I Feel Bad About My Neck

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 ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407037781

Category: Humor

Page: 224

View: 752

‘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

At a library used book sale he picked up a copy of Nora Ephron's bestseller, "I Feel Bad About My Neck.


Publisher: Pleasure Boat Studio

ISBN: 9780912887913


Page: 160

View: 351

At a library used book sale he 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.

Nora Ephron

Story of My Life in 3,500 Words or Less,” “the immediate cause of her death was
an overdose of sleeping pills administered by my father” (I Feel Bad About My
Neck, 103). This is an interesting detail of Nora's account of her life in that it was ...

Author: Liz Dance

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476619298

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 301

Nora Ephron famously claimed that she wrote about every thought that ever crossed her mind, from her divorce from Carl Bernstein (Heartburn) to the size of her breasts (“A Few Words About Breasts”). She also wrote screenplays for three of the most successful contemporary romantic comedies—When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998). Often considered mere light-hearted romantic comedies, her screenwriting has not been the subject of serious study. This book offers a sustained critical analysis of her work and life and demonstrates that Ephron is no lightweight. The complexity of her work is explored through the context of her childhood in a deeply dysfunctional family of writers.

So Sad Today

My. 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
bad. Where did I learn that to look old as a woman is bad? Maybe I learned it, like
, ...

Author: Melissa Broder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455562718

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 136

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.

The Most of Nora Ephron

She visited this territory in her last two books, I Feel Bad about My Neck and I
Remember Nothing, but she was not quite old enough yet. You got the feeling
that these were rich pickings and she had only just got going. She was 71 when
she ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473509181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 365

'Reading a book is like making a friendship, and Nora Ephron is the funniest, cleverest, wisest friend you could have.' NIGELLA LAWSON THE ULTIMATE NORA EPHRON COLLECTION, PACKED WITH WIT, WISDOM AND COMFORT. INCLUDING: * Nora's much-loved essays on everything from friendship to feminism to journalism; * Extracts from her bestselling novel Heartburn; * Scenes from her hilarious screenplay for When Harry Met Sally; * Her favourite recipes; * The complete text of her play, Lucky Guy. 'It's got a little bit of everything, from witty essays on feminism, beauty, and ageing to profiles of empowering female figures' ELLE

Second Wind

I Feel Great About My Hands: And Other Unexpected Joys of Aging. Douglas &
McIntyre, 2011. This book is deliberately positioned as a response to Nora
Ephron's collection of essays I Feel Bad about My Neck. Shari Graydon sets out
to ...

Author: Dr. Bill Thomas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667582

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 831

From one of the most original and innovative thinkers in medicine, this “stirring and splendid book” (Wall Street Journal) offers groundbreaking insight to the postwar generation on facing their second coming of age, a developmental opportunity to reshape their lives and our society. Dr. Thomas is at the forefront of a strong nationwide movement to reframe “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development. In Second Wind, he explores the dreams and disappointments, the struggles and triumphs of a generation of 78 million people who once said they would never grow old and never trust anyone over thirty. Instilled with the belief that they would always be Joni Mitchell’s “stardust,” many Boomers are having a harder time transitioning into elderhood than previous generations. But the reality is that every 10.8 seconds an American turns sixty-five. Among all the human beings who have ever lived to see old age, more than half are living among us right now. In Second Wind, Dr. Thomas attempts to guide Boomers into this final developmental stage filled with hope and a new sense of what is possible. As the Post War generation entered adulthood, they saw three models of what an adult could be: hippies, activists, and squares—the “square” model becoming the dominant model. Now, many Boomers now feel “stuck” inside the frenzied, performance-based, money-driven world that no longer suits them. But if they can learn to go slower, go deeper, and be more connected to themselves, their loved ones, and other members of their community, they can find the wisdom, happiness, and fulfillment that comes with a life that is in balance.

