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Nora Ephron Hates Me

January 14th, 2011

Nora Ephron Hates Me By Jaki Scarcello Nora Ephron hates me. I feel badly about that I really do. She seems to be an amazing woman, smart, funny and so talented. Nora, for those of you who thought she was just a film director, producer, screenwriter and journalist, is also the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck. Nora, I can live with your disgust because I am on a mission. Ms Ephron says that she can’t stand people who write about how great it is to be old. She asks “Don’t they have necks?” Well Nora I do have a neck and I am sticking my aged and wrinkled neck out and telling women it... Read More

This is What Bigotry Looks Like

January 14th, 2011

This is What Bigotry Looks Like By Jaki Scarcello A few weeks ago the Los Angeles Times printed an interview with Gloria Steinem. In that interview Ms. Steinem gave her opinions on the current state of the women’s liberation movement. It is not Ms. Steinem’s interview or opinions that I want to discuss in this posting but one reader’s response to her remarks and I quote: “It’s time for Gloria Steinem to recognize the early stages of dementia. We’re not living in the 19th century anymore. …She and her fellow travelers need to think more about where to be buried than the so –called... Read More

Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life

October 31st, 2010

Fifty and Fabulous! The Best Years of a Woman’s Life Author: Jaki Scarcello www.fiftyfab.com Reviewed by: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Author Jaki Scarcello is on a mission to challenge and enhance our perspective on growing older. This book began as a series of interviews with women ages 45 to 102 in five countries. Their wisdom provides its foundation. As Scarcello tells the reader at the front of the book: “A few years ago I began to interview interesting women who were nearing or passing the age of 50. I started the project for a variety of reasons, in response to circumstances in my professional... Read More