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52 Books: I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron

I pretty much spent the past week reading numerous blog posts about Nora Ephron and re-reading I Feel Bad About My Neck.

I loved it when I read it on publication and I think I may have loved it even more this time.

It made me cry, of course, and it made me think about how I put things off – and how I really must stop doing that. She mentions a Dr Hauschka lemon bath oil that I’ve been meaning to buy since I first read this book… four years ago. (I’ve had it in my basket online lots of times, but I always chicken out – it’s expensive for a bath oil.) In an essay called The Lost Strudel or Le Strudel Perdu, she writes about an amazing cabbage strudel that I vowed to try when I went to New York for my 40th birthday last year. No, you didn’t miss it – I didn’t go to New York for my 40th birthday last year. Nor for my 41st this year.

I originally blogged Nora’s quote about not putting things off just over a year ago, but I’m only really starting to get it now. At least, I hope I am.

(I know this is all me me me, but that aside, it really is a brilliant essay collection – funny, sad, smart and true true true.)

Not a book, but I also read Nora’s Wellesley College Commencement speech and it just blew me away. If you haven’t read it, you really must.

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