Nora Ephron has been on the periphery of my reading repertoire for a while now. A writer I’ve been recommended many a-time by many a different friend, it was only recently, when I overheard someone buying I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron that I figured it was high time I read it. And while I’m not usually a big fan of collections of essays, the second I began it, I could barely bring myself to put it down. And so, if you’re in the mood for an uplifting read that is as smart as it is funny, read on for my I Feel Bad About My Neck book review.
I Feel Bad About My Neck Book Review
Nora Ephron’s much-loved I Feel Bad About My Neck is a collection of essays beloved by readers the world over. Author, journalist and podcast host Dolly Alderton, said of the writer’s most lauded book, ‘I give this as a present more than other book. I buy it for people so often that I’ve been known to give girlfriends two copies, one birthday after another’ and it’s easy to see why. A writer known and loved for the likes of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julia and Julia, in I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron 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.
Shrewd, wry, and utterly unputdownable, in I Feel Bad About my Neck, Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent and her writing is infused with wit and humour, and depth and longing. While reading her essays, I became that loathsome person that would recite every passage I found funny (almost all of them) to anyone within earshot of my laughter, and I must have recommended to almost everyone who would listen in the weeks since I finished it. A book that is a ray of sunshine on a gloomy day, and one that I will return to again and again, it is easily one of the best, and most joyous books I have ever, ever read. The biggest benefit of discovering Ephron so late in my reading life, is that I now have her entire back catalogue to work my way through.
Timely, honest, captivating, witty, candid, and entirely relatable, after reading I Feel Bad About My Neck, I too have joined the legion of loyal fans who worship at the altar of Nora Ephron.
I Feel Bad About My Neck Summary
Now with an introduction from Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love, revealing how a new generation of women can take inspiration from Nora’s sharp wit and wisdom about life.
* Never marry a man you wouldn’t want to be divorced from.
* If the shoe doesn’t fit in the shoe store, it’s never going to fit.
* When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.
* If only one third of your clothes are mistakes, you’re ahead of the game.
* Anything you think is wrong with your body at the age of thirty-five you will be nostalgic for by the age of forty-five.
Nora Ephron Author Bio
Nora Ephron was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia. She was also a bestselling novelist (Heartburn, made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep), and journalist. Her last books I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing were both huge international bestsellers. She died in 2012.
More Nora Ephron Books
If you liked I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron, you may also enjoy: The Most of Nora Ephron, Nora Ephron: The Last Interview, Crazy Salad and I Remember Nothing.