What a thoroughly enjoyable collection of essays and musing by Nora Ephron! My reading of late has been more dense and serious, so this was a wonderful palate cleanser. Ms. Ephron talks about her neck, cheap purses, relationships, raising children, the right apartment, aging, death, and life. The writing strikes the right balance of humor and truth. In one essay she talks about the imaginary.
Ephron discusses menopause, empty nesting and what she calls “maintenance.” She includes essays on beauty and the obsession many older women have to maintain a youthful appearance. She jokes about hair dye, lotions and creams that help to stop the clock, but realizes she can’t do anything about her neck. It represents the inevitable and her neck becomes a symbol for the experience of.
Editors' note: Nora Ephron passed away June 26, 2012, at 71. She was a longtime friend of this magazine, and this essay shows her trademark thoughtfulness and wit. (And here are two more of her pieces—about the maintenance that comes with aging and a late-arriving Aha! Moment.) I've just surfaced from spending several days in a state of rapture: I was reading a book. I loved this book. I.Nora Ephron is, hands-down, one of the funniest women in America. Her novels, movies, and essay collections have brought me to tears by way of laughter more than once. That's why I was a bit disappointed by this collection of essays, loosely tied around the topic of aging. The essays on aging were amusing, but not particularly funny or fresh.Nora Ephron: The Last Interview (English, Paperback) Nora Ephron. A hilarious and revealing look at one of America's most cherished screenwriters. From the beginning of her career as a young journalist to her final interview - a warm, wise, heartbreaking reflection originally published in the Believer - this is a sparkling look at the life and work of a great talent.
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.Read More
From her Academy Award-nominated screenplays to her best-selling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America's most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of the self-help movement to dressing down the.Read More
I'm not going to emulate Nora Ephron's maintenance schedule but I have a greater appreciation of the time that I save each day by not being that bothered about the result. It's not a literary kindness to call these pieces 'essays'. They're generally well-crafted and very entertaining. Whilst some of the subject matter might be considered trivial, the insight is not. If you're looking for a.Read More
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. The woman who brought us When Harry Met Sally.Read More
The title threw me: Nora Ephron has a beautiful neck, a long neck. She’s a swan. Then I read the title piece: Now in her 60’s, Ms. Ephron has acquired a scar above her collarbone, but, mainly.Read More
The most of Nora Ephron. Responsibility Nora Ephron. Uniform Title Essays. Selections Edition First Edition. Publication New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. Physical description xi, 555 pages; 25 cm. Available online At the library. Green Library. Find it Stacks. Items in Stacks; Call number Status; PS3555 .P5 A6 2013 Unknown More options Find it at other libraries via WorldCat (Limited preview.Read More
Read these well written essays as an entry to the past as Nora Ephron, a very respected journalist, essayist, and author has had access to individuals who were also voices of the times. No, not laugh out loud funny but not meant to be. They are thoughtful essays written at a time in recent history where change happened quickly, and not to the liking of everyone, based on other reviews of these.Read More
Nora Ephron’s Apartment: A Love Story. To move into the Apthorp was to enter a state of giddy, rent-stabilized delirium. By Nora Ephro n. May 29, 2006. Save this story for later. Save this story.Read More
If Nora Ephron can laugh about the process of growing older, so can we. She writes about her life so far in an amusing way that will make you feel she is a sister or best friend. She speaks of herself openly, often hilariously and makes you laugh along with her, sometimes out loud. Ephron is a brave woman for the truth she tells and I honor her for being courageous enough to do it, for herself.Read More
Nora Ephron achieved international success as a director and writer of feature films, a field that had been effectively closed to women for over half a century. Her earlier work as a journalist and essayist had already won her a reputation for sharp-eyed social observation and sharp-tongued humor. It also introduced a distinctive approach to her favorite subjects: New York City, food, and the.Read More