A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's favorite funny--and perceptive--writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years.
It's all here--from her writings on journalism, feminism, and being a woman (the notorious piece on being flat-chested, the clarion call of her commencement address at Wellesley) to her devastating best-selling novel, Heartburn, written in the wake of her disastrous marriage to Carl Bernstein, to her hilarious and touching screenplay for her movie When Harry Met Sally . . . ("I'll have what she's having"). From her ongoing love affair with food, recipes and all, to her extended takes on such iconic women as Lillian Hellman and Helen Gurley Brown to her pithy recent blogs on politics to her moving meditations on aging ("I Feel Bad About My Neck") and dying.
About the Author
NORA EPHRON was the author of the best sellers I Feel Bad About My Neck, I Remember Nothing, and Heartburn. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally . . . , Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed. Her other credits include the plays Imaginary Friends; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; and the about-to-open Lucky Guy; and the films You've Got Mail and Julie & Julia; both of which she wrote and directed. She died in 2012.