The Most of Nora Ephron

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 - Drama - 555 pages
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A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest—and most acute—writer, famous for her brilliant takes on life as we've been living it these last forty years.

Everything you could possibly want from Nora Ephron is 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 best-selling novel, Heartburn, written in the wake of her devastating divorce from Carl Bernstein; from her hilarious and touching screenplay for the movie When Harry Met Sally . . . (“I'll have what she's having”) to her recent play Lucky Guy (published here for the first time); from her ongoing love affair with food, recipes and all, to her extended takes on such controversial women as Lillian Hellman and Helen Gurley Brown; from her pithy blogs on politics to her moving meditations on aging (“I Feel Bad About My Neck”) and dying.

Her superb writing, her unforgettable movies, her honesty and fearlessness, her nonpareil humor have made Nora Ephron an icon for America's women—and not a few of its men.

 

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THE MOST OF NORA EPHRON

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A thick collection of writings by the iconic Ephron (I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections, 2010, etc.), a year after her much-mourned death.In his introduction, the author's longtime editor ... Read full review

Contents

A Love Story
4
How to Write a Newsmagazine Cover Story
13
The Palm Beach Social Pictorial
21
Russell Baker
30
The Ontario Bulletin
40
The World Is Not Flat
48
Commencement Address to Wellesley Class of 1996
75
If Youre a Little Mouseburger
82
Teflon
407
About Having People to Dinner
421
Now It Can Be Told
427
One Small Blog
433
Scooter Rosa Lopez and the Grassy Knoll
439
The Story of My Life in 3500 Words or Less
468
The Legend
476
Now It Can Be Told
482

Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post
95
Dorothy Parker
102
Conundrum
110
The Littlest Nixon
119
Heartburn
127
Lucky Guy
243
When Harry Met Sally
309
A Memoir
386
Baking Off
393
The EggWhite Omelette
400
The Mink Coat
493
Word
503
On Maintenance
510
The Six Stages of Email
521
On Rapture
529
Feel Bad About My Neck
536
Christmas Dinner
545
The O Word
553
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Nora Ephron was the author of the hugely successful 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 recent hit play Lucky Guy and the films You've Got Mail and Julie & Julia, both of which she wrote and directed. She died in 2012.

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