I Feel Bad About My Neck
Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller,...more
We lived (pause)
in a white house (pause)
and I didn't (pause)
Partly because of her reading style and partly because of the content, I had trouble getting into it. It's supposed to be funny but isn't especially. She describes all the "maintenance" older women do to keep up their appearances...more
I've finished another book...
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron
I like Nora. She's real. And she's smart. Nice combination. Add in the fact that she shares her wisdom freely, and also in a funny way, and it makes her even better.
I could have written her exact words on reading...
"Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to tal...more
In "On Maintenance": "When and how did it happen that you absolutely had to have a manicure?" er, never? I also don't care that much about make up or matching handbags or wrinkles. I JUST REALLY DON'T CARE.
What I care about is women being raped, beaten up, paid less,not let in, talked down to and generally fucked over because they are women.
"I Feel Bad About My Neck" adopts a universal voice but talks only about a sliver of privileged society. It i...more
Nora Ephron, best known for her screenplays When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Silkwood and best sellers Heartburn and Crazy Salad, has written a sort of Ephron retrospective. Though humorously self-deprecating and poignant, critics agree that the essays, some published previously,are uneven. Readers may love "I Hate My Purse"__unless they find it outdated. Other essays came off as vain, stale, or elitist in their carefree attitude toward luxury items. Only "Considering the Alternat...more
The essays on aging were amusing, but not particularly funny or fresh. It was like eating a day-old doughnut -- still tasty, but probably not worth all the calories. The weird thing -- her non-age-related essays were brilliant...more
The author pokes fun at herself and her ever growing list of must-do's to remain fashionable and young - from shoes, to neck scarves, manicures to highlights. None of these "needs" are explained beyond the fact that they clearly are necess...more
Ephron, like Sedaris & Degeneres, has a gift for expressing mundane thoughts in the most delightful phrases. The one that's in my head right now is when she describes loving cabbage strudel in the 1960s: "I don't want to get too sentimental, but it's practically the only thing I remember about my first marriage." You'll be chuckling the...more
*****dear pembaca, ini bukan reviu. ini surat cinta*****
seandainya gue anaknya nora, kayaknya bakal lucuk banget deh hari-hari tinggal serumah dengan dia dan suaminya.^^
honestly, gue nggak ada niatan baca buku ini. saat sedang keluar makan siang, gue ngeliat buku ini di rak buku redaksi. karena gue lagi nggak ada bacaan menarik, yasuwd lah ya, langsung gue boyong ke tempat makan.
dari halaman pertama, gue menyadari ini terjemahannya agak unappealing. tapi saat membaca, gue sedang ingin jadi chr...more
40 is the new 30 thanks to cosmetics, procedures, maintenance, and HAIR DYE...yes, yes, but there is more than just the usual worry about aging (although thank...more
Here's why I love you Nora.
"I was married to him for two years and eight months. I fly to New York to see my shrink. I walk into her office and burst into tears. I tell her what my husband has done to me. I tell her my heart is broken. I tell her I'm a total mess and I will never be the same. I can't stop cr...more
One of the most memorable stories from this book concerns a story told to her by Mike Nichols about storytelling and narrative, as follows:
There was a man and a woman who lived on an island peninsula. They were married. The man invited his mother to visit...more
Ch. 1- I Feel Bad About My Neck
I find this funny as I feel bad about my neck also. On the back cover, Nora Ephron is wearing a turtleneck, lol. I hide my neck with my hair.
Ch. 2- I hate My Purse
I do too! Although, women must have one.
Ch. 3- Serial Monogamy: A Memoir
I'm a serial monogamist myself!
Ch. 4- On Maintenance
I'm not high mainten...more
OK, I'll be honest here, the title essay is why I even picked up the book. It was recommended to me by my daughter because she knows the agony this neck waddle that appeared as I was reaching my late 40's and grew as I lost weig...more
By Nora Ephron
(Published 2006; 160 pages)
In the interest of fairness (if fairness were defined as “not actually all that fair”), for every 3 or 4 books about fighting, death, zombies, or mythical worlds that I convince Laura we should read for Book Club, we try to read at least one book that is decidedly feminine so long as I can justify it to myself in one way or another. Typically this has resulted in chick lit romance stories that ar...more
I found myself longing for her to be my eccentric aunt or my mom's friend so that I could go to lunch with her and listen to her pontificate on fighting wrinkles, struggling to find the right purse, fall in love with books and apartments, and maybe explain to me the bittersweet truth of life: No matter what? It ends.
As someone who...more
She was best known for her romantic comedies and is a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay; for Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle. She sometimes wrote with her sister, Delia Ephron.