Wallflower at the Orgy

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2011 - Humor - 208 pages
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From her Academy Award—nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America’s most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of the self-help movement to dressing down the fashion world’s most powerful publication to capturing a glimpse of a legendary movie in the making, these timeless pieces tap into our enduring obsessions with celebrity, food, romance, clothes, entertainment, and sex. Whether casting her ingenious eye on renowned director Mike Nichols, Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown—or herself, as she chronicles her own beauty makeover—Ephron deftly weaves her journalistic skill with the intimate style of an essayist and the incomparable talent of a great storyteller.
 

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Wallflower at the Orgy

User Review  - Janet Martin - Book Verdict

Ephron's first book (1970) is a collection of articles, essays, and interviews that were first published in the late 1960s. A number of celebrity interviews are included, for example, one with Mike ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anne_Green - LibraryThing

I was drawn to this book because I like Nora Ephron's witty, self-deprecating style and also because one of the articles deals at length with the "foodie" scene in the 1960s, (in which I'm very ... Read full review

Contents

Life in the Land
1
If Youre a Little Mouseburger Come With
20
The Fountainhead Revisited
41
The Short Unglamorous Saga
51
Womens Wear Daily Unclothed
60
Mush
79
The Man in the Bill Blass Suit
99
A Rhinestone in a Trash Can and The Love
116
Eating and Sleeping With Arthur Frommer
124
Publishing Prophets for Profit
131
The Diary of a Beach Wife
140
An Interview With Mike Nichols
154
On Location With Qatch22
171
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Nora Ephron is also the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck, Crazy Salad, Scribble Scribble, 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 films Michael, You've Got Mail, and the play Imaginary Friends. She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Nicholas Pileggi.

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