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PinesandPrejudice
Jul 27, 2017

Parts of this book were interesting, other parts dull, and other parts insightful. I believe I read this book at the wrong age. I found it difficult to relate to and some of the advice did not feel relevant to my generation. I enjoy Nora Ephron's movies but some of her essays were ranty. So it was okay, because there were some lines I wanted to underline but most of it was forgettable and a drag to get through.

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ggrandel
Jul 14, 2014

This was a good read for when you want to relax and not think too much. Very light, I enjoyed it.

Wonderful vignette of thoughts on aging women by someone who is going through it with a sense of humour and perspective. I loved it and had to keep some quotes for my favorite ides log.

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tedrich2921
Jun 16, 2013

Somewhat amusing stories about a woman growing older. Quick way to pass some time, but nothing very special. I rate this a C plus.

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britprincess1
Nov 14, 2012

Classic Nora Ephron essays. Sheer delight. The world will miss her passion and one-of-a-kind wit. It is distinctly "New York", though, as was she is, so for those who can't understand that lifestyle, I wouldn't recommend this book. To everyone else, it will be a fun, entertaining, and quick read.

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veelau
Mar 26, 2012

It was a funny, quick and easy read. I am not quite there in age, but there are topics that have nothing to do with age...ie. purses. Overall, it was a nice break and was read in less than a day.

deborah2252 Jan 06, 2012

A disappontment. I love Nora; but this is rich girl whining.

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mogie
Aug 24, 2011

Read this pretty much straight through. It was decent. Didn't make me laugh out loud but definitely made me smile. Although I am under 30 I didn't find it difficult to relate to her tales.

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ldahling
Feb 06, 2011

Funny book written from the perspective of a witty NYC woman over 60. Same woman who wrote Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and Silkwood.

njkenney Feb 04, 2011

Nora Ephron is one of the celebrities I’d like to befriend. No doubt many other women would like to befriend her as well as she ‘gets us’. Anyway, IFBAMN came out in 2006 and I gave it as Christmas gifts to my two sisters and my sister-in-law stuffed into the neck of a turtleneck! Very fun but at the time, I felt badly for giving a book I hadn’t read. Well, now I have read it and realize it was a great gift---even if it wasn’t stuffed into the neck of a turtleneck. I highly recommend it.

IFBAMN is a series of short chapters on everything---aging, food, relationships---and is written in a humorous manner. Even the most intense essays are witty and manage to stop the tear before it falls down your check. Personally, I like to read things that remind me how ‘not special’ I am---especially when it comes to aging. Thank GOD there’s strength in numbers.

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patl
Feb 25, 2011

A candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of mainenance, menopause, empty nests and life itself. She speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age.

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