The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

I changed her name from O'Brien to O'Reilly, but of course everyone knew who I
meant. She offered to stay after ... Trudy has a magazine rack holding mostly
home décor magazines but also a copy of Nora Ephron's I Feel Bad About My

Author: Elizabeth Berg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588367185

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 800

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Now with an additional story. Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman kicks up her heels and commits a small act of liberation. What would you do if you could shed the “shoulds” and do, say—and eat—whatever you really desired? Go AWOL from Weight Watchers and spend an entire day eating every single thing you want? Start a dating service for people over fifty to reclaim the razzle-dazzle in your life—or your marriage? Seek comfort in the face of aging, look for love in the midst of loss, find friendship in the most surprising of places? In these beautiful, funny stories, Elizabeth Berg takes us into the heart of the lives of women who do all these things and more—confronting their true feelings, desires, and joys along the way.

Imaginary Friends

And Other Reflections Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the
astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the
past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and
recalling ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307486206

Category: Drama

Page: 144

View: 399

Although Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy probably only met once in their lives, their names will be linked forever in the history of American literary feuds: they were legendary enemies, especially after McCarthy famously announced to the world that every word Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the.’” The public battle, and the legal squabbling, that ensued ended, unsatisfactorily for all, with Hellman’s death. In Imaginary Friends, Nora Ephron brilliantly and hilariously resuscitates these two bigger-than-life women to give them a post-mortem second act, and the chance to really air their differences.

What Nora Knew

In addition to her screenplays, Nora Ephron was known for her essays and
journalistic writing. Check out some of her non-fiction, including Crazy Salad:
Some Things About Women, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on
Being a ...

Author: Linda Yellin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476730083

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 114

Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family’s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly’s been on staff for an online magazine, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio. Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance "in the style of Nora Ephron," she flunks out big-time. She can’t recognize romance. And she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. But with wit, charm, whip-smart humor, and Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart and suppress her cynicism in this bright, achingly funny novel.

The Weight of Innocence

His smile died on his face, and he broke into tears. “I'm sorry I'm so sorry . . . I didn
't mean anything.” “Uncle Alvin, I know the difference. It was just an automatic
reaction,” I said feeling bad for his anguish. I put my arm around his neck and ...

Author: J. A. De Yoe

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477119116

Category: Fiction

Page: 158

View: 170

The Weight of Innocence by J. A. De Yoe Eleven-year-old Robin, and his younger brothers, Peter and Paul, play hooky from school and steal some coke out of mischief, thinking it would remain their secret. But they are caught and charged with breaking and entering, vandalism and theft, as well as truancy. Their mother is furious when she finds out. Robin thinks the worst is over. He thought wrong. Their nightmare is only beginning A compelling and at times heart wrenching read, The Weight of Innocence reveals the terrible consequences when the law treats boyish pranks like a full-blown adult crimeit can alter and destroy the direction of the future.

Warriors and Worriers

Ephron, N., I feel bad about my neck: And other thoughts on being a woman.
2006, New York: Vintage. Benenson, J. F., Greater preference among females
than males for dyadic interaction in early childhood. Child Development, 1993.
64(2): ...

Author: Joyce F. Benenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199972257

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

View: 657

The question of exactly what sex differences exist and whether they have a biological foundation has been one of our culture's favorite enduring discussions. It should. After a baby is born, a parent's first concern is for its physical health. The next concern is its sex. Only in the most modern societies does sex not virtually guarantee the type of future life a new human being will have. Even in modern societies, one's sex usually plays a large role in the path a life follows. Scientists have published thousands of papers on the subject, with the general conclusion being that men and women are mostly the same, whatever differences exist have been socialized, and what differences exist have to do with women bearing children and men being physically stronger. In Warriors and Worriers, psychologist Joyce Benenson presents a new theory of sex differences, based on thirty years of research with young children and primates around the world. Her innovative theory focuses on how men and women stay alive. Benenson draws on a fascinating array of studies and stories that explore the ways boys and men deter their enemies, while girls and women find assistants to aid them in coping with vulnerable children and elders. This produces two social worlds for each sex which sets humans apart from most other primate species. Human males form cooperative groups that compete against out-groups, while human females exclude other females in their quest to find mates, female family members to invest in their children, and keep their own hearts ticking. In the process, Benenson turns upside down the familiar wisdom that women are more sociable than men and that men are more competitive than women.

