I Feel Bad About My Neck

I buy it for people so often that I've been known to give girlfriends two copies, one birthday after another' - Dolly Alderton __________________________________________________________________ 'I am only one of millions of women who will ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407037781

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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‘Nora’s exacting, precise, didactic, tried-and-tested, sophisticated-woman-wearing-all-black wisdom is a comfort and a relief.’ - Dolly Alderton 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. __________________________________________________________________ '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’ - Dolly Alderton __________________________________________________________________ 'So bold and so vulnerable at the same time. I don’t know how she did it' Phoebe Waller-Bridge ‘I am only one of millions of women who will miss Nora’s voice’ Lena Dunham ‘Oh how I loved Nora Ephron’ Nigella Lawson ‘Funny, knowing and smart’ India Knight ‘The book that most influenced me’ Lily Allen

I Feel Bad about My Ne re Issue

Den amerikanske forfatter og filminstruktør (f. 1941) fortæller både ærligt og humoristisk om at blive ældre, om hvor meget tid hun bruger på at forsøge at standse tiden med hårfarvning, motion og dyre cremer og om sit liv som ...

Author: Nora EPHRON

Publisher: Doubleday UK

ISBN: 9780857526939

Category:

Page: 224

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'Nora's exacting, precise, didactic, tried-and-tested, sophisticated-woman-wearing-all-black wisdom is a comfort and a relief.' - Dolly Alderton 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. __________________________________________________________________ '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' - Dolly Alderton __________________________________________________________________ 'So bold and so vulnerable at the same time. I don't know how she did it' Phoebe Waller-Bridge 'I am only one of millions of women who will miss Nora's voice' Lena Dunham 'Oh how I loved Nora Ephron' Nigella Lawson 'Funny, knowing and smart' India Knight 'The book that most influenced me' Lily Allen

I feel Bad about my Dick Lamentations of Masculine Vanity and Lists of Startling Pertinence

... it occurred to me that without James Patterson and his assembly line there would be little to sell. ... I Feel Bad About My Neck.

Author: Darryl Ponicsán

Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press

ISBN: 1545754217

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 840

At a library used book sale, Ponicsán picked up a copy of Nora Ephron’s bestseller, “I Feel Bad About My Neck.” It inspired him over the next several years to answer her observations from the male point of view and over a different bodily part, and to direct it to Ephron’s audience. Part memoir, part parody, part social analysis. (Publisher’s note: This is not just a guy’s book, or an old guy’s book..It’s amusing and full of interesting tales and insights for any gender, and maybe let’s women take a look into the other gender’s view). “…light-hearted…waxing alternately philosophical and vinegary as he takes us on a trip through Hollywood’s movie business, the Watts riots, breakfast cereal, sex and invasive medical procedures. There are engaging digressions into the life of a script doctor, politics, porn, the benign-neglect style of parenting his folks practiced and the beauty of non-attachment. He moves it all along smoothly, never letting truth stand in the way of a good story…If you like charming stories, good writing and a few laughs, ignore the title and buy this book.” -Brady T. Brady, published short stories in the anthology Editor’s Choice III Fiction from U.S. Small Press and in the Hawaii Review and the San Francisco Reader, among others.

So Sad Today

Neck. I. DON'T FEEL BAD ABOUT my neck. My neck is okay. It's holding its own. It doesn't look old yet. I feel bad for using the word old as synonymous with ...

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455562718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 545

From acclaimed poet and creator of the popular twitter account @SoSadToday comes the darkly funny and brutally honest collection of essays that Roxane Gay called "sad and uncomfortable and their own kind of gorgeous." Melissa Broder always struggled with anxiety. In the fall of 2012, she went through a harrowing cycle of panic attacks and dread that wouldn't abate for months. So she began @sosadtoday, an anonymous Twitter feed that allowed her to express her darkest feelings, and which quickly gained a dedicated following. In So Sad Today, Broder delves deeper into the existential themes she explores on Twitter, grappling with sex, death, love low self-esteem, addiction, and the drama of waiting for the universe to text you back. With insights as sharp as her humor, Broder explores--in prose that is both ballsy and beautiful, aggressively colloquial and achingly poetic--questions most of us are afraid to even acknowledge, let alone answer, in order to discover what it really means to be a person in this modern world.

