So, it turns out my October fibromyalgia pain extended into November a bit. Lots of early evenings on the couch. Then the time change and my body trying to convince me that going to bed at 9 is not lame. Now I’m fighting off a cold. Horrid for the social life, but good for having time to read (5 books read in the break).
The first book I’ll review is I Feel Bad About My Neck, by Nora Ephron. While I have enjoyed many of Ephron’s movies, I hadn’t ready any of her books. I got this on audio book from the library with Ephron herself doing the reading. It was like having a friend along on my car trip telling me stories.
Ephron makes keen observations on life as a woman and on life in New York. I found her section on beauty maintenance particularly amusing ( and particularly close to home). Ephron is engaging, warm and funny. Even the topics where I had no experience (like her apartment building in New York), I enjoyed hearing her stories.
Listening to the book it was sad to think that Ephron has recently died and her unique humorous voice is gone.
I recommend this book for those who enjoy observational humor or those looking for a light, enjoyable read.