I Feel Bad About My Neck

I Feel Bad About My Neck

I buy it for people so often that I've been known to give girlfriends two copies, one birthday after another' - Dolly Alderton __________________________________________________________________ 'I am only one of millions of women who will ...

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407037783

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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'So bold and so vulnerable at the same time. I don't know how she did it' - Phoebe Waller-Bridge 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 __________________________________________________________________ '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 'Nora's exacting, precise, didactic, tried-and-tested, sophisticated-woman-wearing-all-black wisdom is a comfort and a relief' Dolly Alderton
Categories: Humor

I Feel Bad about My Neck

I Feel Bad about My Neck

A collection of essays offers a humorous look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, and empty nests.

Author: Nora Ephron

Publisher: Thorndike Press

ISBN: 0786292520

Category: Humor

Page: 175

View: 936

A collection of essays offers a humorous look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, and empty nests.
Categories: Humor

I Feel Bad about My Ne re Issue

I Feel Bad about My Ne  re Issue

I buy it for people so often that I've been known to give girlfriends two copies, one birthday after another' - Dolly Alderton __________________________________________________________________ 'I am only one of millions of women who will ...

Author: Nora EPHRON

Publisher: Doubleday UK

ISBN: 0857526936

Category:

Page: 224

View: 298

'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
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I Feel Great About My Hands

I Feel Great About My Hands

leaves Ottawa (in a little white Honda, packed with beeswax candles and enough clothes and books to last her for three months), she stops in at a mall to buy a ... “You want I Feel Bad about My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman?

Author: Shari Graydon

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1553658442

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 560

Nora Ephron struck a chord with I Feel Bad about My Neck. Women’s advocate and acclaimed writer Shari Graydon set out to counter the supposed downhill slide–inspired grief by inviting notable women from across Canada — all over 50 — to provide an alternative perspective. I Feel Great about My Hands is a collection of stories, essays and poems embracing the changes, discoveries and wisdom that come with age. This colourful anthology includes: Gemini award–honoured funnywoman Mary Walsh on playing a “big, loud, opinionated old bag” Celebrated poet Lorna Crozier’s hilariously graphic “My Last Erotic Poem” Val Napoleon, an adopted Gitksan member of Cree heritage applying Aboriginal trickster tales to modern attitudes about aging Shari Graydon herself focusing her “face-half-unwrinkled” attention on the hands that have helped her nurture life and express creativity and joy Royalties from the book will benefit Media Action, an organization dedicated to challenging the under-representation and sexualization of women in the media.
Categories: Social Science

Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History

221 222 224 My family for their support: my parents, Alice. Sharp, Tim. ... “Valentina Tereshkova, 76, First Woman in Space, Seeks One-Way Ticket to Mars. ... I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

Author: Ann Shen

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452157023

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 927

Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World delivers a empowering book for women and girls of all ages, featuring 100 women who made history and made their mark on the world, it's a best-selling book you can be proud to display in your home. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Explored in this history book, include: • Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. • Sojourner Truth, women's rights activist and abolitionist. • Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. • Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. • Joan Jett, godmother of punk. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, women in science, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women who dared to push boundaries vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, gift-worthy tribute to rebel girls everywhere. A lovely gift for teen girls, stories to share with a young girl at bedtime, or a book to display on a coffee table, everyone will enjoy learning about and celebrating the accomplishments of these phenomenal women.
Categories: Art

The Hormone Myth

The Hormone Myth

How Junk Science, Gender Politics, and Lies about PMS Keep Women Down Robyn Stein DeLuca ... Nora Ephron captured how hard it is to see yourself aging in her popular book I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

Author: Robyn Stein DeLuca

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 9781626255111

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 200

View: 440

“The Hormone Myth is a bracing, accurate breath of fresh air. It turns conventional wisdom about hormones on its head, and provides a far more liberating view of women’s health than what we’ve all been taught.” —Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom​ “Is it that time of month?” “Is your biological clock ticking?” "You're so emotional lately—are you going through menopause?" We’ve all heard it before. From the moody menstrual monster to the menopausal maniac, the idea that women become raving lunatics when their hormones fluctuate is firmly entrenched in American culture—anddeeply fueled by the media. But where exactly did this stereotype come from? How has it hurt women? And how can we move past it once and for all? In this breakthrough book, Robyn Stein DeLuca fearlessly exposes and debunks pervasive myths about women’s hormones, and reveals how flawed, outdated research and sexism have joined forces throughout history to keep women “in their place.” With a revolutionary exploration of women’s hormonal lives­­­­­­­—from menstruation to childbirth to menopause—DeLuca shines a much-needed light on the lies that have impacted women. Now more than ever, it’s time to resist the myth that women are ruled by their hormones. It’s time for women to take charge of their lives. And it’s time for women to own their emotions in a healthy and realistic way.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Late Life Love A Memoir

Late Life Love  A Memoir

Something's Gotta Give, directed by Nancy Meyers (Columbia Pictures, 2003); Nora Ephron, “I Feel Bad about My Neck,” in I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (2006; reprint, Vintage Books, 2008), pp.

