With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and
dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in
I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women
who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of
maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.
"What should we have for dinner." To one degree or another this
simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of
things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma.
Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers,
humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't-which
mushrooms should be avoided, for example, and which berries we can
When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This"
in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes
on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he
expanded the appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectably
shocking banquet that lays out his twenty-five years of sex, drugs,
and haute cuisine.