Nora Ephron Collected

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Avon Books, 1991 - Miscellaneous writings - 216 pages
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User Review  - hikatie - LibraryThing

Somehow 1972 seems so long ago. Nora Ephron's essays are funny and sharp, but so many of them seem to somehow read as oddly-ancient history, particularly the daily practicalities and impracticalities of being a feminist (or Women's Lib-er, really) in New York. Read full review

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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

I was inspired to read this by Ariel Levy's recent New Yorker profile on Ephron. These pieces have much more substance than her movies, or even her most recent book. Most of these essays were written ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Few Words About Breasts
11
Fantasies
18
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Nora Ephron was born in Manhattan on May 19, 1941. While attending Wellesley College, she was a summer intern in the Kennedy White House in 1961. After graduating in 1962, she began her career as a journalist with the New York Post, where she remained until 1968. She then focused on magazine journalism and primarily wrote for Esquire and New York. She wrote several books during her lifetime including Heartburn, Wallflower at the Orgy, Crazy Salad: Some Things about Women, Scribble Scribble, I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Reflections on Being a Woman, and I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections. In her later years, she was a blogger for The Huffington Post. She wrote several screenplays including Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), and When Harry Met Sally (1989). She also wrote and directed several movies including This Is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), You've Got Mail (1998), Lucky Numbers (2000), Bewitched (2005), and Julie and Julia (2009). She wrote two plays Love, Loss, and What I Wore with her sister and Imaginary Friends. Her title I Remember Nothing made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. She died from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia on June 26, 2012 at the age of 71.

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