where have you been

nora ephron?
i knew i liked you, but didn't know just how much. i loved sleepless in seattle and you've got mail. but until i read your book (thanks a million Jandee), i wasn't in love with you. i think i love you. i think we could be very dear friends. if i could write like you, oh, to write like you. if i could write like you i think my world would be complete. i know it wouldn't, but i'd like to pretend it would be. i think i'm writing more like you right now. but honestly, i really did feel like i was reading the author i could be. you and i are quite similar in a lot ways. maybe everyone can relate to you. maybe not. it doesn't matter; you made me smile, and that's what matters.

i can't count how many times i laughed out loud reading I Feel Bad About My Neck. my poor sister happened to call me right during a funny paragraph, so of course, i read it to her too. and she laughed. maybe because i was laughing. but it doesn't matter. you are funny,and witty, and dry and perfect. thanks for a wonderful three hours of a worry free life.

one of my favorite quotes of the book:
Reading makes me feel I've accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it's a way to make contact with reality after a day of making things up, and it's a way of making contact with someone else's imagination after a day that's all too real...Reading is bliss.

but don't worry, it's not just about reading. it's great. it solidified my mom's advice to always moisturize your neck along with your face. thanks mom, i lathered up good this morning.

if you would like a lighthearted laugh. read this on a night when you don't want to focus on anything else. delightful.


Melanie said...

Sounds great. I'll have to add it to my list. I really like that quote.

How's your new free flower bouquet?! I hope it turned out fabulous.

Serenity Rachel said...

That sounds like a great I'll definitely have to look up! And I love the quote about reading. Sooo how did the second flower delivery turn out? Inquiring minds want to know :-)

Serenity Rachel said...

Okay, so Mel, I left almost the exact same comment you did. Maybe I should read the comments before posting my own.

Stuart Humes said...

Thanks for the tip, I could use a good read, and a good laugh!

Jed Wheeler Family said...

I've read this one. How could someone not enjoy a book entitled "I feel bad about my neck"? It was a good read. I'm glad you liked it.

Jordan and Jandee said...

I'm so glad you loved it....yep it would be okay to have the wit of Nora Ephron right?

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