I Feel Bad About My Neck (And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman) was something I purchased on a whim. To my surprise, this book was so good I consumed it in one sitting! It’s witty, relatable, and cheeky. It was a page-turner that made me laugh and moved me to appreciate little things that I never knew I should be appreciating (like my neck) in the first place. I couldn’t put it down. It’s full of life truths, dry humor and life moments captured perfectly.
I order my books at Barnes & Noble rather than on Amazon. My amazon is taking 10+ days to arrive (are we getting reimbursed for Prime???!!!) and B&N usually delivers in less than 2-3 days.
“Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four.”
― Nora Ephron
I used to read a lot until I got engaged and then for some reason reading was placed on the back burner. I didn’t even realize it. However, during quarantine I’ve rekindled my old flame and have been consuming books faster than I eat cake. I’ve so loved getting lost in novels and self-help books. It really gives my “self-conscious and anxiety driven” part of my brain a much needed break and an even more needed separation from screens.
The late and great Nora Ephron was a journalist, writer and filmmaker. She wrote Sleepless in Seattle and was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing.
The book is a collection of short stories - some about the myriads of women’s maintenance trouble, a love affair with her apartment in NYC along with some wise wisdom dispensed throughout this book. There is insight on aging, divorce and she touches briefly on less cheerful topics like a loss of a friend with an endearing and transparent perspective.
Honestly, you won’t regret it.