Ephron tackles growing older, more in new book

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Susan Felt
The Arizona Republic
Sept. 27, 2006 12:00 AM

Nora Ephron is on her fourth interview of the day and it’s only 10:20 in the morning.

A screenwriter (Silkwood and When Harry Met Sally), director (Sleepless in Seattle), novelist (Heartburn) and essayist (Crazy Salad), Ephron is up to her eyeballs doing talk shows, book signings and interviews about her latest book, I Feel Bad About My Neck (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006, $19.95 hardback).

Her latest riff is about aging. And it begins with her neck.

“There’s just the sort of deterioration of the neck which is this, ‘Hello. Ohmygod, what is that looking at me in the mirror?’ ” she writes.

But she doesn’t stop there. Hair, face, eyes, knees and memory follow.

“The neck is a dead giveaway. Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth.” That’s on Page 5. It gets better.

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