Series of funny and bittersweet essays by the author of When Harry Met Sally. Nora Ephron depicts her life in New York with a great sense of humour and through it all reflects on her aging body and what it means for a woman to get old.
The remaining employees at an office affected by a business downturn spend their time enjoying secret romances, elaborate pranks, and frequent coffee breaks, while trying to make sense of their only remaining « work, » a mysterious pro-bono ad campaign.[NoveList]
Charlie Asher, a neurotic and anxious hypochondriac who hates change, confronts the challenges of being a widower and a single parent when his wife dies of a freak medical condition on the day his new daughter, Sophie, is born. [NoveList]
Presents the contemporary classic depicting the struggles of a United States airman attempting to survive the lunacy and depravity of a World War II airbase. [NoveList]
Sedaris has fashioned a funny memoir of his wonderfully offbeat life. To call his family « dysfunctional » would be enormous understatement and beside the point; Sedaris’s relatives and other companions become vital characters on the page. We see his mother serving drinks to the string of teachers who want to discuss her son’s compulsions to lick light switches and make high-pitched noises. We travel with Sedaris and his quadriplegic hitchhiking companion, listen to his foul-mouthed seat mate on a long bus trip, and accompany the author on a hilariously self-conscious visit to a nudist colony. Sedaris’s humor is wickedly irreverent but not mean. Traveling with him is well worth it for the laughs and his generous human sensibility. (Library Journal)
Delightful compilation of essays circling the theme of death and dying, with nods to the French countryside, art collecting and feces. (New York Times)