Book Review: I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman By Nora Ephron

If you’ve heard of the little movies, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, (just about everyone has, I know!) you may be aware of how, over 20 years following their release, they’ve remained American movie favorites through the years.

What you may not be as aware of though is the person behind those wonderful movies, Nora Ephron.

Sadly, Ephron passed away in the summer of 2012, though she is remembered as a successful and humorous journalist, screenwriter, novelist, the list goes on!

I Feel Bad About My Neck is the first book I’ve read by her, (see other works by her listed at the end of this article) and, overall, I found it to be entertaining and smile-worthy.


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Now, I did not crack a lung up type laugh while reading Ephron’s book about the pros and cons (mostly cons) about being a woman, though I didn’t hate it in the slightest. The downside is that I’m in my early twenties, and this book is more suited to older women, women who are in their 50’s and up. (Of course, I didn’t know that when I bought it. I recognized the author’s name and thought. ‘Hey, why not?’).

For those thinking this is a book of advice of some sort, let me stop you in your tracks. It’s not. Sure, it offers funny tips and tricks in each section (originally this book was an essay) though I believe a majority of it is for pure entertainment purposes only.

As mentioned above, I Feel Bad About My Neck is more suited to older women audiences, though it does contain a few funny bits that I believe all women, regardless of age, can relate to. I’m glad I had the chance to read it.

Have you read any other books by Nora Ephron?

Other Works By Nora Ephron:

YouTube Channel: American Film Institute


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