Past Events

Past EventsSaturday, March 3

I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

Nora Ephron
Mark Lawson

Nora Ephron launched her book, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, at Book Week. In this session Nora Ephron examined the indignities of ageing with her biting humour, comforting us with the thought that no matter how much our neck sags, our skin wrinkles and our children don’t appreciate us, someone else has been there before you.

She gave us glimpses from her anything-but-glamorous debut as a White House intern during the JFK years to her successful career as novelist, script writer and director. But mostly she spoke frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age.

Nora Ephron is the author of Heartburn, Crazy Salad and Wallflower at the Orgy. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed.

Mark Lawson is a journalist, broadcaster and author. He presents BBC Radio 4's arts magazine Front Row. He has twice been voted TV critic of the year and has won numerous awards for arts journalism.

 

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