Nora Ephron has yet to disappoint me. Her ability to turn the mundane into entertaining reading is artful. If only there could be more of her sassy, irreverence.
Her collection of thoughts in I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (Heartburn Enterprises, 2006) was a delight to read. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s fun. Ephron had such a gift for putting words together.
It’s hard to imagine men enjoying this book. And it really is geared to women of a certain age.
This particular book is about the issues women face as they age. Some topics are universal to nearly all women, others pertinent only to her. And, yet, all were relatable on some level.
Mostly this book made me smile.
It’s not a book about how to age gracefully. It’s not even a book that embraces age being a good thing. Instead, it’s a book about life told in a truthful, funny manner.