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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I Feel Bad About My Nora Ephron

I know that I normally review books about moms waxing poetic about their harried lives or British chick lit writers whose lives seem far more interesting than mine, but it's almost the New Year and I've decided to take a departure. Somehow, my recent trip to Florida to see my folks has made me ponder the thought of aging. And who better to provide a glimpse into what it's really going to be like when I hit retirement age than Nora Ephron.

I've always loved her movies - in fact, I have a Sleepless in Seattle poster on the wall of my office and I am a total Sally (ie. "When Harry Met Sally") who orders everything with dressing and sauce on the side so naturally, as soon as I started to read I Feel Bad About My Neck as I was soaking in a hot tub because I was battling a bad cold, I felt like I had finally been given a really great Hannukah present - okay - my holiday is over but I really didn't buy anything good for myself this year so this is my gift to myself for those 8 hectic nights...but I digress.

Ephron shares her laugh out loud thoughts about everything from plastic surgery to purses to parenting and all with deadpan humor, incredible descriptions and real life moments that'll have you smiling from start to finish. She even talks about a private moment with JFK, her secret crush on a famous restaurant critic and how hair dye has transformed her life. I still have about 40 pages to go - savoring this quick read for my next tub soak, and all I can say is that no matter your age, this book is great for anyone who can appreciate the truth about aging packaged with an overdose of humor. To order I Feel Bad About My Neck, Click Here.

Monday, December 11, 2006

"Reading with Robin" Radio Host Picks Top 10 Books of the Year

Since busy moms have a hard time selecting a good book for themselves, much less finding time to read a great page turner, radio personality Robin Kall, who hosts "Reading with Robin" on WHJJ in Providence, RI has selected her top 10 favorite books of 2006. To make it easy for you to order these books, we've created Amazon links to all of Robin's favorites.


Sweet Ruin by Cathi Hanauer
The Real Animal House by Chris Miller
The Guy Not Taken (short stories) by Jennifer Weiner
Piece of Work by Laura Zigman
The Abortionist's Daughter by Elizabeth Hyde
Pug Hill by Alison Pace
Elements of Style by Wendy Wasserstein
Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston
The Men I Didn't Marry by Janice Kaplan and Lynn Schnurnberger
Love and Other Impossible Pursuits by Ayelete Waldman

Reading with Robin is a talk show devoted to authors, readers, and their favorite--and not so favorite--books. The show was launched in November of 2002 with an entertaining and lively look at the books and topics about which people are talking. Listeners are invited to call in with comments and questions for the day’s guest(s) and to participate in contests where the prizes are…you guessed it…sought-after books. Some of her memorable author guests include Jodi Picoult, Sue Monk Kid, Jennifer Weiner, David Baldacci, and such children's authors as Aliki, Lois Lowry, Meg Cabot, Mary Jane Begin, Margie Palatini and Lois Lowry.Robin grew up during the 60s and 70s on Long Island in a close family of five. The enjoyment of reading came from her mom who was an avid reader. Among Robin's favorite books as a youngster were Judy Blume's Are You There, God, its Me, Margaret and Gone with the Wind.

To visit Robin Kall's website, click on Reading with Robin. To visit the Role Mommy book store and order some other great books today (including "Peeing in Peace") CLICK HERE!