The Book List #22 | I Feel Bad About My Neck (and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman)

 I Feel Bad About My Neck (and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman) by Nora Ephron
The Book List #21

Cometh another new month, cometh a new book review (is that a saying?! it should be a saying) Today I'm lightly reviewing 'I Feel Bad About My Neck' by Nora Ephron. A woman I wasn't quite accustom to by name alone, but once learnt she is the mastermind behind classic films such as 'When Harry Met Sally' I instantly felt silly for even questioning who she was. This light-hearted, page turner was an easy read. It didn't take long to flick through, but that's not to damped the fact it was comedy gold from start to finish. From a woman who couldn't give two shits about anything, who spoke boldly and hilariously on topics such as ageing and New York living, this collection of memoir-eque short stories is a sidesplitting little nugget to really put a smile on your face.

Having originally been written in 2006, but rebranded with an Introduction by my all time favourite person Dolly Alderton (of the 'Everything I Know About Love' novel fame), it really brought this book to my consciousness. If you have read EIKAL by Dolly, I would strongly say this book feels like the Mother book to it. It's a short read, with short stories of Ephrons life, her many divorces, pondering thoughts of various topics and just writing from the heart from a very funny lady.

I'd say it's the kind of book thats perfect if you want to escape and forget about life for a while, you could easily finish it in a day if you wish, with each story no more than 6 pages long. But, you are fully immersed nonetheless, with each one.

With quotes such as "Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone younger is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four" you can understand the light-heartedness of Ephron's humour.

It's one of the first books I've read in a while where I feel like every woman should read it. It'll put a smile on your face, put the trivial things you moan about daily, into perspective that you're not alone, most of us woman probably feel about bad our necks or our thighs or something, we all have a right to moan if we want to. So with this, I'd of course give it a definite 5/5!


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