Nora Ephron has been on the periphery of my reading repertoire for some time. A writer whom many other friends recommended to me many times. Just recently, when I heard someone from Nora Ephron buy I Feel Bad About My Neck, I thought it was high time to read it. And while I’m usually not a huge fan of essay collections, on the second start I could barely bring myself to put them down. So if you’re in the mood for some uplifting read that is as smart as it is funny, read on for my book review, “I Feel Bad On My Throat.”
I feel bad about my throat book review
Nora Ephron’s popular I Feel Bad About My Neck is a collection of essays loved by readers all over the world. Author, journalist and podcast host Dolly Alderton said of the writer’s most acclaimed book: “I give this as a gift more than any other book. I buy it for people so often that I’ve been known to give two copies to girlfriends, one birthday at a time, ‘and it’s easy to see why. Nora Ephron is a writer who is known and loved to people like Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julia and Julia in I Feel Bad Around My Neck. She discusses everything from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends stopping the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions, and creams that promise to slow down the aging process but never do.
Clever, crooked, and utterly undeniable, Ephron’s life as an obsessive cook, passionate city dweller, and unhappy parent in I Feel Bad About my Neck, Ephron is full of wit and humor, depth and longing. As I read her essays, I became that hideous person who recited every passage I thought was funny (almost all of them) within earshot of my laugh, and I must have recommended almost anyone who would listen in the weeks since I graduated . A book that is a ray of sunshine on a dull day and that I will keep coming back to. It is for sure one of the best and most joyful books I have ever read. The biggest benefit of discovering Ephron so late in my reading life is that I now have her entire back catalog to work through.
Timely, honest, captivating, funny, open and completely 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.
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I feel bad about my throat summary
Now with an introduction by Dolly Alderton, author of Everything I Know About Love, on how a new generation of women can be inspired by Nora’s sharp wit and wisdom about life.
* Never marry a man you do not want to divorce.
* If the shoe doesn’t fit in the shoe store, it will never fit.
* If your children are teenagers it is important to have a dog so someone in the house will be happy to see you.
* If only a third of your clothes are faulty, you are ahead of the game.
* Anything you think is wrong by the age of thirty-five will be nostalgic by the age of forty-five.
Nora Ephron Author Bio
Nora Ephron was an Oscar-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julia. She was also a best-selling author (Heartburn, shot in a film with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep) and a journalist. Her last books, I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing, were both major international bestsellers. She died in 2012.
More Nora Ephron books
If you liked Nora Ephron from I Feel Bad About My Neck, here are some of the other great things you might enjoy: Best of Nora Ephron, Nora Ephron: The Last Interview, Crazy Salad and I don’t remember anything.