The Most of Nora Ephron

By Nora Ephron
(Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780385350839, 555pp.)

Publication Date: October 29, 2013

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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.




About the Author
Nora Ephron is also the author of "Wallflower at the Orgy," 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 film "Michael "and the play "Imaginary Friends," She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Nicholas Pileggi.

"From the Hardcover edition."




NPR
Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013

More than a year after her death, Nora Ephron � beloved reporter, screenwriter, director, and novelist � has been memorialized in a collection of her writings. Meg Wolitzer, who enjoyed a 20-year friendship with Ephron, says The Most of Nora Ephron forms a picture of an ambitious, honest feminist who demanded a lot from life and gave back even more. More at NPR.org

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