights. It ain't pretty, but it's comforting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember reading Heartburn many years ago, and I thought I remembered that I liked it (I still have it in my library). This book, however, goes off the track too many times. The author tells us too many boring things about herself and where she worked and about husband after husband after husband. And, gee, you poor thing...having to move out of your oversized, ultra expensive apartment. The author obviously enjoys bragging about her excesses, and , personally, I'm glad I got 30% off the price...I say wait for it to come out in paperback. The hardcover price is definitely not worth it.
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