I Feel Bad About my Neck : And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

I-feel-badNora Ephron
2006
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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.

Then We Came to the End

then_came_endJoshua Ferris
2007
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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]

Naked

nakedDavid Sedaris
1998
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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)