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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What really interested Ephron, for all her clever writing about food, politics and overcluttered purses, were matters of the heart. She is the exact opposite of Dorothy Parker. She is wit without cynicism, the ultimate romantic.Read Full Review of The Most of Nora Ephron | See more reviews from NY Times
...whatever the subject, Ephron’s friendly, sensible voice rings out, alert to good intentions and bad outcomes, kindnesses and cruelties, and, most movingly, all the serious emotional rocks that lurk in the shallows.Read Full Review of The Most of Nora Ephron | See more reviews from Guardian
Arranged according to different elements of her personality – “The Journalist”, “The Screenwriter”, “The Blogger” – it provides a unique narrative of her life...this is an excellent read for both fans and new admirers.Read Full Review of The Most of Nora Ephron | See more reviews from Financial Times
I wish they’d chosen better pieces from her earlier career, and I’m not convinced of the wisdom of including the entire WHMS screenplay, though the afterword is worthwhile. I really wish they’d indicated which publications the articles ran in.Read Full Review of The Most of Nora Ephron | See more reviews from Globe and Mail
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