Picks and Pans Review: Comic Relief

updated 08/07/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/07/2006 AT 01:00 AM EDT

I Feel Bad About My Neck

"Every time I read about how great it is to be older, I want to smack someone," says Nora Ephron, 65. Instead, she wrote a funny book about aging.

SO WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOUR NECK? The neck is the first thing to go. You can get elephant neck, turkey gobbler neck—many of them are named after animals.

WHAT ELSE DO YOU HATE? You spend half your time looking in your closet for something compensatory to wear. Lighting becomes incredibly important. And your elbows!

DO YOU TRY TO LOOK YOUNGER? I own up to all kinds of things short of plastic surgery. Restylane—love it! I wish I'd invented it. I had a snaggletooth fixed and it took at least six months off my look.

ARE WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE MORE ACCEPTED IN EUROPE? Maybe, but they like hazelnuts in Europe, as my sister says—so what do they know?

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