Anthropology of an American Girl

He has begun to gray prematurely, andthe new pewter tinge suitshis doggish
capitalist charm. Anywoman would ... blink my eyes. He slaps his hand around
theback of my neck and folds me into his arms.'I feel bad for you, sweetheart, I
really ...

Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849018901

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 274

Falling in love, maintaining fragile family relationships and growing to understand the incremental effect of every experience, Hilary Thayer Hamann's coming-of-age novel is a depiction of sexual and intellectual awakening against the backdrop of East Hampton in the 1970s and moneyed, high-pressured Manhattan in the 1980s. As Evie Auerbach surrenders to the dazzling emotional highs of love and the crippling loneliness of heartbreak, she strives to reconcile her identity with the constraints that all relationships inherently place on us. Though she stumbles and strains against social conventions, Evie remains a strong yet sensitive observer of the world around her, often finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places. More than just a love story, Anthropology of an American Girl is an extraordinary piece of writing, original in its vision and thrilling in its execution.


the back of her head and she puts her face on my shoulder, only she's facing my
neck and I can feel her breath, her lips so close that my pellitos stand up around
the edges of my ... It makes her feel bad that her son doesn't call very often.

Author: Manuel Luis Martinez

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466889071

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 449

An explosive, fierce, and lyrical novel, set in the barrios of San Antonio and Los Angeles, from an electrifying new voice in American fiction At sixteen, Robert Lomos has lost his family. His father, a Latin jazz musician, has left San Antonio for life on the road as a cool-hand playboy. His mother, shattered by a complete emotional and psychological breakdown, has moved to Los Angeles and taken Robert's little brother with her. Only his iron-willed grandmother, worn down by years of hard work, is left. But Robert's got a plan: Duck trouble, save his money, and head to California to put the family back together. Trouble is, no one believes a delinquent Mexican American kid has a chance—least of all, Robert himself. Wrenching and wise, Drift by Manuel Luis Martinez gives an unflinching vision of the menace of adolescence, the hard edge of physical labor, and the debts we owe to family.

Let Me Be Frank With You

“It is rough, Franky,” Arnie mumbles, wanting me not to feel as bad as I feel about
whatever he thinks I feel bad about ... My back is against the metal door frame so
that if I try any harder I'll hurt my neck even more; or worse, fall back in my car ...

Author: Richard Ford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408853507

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 294

Richard Ford returns with four deftly linked Christmas stories narrated by the iconic Frank Bascombe. Now sixty-eight, Frank resides again in the New Jersey suburb of Haddam, and has thrived – seemingly but not utterly – amidst the devastations of Hurricane Sandy. The desolations of Sandy, which left countless lives unmoored, are the perfect backdrop for Ford – and Bascombe. With a flawless comedic sensibility and unblinking intelligence, these stories range over the full complement of universal subjects: ageing, race, loss, faith, marriage, the real estate debacle – the tumult of the world we live in.

Chosen From Birth

If that doesn't work, don't be surprised if I mule kick her! It is God's will that ... We
returned to rural Mississippi and weeks later I feel a very small bump in my neck. I
'm talking the ... I receive injections in my neck and I feel really bad. Jim keeps ...

Author: Vera Simpson Gaines & Bonnie Davis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 149185751X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 177

This story is the most heart wrenching story I have ever heard. I am in awe of Bonnie Davis and her resolve. I would not have been able to survive such an ordeal. Bonnie felt the hand of God on her from a very early age and He gave her the strength she needed to live. I can't wait to meet Bonnie in heaven when it's my time to go home. What an amazing woman! Vera Simpson Gaines

My Little Secret

Her nose is red, and her cheeks are stained with tears as she buttons her coat
and wraps her scarf around her neck to protect herself from the harsh March
winds blowing around outside. I feel bad. Really, I do, because I don't want it to
end ...

Author: Anna J.

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1622861817

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 214

Midori Hunter has it all, including a midnight black Aston Martin Vanquish S parked in the driveway of the mini-mansion she shares with her husband, Dr. Ray Hunter. On the outside looking in, one would think Midori is happy, but it's another story when you don't marry for love, but rather for financial gain. Tired of her cheating husband and fed up with being lonely, Midori takes a liking to Jaydah B., the sassy, sometimes cranky bestselling author who has drama of her own that she hasn't quite figured out how to deal with. They appear to be a match made in heaven, but when the lies that both women have told threaten to be exposed, who decides who stays and who goes? Midori and Jaydah have a lot on the line, and both could lose everything they've worked for. That's why their love affair has to remain their little secret.