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections

If there is any solace in growing older, it is that you will find yourself guffawing in hysterical recognition at the situations Nora Ephron describes, from the impossibility of trying to remember people's names at parties, to struggling ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552777374

Category: Aging

Page: 221

View: 146

If there is any solace in growing older, it is that you will find yourself guffawing in hysterical recognition at the situations Nora Ephron describes, from the impossibility of trying to remember people's names at parties,to struggling with the new technology. You will find yourself rolling off the sofa snorting with laughter as she recalls with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn't (yet) forgotten, including what it feels like to produce a flop - and you will swallow down a lump in your throat at the poignancy of her insights into the pain of losing friends, and the guilt of separation and divorce. One thing is for sure, there is nobody else who can put her finger so very precisely, so beguilingly, with so much wisdom and with so much wit, on what we all struggle with as we journey into our later years.


Navel Gazing

The great writer Nora Ephron titled her final essay collection I Feel Bad About My Neck, as apt a description of this condition as any there's likely to be.

Author: Michael Ian Black

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476748845

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 661

New York Times bestselling author and stand-up comedian Michael Ian Black (author of A Child’s First Book of Trump) delivers a “memorable and funny” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir about confronting his genetic legacy as he hits his forties. Black pulls no punches in this hilariously honest memoir, a follow-up to the acclaimed You’re Not Doing It Right. When Michael’s mother receives a harrowing medical diagnosis, Michael begins a laugh-out-loud examination of health, happiness, and the human body from the perspective of a settled (and sedentary) husband and father of two. With the trademark wit that has made Michael’s other books popular favorites, Navel Gazing is a heartfelt and poignant memoir about coming to terms with growing older and the inevitability of death. It is also a self-deprecating and deliciously frank remembrance of exercise failures, finding out he is part Neanderthal, and almost throwing down with fellow author Tucker Max. Michael Ian Black may not have the perfect body. Or be the perfect father. Or husband. Or son. But you will laugh as you recognize yourself in his attempts to do better. And, inevitably, falling short. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll call your mom.

The Power of Emotional Decision Making

This is the feeling I get when I read the memoirs of Anne Lamott or Nora Ephron. Nora Ephron's recent title I Feel Bad About My Neck might at first seem ...

Author: David Hawkins

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736932178

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A Gay and Gray Anthology

I Feel Good About My Neck (for Nora Ephron, author of the bestseller, I Feel Bad About My Neck) I feel good about my neck that sturdy weathered lamppost ...

Author: Cookie Crumbles

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1257378252

Category: Aging

Page: 171

View: 230


Something That May Shock and Discredit You

feel bad about my neck. All the time. If you saw my neck, you might feel bad about it, too, but you'd probably be too polite to let on, unless you are the ...

Author: Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 1982105216

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 656

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, O, The Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Yahoo Lifestyle, and Bitch Media “A delightful hybrid of a book… You’ll laugh, you'll cry, often both at once. Everyone should read this extraordinary book.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From the New York Times bestselling author of Texts From Jane Eyre and Merry Spinster, writer of Slate’s “Dear Prudence” column, and cofounder of The Toast comes a hilarious and stirring collection of essays and cultural observations spanning pop culture—from the endearingly popular to the staggeringly obscure. Daniel Mallory Ortberg is known for blending genres, forms, and sources to develop fascinating new hybrids—from lyric rants to horror recipes to pornographic scripture. In his most personal work to date, he turns his attention to the essay, offering vigorous and laugh-out-loud funny accounts of both popular and highbrow culture while mixing in meditations on gender transition, family dynamics, and the many meanings of faith. From a thoughtful analysis of the beauty of William Shatner to a sinister reimagining of HGTV’s House Hunters, and featuring figures as varied as Anne of Green Gables, Columbo, Nora Ephron, Apollo, and the cast of Mean Girls, Something That May Shock and Discredit You is a hilarious and emotionally exhilarating compendium that combines personal history with cultural history to make you see yourself and those around you entirely anew. It further establishes Ortberg as one of the most innovative and engaging voices of his generation—and it may just change the way you think about Lord Byron forever.

