The Most Of Nora Ephron

by Nora Ephron

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group | October 29, 2013 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 1.57 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038535083X

ISBN - 13: 9780385350839

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The Most Of Nora Ephron

The Most Of Nora Ephron

by Nora Ephron

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 576 Pages, 6.69 × 9.45 × 1.57 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038535083X

ISBN - 13: 9780385350839

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Table of Contents   Introduction by Robert Gottlieb   The Journalist Introduction to Wallflower at the Orgy Journalism: A Love Story How to Write a Newsmagazine Cover Story The Assassination Reporters The Palm Beach Social Pictorial The Boston Photographs Russell Baker The Detroit News The Ontario Bulletin Gentlemen’s Agreement I Just Want to Say: The World Is Not Flat The Making of Theodore H. White   The Advocate Vaginal Politics Miami Reunion Commencement Address to Wellesley Class of 1996   The Profiler: Some Women Helen Gurley Brown: “If You’re a Little Mouseburger, Come with Me . . .”    Dorothy Schiff and the New York Post Dorothy Parker Lillian Helman: Pentimento Jan Morris: Conundrum Pat Loud: No, But I Read the Book Julie Nixon Eisenhower: The Littlest Nixon Lisbeth Salander: The Girl Who Fixed the Umlaut   The Novelist Heartburn   The Playwright Lucky Guy   The Screenwriter When Harry Met Sally . . .   The Foodie Serial Monogamy: A Memoir Baking Off I Just Want to Say: The Egg-White Omelette Gourmet Magazine A Sandwich I Just Want to Say: Teflon The Food Establishment: Life in the Land of the Rising Soufflé (Or Is It the Rising Meringue?) About Having People to Dinner   The Blogger The First Annual “Tell Us What You’re Cooking This Year for Thanksgiving Dinner That You Didn’t Cook Last Year” Hello. By the Way. Whatever. Deep Throat and Me: Now It Can B
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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

“Nora Ephron was the person everybody wanted to hang out with, in part because she was funny and charming but more critically because she made the people she was with feel funny and charming . . . She was the one who listened and then finally tossed in the one fabulous line that brought everything together. Her best writing was exactly the same . . . It takes a particular combination of winning voice and brutal candor, of intimacy and objectivity, to turn what happens to you into a story that means something to the wider world . . . The Most of Nora Ephron gives her fans a chance to rummage through her desk . . . This is the kind of collection meant for snacking . . . She would want readers to meander, sampling things they had never tried or bits that look especially tasty. But I was surprised by how satisfying the big chunks are.” — The New York Times Book Review   “A giant gem, suitable for anyone who admired, worshipped or was even jealous of the writer Nora Ephron . . . A nifty Christmas gift for anyone who cares about the life and times of a contemporary writer who is sometimes compared to Mark Twain.” —Liz Smith, Chicago Tribune   “Nora Ephron takes tragedy and bewilderment and spins them into rambling comedic reflections . . . [She and Joan Didion] are trailblazing Boomer-era best-selling writers, but both also illustrate with unusual force the rhythms of emotional confession and emotional withholding that have marked
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