Social X

I'd feel bad for her, but I don't have any sympathy for the stupid. I head to my ... up
my spinal column and muscle tissue on my back, creeping and coursing up my
neck, giving me goose bumps and a sense of comfort and calm. It feels like ...

Author: Ondré Tokai

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477101683

Category: Fiction

Page: 303

View: 981

Derek Kingman wants to be normal. He wants to escape his past, his dead father, and his darkness. It feeds off him from the inside out as he suffocates in the small town that watched and did nothing while his father committed inhuman acts right before his very eyes as a child. Now his dads voice and atrocities forever haunt him in his nightmares, both nocturnal and waking. He believes he can change his fortune, fill that widening internal void with a change of scenery and perhaps a future in the City of Angels. Dereks on the hottest reality show the Xtreme Channel has to offer, Social X. Its simple; he lives with seven other slightly damaged, stupid, and/or annoying humans for a few months, opens what he hopes to be a successful business, gets laid multiple times, gets high, and slowly devours the nothingface that stirs inside him. He is wrong . . . but lucky for the audience, they get to slowly see it all unfold live on their television sets and live Internet feeds . . . and they cant get enough.

Coal Run

She nods and goes back to staring at the photo in her hands. “Don't feel bad,” I
tell her. “I feel bad for myself, but I don't feel bad for her. She got to finish her life.”
I know she's ... against the side of my neck. “No, I was thinking I wish he could ...

Author: Tawni O'Dell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101190558

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 561

With her eagerly awaited second novel, Tawni O'Dell takes readers back to the coal-mining country of western Pennsylvania. Set in a town ravaged and haunted by a mine explosion that took the lives of 96 men, Coal Run explores the life of local deputy and erstwhile football legend, "The Great Ivan Z.," as he prepares for a former teammate's imminent release from prison. As the week unfolds and Ivan struggles to confront his demons, he reveals himself to be a man whose conscience is burdened by a long-held and shocking secret.

Bad Romeo

The stranger has his arm around me as he whispers in my ear. Tells me how
beautiful I am. How much he wants me. I laugh, because I don't feel beautiful. I
feel like trash. The man plants a soft kiss on my neck. I don't tell him to stop. When
he ...

Author: Leisa Rayven

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466868376

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 740

While performing the greatest love story of all time, they discovered one of their own... Cassie Taylor was just another acting student with big dreams at her prestigious performing arts college...then she met Ethan Holt. She was the good girl actress. He was the bad boy on campus. But one fated casting choice for Romeo and Juliet changed it all. Like the characters they were playing on stage, Cassie and Ethan's epic romance seemed destined. Until it ended in tragedy when he shattered her heart. Now they've made it to Broadway where they're reunited as romantic leads once again—and their passionate scenes force them to confront the heartbreaking lows and pulse-pounding highs of their intense college affair. For Ethan, losing Cassie was his biggest regret—and he's determined to redeem himself. But for Cassie, even though Ethan was her first and only great love, he hurt her too much to ever be trusted again. The trouble is, working with him again reminds her that people who rub each other the wrong way often make the best sparks. And when it comes to love, sometimes it's the things that aren't good for us that are the most irresistible. Don't miss Leisa Rayven's Bad Romeo, the intoxicating romance beloved by over two million fans online—a story that'll captivate you and hold you breathless until the final page.

Feel Real Good

“Just stay out of my freaking business,” Sanaa said as her voice rose. “Everybody
doesn't need to always hear exactly what you're thinking. Can't you make people
feel good instead of always making them feel bad?” Working her neck, Willow ...

Author: Stephanie Perry Moore

Publisher: Darby Creek ™

ISBN: 1467778958

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 112

View: 239

Between facing drama from haters, getting ready for their senior prom, and mentoring young girls, the swoop-list girls have a lot to tackle. But will giving back to their community lead them to new levels of happiness?