A review by dallasrobyn
I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron


To be fair, I think I'm probably 20 years too young to really "feel" this book. There was very little I could relate to.

Another reader said: "She describes all the "maintenance" older women do to keep up their appearances at great length and talks about these things as if they are mandatory, when in fact, they are not. She is not a person that a poor, blue-collar woman like me who shops at Target can well relate to."

...and I agree 100%. I've never had a manicure, or waxed my legs (or any other body part for that matter). I wear very little makeup, and don't even wash my face at night. I just don't care. (That might change in the next 10-20 years, but I really hope to not be as vain as this book makes women seem.) So much of this book felt like white, rich, old lady issues that have nothing to do with me. I was hoping for some feminist issues, but (as another reader pointed out) it "really only talks about a sliver of privileged society."

I did enjoy her chapter on cooking and the chapter on reading.