Sunday, January 11, 2009

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Last month, writer Kim Smith presented me with an Honest Scrap Award. I then gave out a few of these awards to some terrifically honest bloggers I know, Christie, Heidi, Mee, and Myrthe.  Now I'd like to pass along two more of these awards, one to Nora Ephron and one to Jenny McCarthy, who've each written a book which brims with honesty.  These women are both also very funny--thank goodness!  I've just read I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being a Woman, by writer/director Nora Ephron, and Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth, by comedienne Jenny McCarthy. Both authors get down to the nitty gritty about their subjects, aging and pregnancy, respectively, and both approach their topics with a great deal of (necessary) humor.  Without humor, these books would cast readers into deep, abysmal depressions.   Perhaps I should also give one of these awards to Marjane Satrapi for Embroideries, an outrageous graphic novel, which depicts, in cartoon form, the secrets women have about sex, men, and life.


  1. I've heard of the Nora Ephron book before. I'll have to check it out at the library. The belly laughs book sounds fun too. As ever, humor is the best way to get through the ups and downs of life. I love a good laugh -- especially at myself. :)

  2. Hey Suko! I am glad you mentioned these books and authors! Yay! new ones for my list! (which is really growing!!)
    Happy Tuesday!

  3. Necks - I hate mine, wear lots of turtle necks. Not so bad at this time of year in Illinois, with below zero forecasted for a few days!

    Morgan Mandel


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