The Most of Nora Ephron
This is a comprehensive anthology of Nora Ephron at her funniest and most acute, here are her writings on journalism, feminism, and being a woman; on the importance of food (with favourite recipes), and on the bittersweet reality of growing old. This collection includes extracts from her bestselling novel Heartburn, written in the wake of her devastating divorce from Carl Bernstein, and from her hilarious screenplay for the movie When Harry Met Sally, as well as the complete text of her recent play Lucky Guy, published here for the first time. There are many personal pieces of memoir, as well as her sharp assessments of such controversial women as Lillian Hellman and Helen Gurley Brown.
A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest woman writer, creator of When Harry Met Sally and author of Heartburn, I Feel Bad About my Neck and I Remember Nothing.
"A great and cheerful tome by a hugely popular writer...When she died in 2012, the public outpouring made clear how vastly popular she had become,and the great cheerful tome that is The MOST of Nora Ephron looks nothing if not confident of its mass appeal." The Times Literary Supplement "A good reminder of some of the strengths of her remarkable career...What really interested Ephron, for all her clever writing about food, politics and overcluttered purses, were matters of the heart...she is wit without cynicism, the ultimate romantic." -- Gail Collins New York Times "A big, gratifying collection ... the work of a brilliant woman." Los Angeles Times "Hugely entertaining...What made Ephron great was that she took the very things seriously that others dismissed as frivolous, Cosmopolitan, Teflon, breast size, and, most of all, herself." Entertainment Weekly "She wasn't just [the] intrepid reporter and filmmaker...who was played onscreen by no less than Meryl Streep. She was also someone who lived, and who people who never met her felt like they knew. And that, I think, gives a clue as to why she will last. Because in the great rushing loneliness of the world, when a writer's voice makes you feel befriended, you want more of it even after the person is gone." -- Meg Wolitzer NPR
Nora Ephron was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and Julie & Julia. She was also a bestselling novelist (Heartburn, made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep), and journalist. Her last books I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing were both huge international bestsellers. She died in 2012.