The Ministry of Thin

In my twenties this was puzzling; now it makes perfect sense. It's like the first time I heard the title of that Nora Ephron book: I Feel Bad About My Neck ...

Author: Emma Woolf

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857659235

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 630

Losing weight has become the modern woman’s holy grail... everything will be better when we’re thin. We’re obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet... Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we’ll never win, and which will never make us happy. 'The Ministry of Thin' takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty and perfection got out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?

I Feel Great About My Hands

... thoughtful, Canadian version of Nora Eph- ron's book I Feel Bad about My Neck. The protagonist is delighted and accepts immediately.

Author: Shari Graydon

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781553658443

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 527

Nora Ephron struck a chord with I Feel Bad about My Neck. Women’s advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide–inspired grief by inviting notable women from across Canada — all over 50 — to provide an alternative perspective. I Feel Great about My Hands is a collection of stories, essays and poems embracing the changes, discoveries and wisdom that come with age. This colourful anthology includes: Gemini award–honoured funnywoman Mary Walsh on playing a “big, loud, opinionated old bag” Celebrated poet Lorna Crozier’s hilariously graphic “My Last Erotic Poem” Val Napoleon, an adopted Gitksan member of Cree heritage applying Aboriginal trickster tales to modern attitudes about aging Shari Graydon herself focusing her “face-half-unwrinkled” attention on the hands that have helped her nurture life and express creativity and joy Royalties from the book will benefit Media Action, an organization dedicated to challenging the under-representation and sexualization of women in the media.

Toss the Gloss

The late Nora Ephron got this feeling completely, and that's why her book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, soared to the bestseller list. For many of us, ...

Author: Andrea Q. Robinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580056490

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

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"Forget about makeup reclaiming youth,” says Andrea Q. Robinson. “Good makeup reclaims you.” Robinson, whose illustrious career has included positions such as the chief marketing officer of Estée Lauder, president of Tom Ford Beauty, beauty editor of Vogue, and president of Ralph Lauren Fragrances, is the ultimate industry insider. In this fully updated edition of Toss the Gloss, she shares her decades of experience in this honest and straightforward guide for women fifty and over. In Toss the Gloss, you will learn . . . Why the right cosmetics, not anti-aging skincare, will help you look your youthful best. How to recognize the seduction of beauty-industry tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you need to. Gimmick-free tips and easy-to-follow shortcuts to make the most of your features. Up-to-date recommendations on which products to choose and which to skip over With this inspiring book as a guide, women will feel more natural and more confident—at any age.

Simple Skin Beauty

(The title of Nora Ephron's book I Feel Bad about My Neck is such a refreshing and hilariously honest statement!) For those who feel bad about their necks, ...

Author: Ellen Marmur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416587144

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 469

It's every woman's skin care fantasy: What if a leading dermatologist just happened to be your best friend and you could ask her anything? Dr. Ellen Marmur, a world-renowned New York City dermatologist, is ready to answer your questions with this comprehensive, cutting-edge guide to healthy, beautiful skin. Each day in Dr. Marmur's practice, she hears the same questions again and again from so many patients. "What's the best investment against aging?" "Will this cream make my wrinkles go away?" "What does a cancerous spot look like?" A busy mother of four, Dr. Marmur knows women don't have the time or money to waste on products or procedures that are costly and ineffective. As a skin cancer surgeon -- and a skin cancer survivor herself -- she has treated thousands of patients confused about sun protection, cosmeceuticals, and antiaging procedures. This is what inspired her to write this book. In a refreshingly accessible way, Dr. Marmur explains that it doesn't have to be so difficult for women to get great skin or so expensive to maintain it. In fact, Dr. Marmur believes that to obtain gorgeous, healthy skin you need just three basic skin care essentials. And she gives you the know-how to adjust your regimen to treat issues like acne breakouts, dry skin, wrinkles, and more. With Dr. Marmur's passionate expertise and simple, inspired solutions, Simple Skin Beauty is the definitive go-to skin care guide for women of all ages. Simple Skin Beauty has the answers to your most pressing skin care questions, such as: • What's the difference between sunblock and sunscreen, and which ingredients are the best? • Will drinking a lot of water make my skin look better? • What is the best facial cleanser and moisturizer for my skin? • What, besides plastic surgery, can help my sagging neck? • How do I know if this freckle is skin cancer? • Which antiaging products truly work? • What should I ask my dermatologist if I'm considering Botox, fillers, lasers, or other procedures?