Author: Susan Gubar

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393609585

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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During a difficult year, acclaimed writer Susan Gubar celebrates her lasting partnership and the reciprocity of lovers in later life. On Susan Gubar’s seventieth birthday, she receives a beautiful ring from her husband. As she contemplates their sustaining relationship, she begins to consider how older lovers differ from their youthful counterparts—and from ageist stereotypes. While her husband confronts age-related disabilities that effectively ground them, Susan dawdles over the logistics of moving from their cherished country house to a more manageable place in town and starts seeking out literature on the changing seasons of desire. Throughout the complications of devoted caregiving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, apartment hunting, the dismantling of a household, and perplexity over the breakdown of a treasured friendship, Susan finds consolation in books and movies. Works by writers from Ovid and Shakespeare to Gabriel García Márquez and Marilynne Robinson lead Susan to appraise the obstacles many senior couples overcome: the unique sexuality of bodies beyond their prime as well as the trials of retirement, adult children, physical infirmities, the multiplications or subtractions of memory, and the aftereffects of trauma. On the page and in life, Susan realizes that age cannot wither love. A memoir proving that the heart’s passions have no expiration date, Late-Life Love rejoices in second chances.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Smart Girls Marry Money

Smart Girls Marry Money

How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream--And How They're Paying For It Elizabeth Ford, Daniela Drake ... of aging and does so in an amusing way in her book I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman.

Author: Elizabeth Ford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786746651

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 684

Why does society applaud a girl who falls for a guy's "big blue eyes" yet denounces one who chooses a man with a "big green bankroll"? After all, isn't earning power more a reflection of a man's values and character? Smart Girls Marry Money challenges the ideals and assumptions women have blindly accepted about love and marriage -- and shows how they've done so at their own economic peril. In this brazen manifesto, authors Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake use cold hard facts, real science, and true stories to present a compelling case for why mercenary marriages make the most sense for future happiness. Smart Girls taps into a growing, collective suspicion that the post-feminist world isn't all it's cracked up to be. Female "empowerment" has women working hard to look sexier than ever, while carrying more than their fair share financially. Yet sadly, statistics prove that: not only do women continue to earn far less than their male counterparts, they also suffer far more economically when marriages fail. Ford and Drake think it's high time that women get their heads out of the clouds and start caring about their own security -- the kind that can be measured in dollars and common sense. With an irreverent, straight-talk tone, the authors serve up a sound case and intriguing strategy for how women can truly "have it all." Sure to spark conversation and controversy, Smart Girls Marry Money will ultimately empower women with a new way to take control of both their economic and romantic lives.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women

Over the course of her long career, Nora released several essay collections—Crazy Salad: Some Things about Women (1975) and I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman (2006)— where she unflinchingly and laughingly ...

Author: Sheila Moeschen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762466627

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 652

A celebration of the most groundbreaking women in comedy who used humor to shake up the status quo and change perceptions of gender and comedy forever. The League of Extraordinarily Funny Women celebrates the outstanding contributions of fifty women in comedy past and present. From legends like Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, and Tina Fey to current comedy heroes like Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Abbi Jacobson, and Tig Notaro, this beautifully illustrated book charts a rich lineage of women using humor to speak truth to power, tangle with sensitive subjects, challenge the status quo, and do anything but sit still and stay quiet when laughs are on the line. Some of these women broke boundaries as pioneers on stage as well as in front of and behind the camera. Others penned their way into the history of American humor, redrawing the boundaries of writers' rooms to include diverse voices and perspectives. Through their collective work as stand-ups, sketch and improv comics, humor writers, and slapstick film stars, these women formed a network forged by creativity, guts, and a deep love of what comedy can do and be. In the process, they continue to pass their knowledge and insights from woman to woman, from funny generation to funny generation, offering support, inspiration, and, above all, laughter.
Categories: Performing Arts

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Alan Bennett 1934– English dramatist and actor: attributed 5 I'm the female equivalent of a counterfeit $20 bill. ... Nora Ephron1941–2012 American screenwriter: I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman (2008) Being ...

Author: Gyles Brandreth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191060441

Category: Reference

Page: 496

View: 547

Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy to find hilarious quotes on subjects ranging from Argument to Diets, from Computers to The Weather. Add sparkle to your speeches and presentations, or just enjoy a good laugh in company with Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Joan Rivers, Kathy Lette, Frankie Boyle, and friends. 'Now we have the World Wide Web (the only thing I know of whose shortened form-www-takes three times longer to say than what it's short for)' Douglas Adams 'Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber on weekends' Woody Allen 'Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight' Phyllis Diller 'Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit' Elizabeth Gilbert 'The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it' Terry Pratchett 'Retreat, hell! We're only attacking in another direction' American general Oliver P. Smith
Categories: Reference