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    DescriptionWith 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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    Title
    I Feel Bad about My Neck
    Subtitle
    And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nora Ephron
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 137
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307264558
    ISBN 10: 0307264556
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 460
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    DC21: 814.54
    BIC subject category V2: VFJG
    DC22: 814.54
    BIC E4L: HUM
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    BISAC V2.8: SEL005000
    B&T Approval Code: A26650000
    DC22: 814/.54
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000, SOC028000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3555.P5 I23 2006
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    08 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "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 girlfriends-I 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 boo