Every Third Thought

'Thus bad begins, and worse': Hamlet, 3, iv, 181. ... 'Considering the alternative': Nora Ephron, I Feel Bad About My Neck, pp. 202–3. 4.

Author: Robert McCrum

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509815317

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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As read on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 'Moving, intellectual and unsentimental. I think it will become a classic' Melvyn Bragg 'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty-two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke. Since that life-changing event, McCrum has lived in the shadow of death, unavoidably aware of his own mortality. And now, in his sixties, he is noticing a change: his friends are joining him there. Death has become his contemporaries’ every third thought. And so, with the words of McCrum’s favourite authors as travel companions, Every Third Thought takes us on a journey towards death itself. This is a deeply personal book of reflection and conversation – with brain surgeons, psychologists, hospice workers and patients, writers and poets, and it confronts an existential question: in a world where we have learnt to live well at all costs, can we make peace with dying?

She Made Me Laugh

It says that this aging business, this stuff about the neck, ... 102,568 copies in the original hardcover; I Feel Bad About My Neck sold almost 800,000.

Author: Richard M. Cohen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476796130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 452

The writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron is captured by her long-time and dear friend Richard Cohen in a recollection of their decades-long friendship.

Suddenly Single After 50

It's all about the neck. Nora Ephron said it brilliantly in her book, I Feel Bad about My Neck. Well, we do, too, Nora, and if you were still alive we could ...

Author: Barbara Ballinger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442256532

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

View: 829

A stressful, protracted divorce. A difficult, painful death of a beloved husband. And suddenly, after age 50, you’re on your own again. Your children have moved out, your parents are aging fast or deceased, your friends’ lives continue onward, seemingly unchanged. Being suddenly single after age 50 can be terrifying, but eventually it can also be liberating. It can be fraught with worry and decisions you’re unprepared initially to make, but it can also be a time to reevaluate, reestablish, and reinvent. It can be financially and emotionally unstable at times, but it can be the start of a new chapter, or the discovery of someone you didn’t know you were, or could become, after the grief of a loss so difficult. Long-time friends and authors Barbara Ballinger and Margaret Crane have a lot in common. Both lived in the same city for years. Both are writers. Both married their husbands right out of college. Both are mothers of grown children who have left home. And both had aging parents when these difficult journeys began. Both found themselves alone, husbands lost to divorce and death, two separate situations that were equally traumatic— for Barbara, a divorce that took four years to end, and for Margaret, a five-year, gut-wrenching siege of myriad cancers that ended in death. Barbara and Margaret struggled but discovered not only that their new lives were, indeed, worth living, but that the insight gleaned from their experiences could help other people in similar straits. The result is Suddenly Single After 50, an honest and riveting, yet funny and poignant guide that provides advice for those who find themselves divorced, widowed, or otherwise suddenly single just about the time they start getting those AARP cards in the mail and while many of their friends are gleefully discussing retirement plans and toasting milestone wedding anniversaries. Suddenly Single After 50 is told with authenticity, wit, and compassion. They discuss living alone, attending social events alone, eating by themselves, sleeping alone, walking and traveling alone, then how they also came to feel they were not alone, not really, with loyal friends and family. They share how their once right-sized houses suddenly felt empty, too big, and too full of stuff that no longer made sense. They write about all the legal and accounting woes that befell them. And they tell readers what it’s like to be over 50 and dating again—after decades out of that scene, which had changed in unfathomable yet often hilarious ways. Suddenly Single After 50 addresses what life is really like when it’s suddenly shaped as single. It helps readers understand the grief, frustration, and sadness alongside reawakening into the world. Anyone who finds themselves suddenly single in middle age and beyond--or knows someone who is--will find in these pages both advice and reflection, support, and a way forward.

