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“Must read ... goes back to her Los Angeles childhood and goes through her marriage, divorce, and remarriage.” (Morgan Murrell, Harper's Bazaar)
“In Loose Diamonds, Ephron offers a deeply honest and compelling look at the events that made her the woman she is today.” (The Daily Beast)
“A little gem... she is an expert at introspection as entertainment...the collection masters brevity and range.” (Claire Howorth, The Daily)
“A fun and engaging read... the pages turn themselves...Not only do the essays stand up on their own, the overarching themes unravel (Julia Gazdag, Hello Giggles)
“Readers will enjoy her poignant accessibility... this is a great women’s-interest title, appealing to lovers of Ephron’s historical fiction and to fans of humorous essays alike.” (Annie Bostrom, Booklist)
“All of these fascinating experiences and relationships described in Loose Diamonds add to the richness of this loosely woven set of essays. Ms. Ephron’s thoughts on marriage, divorce as well as her ‘Tips for Women getting a Divorce’ are written with wit and panache.” (Laura Shultz, New York Journal of Books)
“A frothy, lighthearted, often witty collection of essays about marriage, motherhood and the power of a good piece of jewelry.” (Shelf Awareness)
“The tales are variously charming, funny, poignant, and even hair-raising, as when [Ephron] finds herself spending an afternoon with Manson family alumna Squeaky Fromme.” (Jewish Journal of Los Angeles)
“Well-written, empathetic, and a joy.” (BookLoons Reviews)
“Actively intelligent and utterly descriptive, Amy Ephron always makes you feel as if you’re right there with her feeling what she’s feeling and seeing what she’s seeing… Loose Diamonds is a sincerely-written book…that you shouldn’t miss.” (BookRoom Reviews)
With her wonderful sense of humor, marvelously candid voice, and astonishing perception, Amy Ephron weaves together the most insightful, profound, and just plain funny stories of her life to form a tapestry of a woman’s experiences from childhood through young adulthood, marriage, divorce (and remarriage), and everything in between. Writing with great honesty and exacting prose, Ephron gives us an evocative, engaging, and often piercing look at modern life.
Throughout Loose Diamonds, Amy Ephron celebrates unforgettable memories and friendships, and the things that make life livable (such as her Filofax, which she would be lost without), all with a quick wit and a delicate eye.See all Editorial Reviews
I expected much more from this author. The stories are haphazard, unclear, and combined in no order. Waste of money.
Linda R, Texas
Great book. A real page turner, she writes in a narrative style, that's easy to read. I enjoy her writing, and like the way a chapter gets wrapped nicely at the end of each of... Read morePublished on June 30, 2013 by The Good Life
This was an interesting journey through some things we as women forget about for ourselves. We often "lose" ourselves in doing things for spouses, work, family, and community but... Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by C. Kennedy
She's not her sister. The book had no substance...although growing up in Beverly Hills also, I found a few things amusing.Published on May 16, 2013 by Lenore George
I enjoyed reading these 18 short stories that don't have much of a theme connecting them. Anyone will enjoy this as long as they are expecting a light heated read of Amy's life... Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by David Morris
If you are expecting the type of essays that the late Nora Ephron wrote, then Loose Diamonds will not be for you. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Haley's Comments
This is a lovely collection of essays about Amy Ephron, her friends, especially one in particular who had a splendid garden, her life, her marriages. I loved it. Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Charles G. Campbell
Amy Ephron demonstrates extraordinary craft as a writer in "Loose Diamonds." Her use of metaphors and vivid description makes this book a virtual handbook for the amateur writer. Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by bpofpv