Bad Girls Throughout History

Ephron sharply observed the world around her and recreated the magic with a wry wit ... including the revolutionary I Feel Bad About My Neck, which candidly ...

Author: Ann Shen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452157022

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 323

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World delivers a empowering book for women and girls of all ages, featuring 100 women who made history and made their mark on the world, it's a best-selling book you can be proud to display in your home. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Explored in this history book, include: • Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. • Sojourner Truth, women's rights activist and abolitionist. • Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. • Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. • Joan Jett, godmother of punk. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, women in science, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women who dared to push boundaries vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute to rebel girls everywhere. A lovely gift for teen girls, stories to share with a young girl at bedtime, or a book to display on a coffee table, everyone will enjoy learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of these phenomenal women.

Stop Wrinkles The Easy Way

As Nora Ephron writes in her standout essay I Feel Bad About My Neck 'Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to ...

Author: Mike Dilkes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841882771

Category: Self-Help

Page: 96

View: 820

First they debunked the myth that snoring is hard to kick and saved thousands from noisy, sleepless nights. Now, Dr Mike Dilkes and Alex Adams are back- this time, with reliable, no-nonsense advice to STOP WRINKLES, THE EASY WAY. Our ageing population is investing more time and money than ever before in the pursuit of health, happiness and longevity. Not only is 60 the new 40, but a recent study by one of the UK's largest gyms revealed that increasing numbers of forty-something Brits are actually fitter than the average twenty-somethings of our nation! But when it comes to looking younger, even the slacking youngsters feel the pressure to preserve their youth, with the latest research suggesting that British women start worrying about wrinkles at the ripe (young) age of 24, and unprecedented numbers of women in their 30s are going 'under the knife' to thwart unwelcome crinkles, crows feet and laughter lines. STOP WRINKLES proves that expensive gym memberships and invasive surgery are NOT the only way to start loving a more youthful reflection, fast! Packed with practical information and clear, safe advice from a leading medical expert, this is a must-read for anyone looking to grow old gracefully but gradually.

The Beauty Bias

The title of Nora Ephron's latest best seller acknowledges I Feel Bad about My Neck. The book recounts how much time and expense she and her friends spend ...

Author: Deborah L. Rhode

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199706735

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 904

"It hurts to be beautiful" has been a cliche for centuries. What has been far less appreciated is how much it hurts not to be beautiful. The Beauty Bias explores our cultural preoccupation with attractiveness, the costs it imposes, and the responses it demands. Beauty may be only skin deep, but the damages associated with its absence go much deeper. Unattractive individuals are less likely to be hired and promoted, and are assumed less likely to have desirable traits, such as goodness, kindness, and honesty. Three quarters of women consider appearance important to their self image and over a third rank it as the most important factor. Although appearance can be a significant source of pleasure, its price can also be excessive, not only in time and money, but also in physical and psychological health. Our annual global investment in appearance totals close to $200 billion. Many individuals experience stigma, discrimination, and related difficulties, such as eating disorders, depression, and risky dieting and cosmetic procedures. Women bear a vastly disproportionate share of these costs, in part because they face standards more exacting than those for men, and pay greater penalties for falling short. The Beauty Bias explores the social, biological, market, and media forces that have contributed to appearance-related problems, as well as feminism's difficulties in confronting them. The book also reviews why it matters. Appearance-related bias infringes fundamental rights, compromises merit principles, reinforces debilitating stereotypes, and compounds the disadvantages of race, class, and gender. Yet only one state and a half dozen localities explicitly prohibit such discrimination. The Beauty Bias provides the first systematic survey of how appearance laws work in practice, and a compelling argument for extending their reach. The book offers case histories of invidious discrimination and a plausible legal and political strategy for addressing them. Our prejudices run deep, but we can do far more to promote realistic and healthy images of attractiveness, and to reduce the price of their pursuit.