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The Most of Nora Ephron Hardcover – Deckle Edge, October 29, 2013
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The book is divided into nine categories, each one devoted either to subjects Ephron wrote about or the many literary forms for which she became famous. As she tells us in “Journalism: A Love Story,” Beverly Hills native Ephron began her career in 1962 when, having just received a degree in political science from Wellesley, she got a job in Newsweek’s mailroom. She soon worked her way up (if up is the right word) to clipper, in which she “ripped up the country’s newspapers and routed the clips to the relevant departments,” and then to researcher, which she says was a fancy term for a fact-checker. She eventually went on to write for other publications, including Esquire and New York magazines and the New York Post, the last of which had offices so dirty that someone once wrote “Philthy” in the thick dust that had collected on a window.
In her two decades as a journalist, Ephron perfected the hilariously caustic style that would make her famous. In “The Palm Beach Social Pictorial,” an Esquire piece from 1975, she tells us about a periodical written by and for the wealthy women of Palm Beach, Florida.Read more ›
Regardless of the type of text she wrote - either as journalist, screenwriter, columnist, memoir writer or blogger - Nora was a skillful writer who knew how to put smile on reader's lips bringing in her works tiny intimate details of life that are so familiar from our own experience or from the people around us.
In this collection, the editors collected all kinds of works Nora worked on during her fruitful career; inside reader can find materials from her journalistic career, her entire novel "Heartburn", the playwright for "Lucky Guy", the script for "When Harry Met Sally", some of her blogger essays, her personal stories and some other works.
Given that this is a historical overview of her career, some of her works describe time which is long gone (for example when she writes about the events back in 70's), and some people that are today unknown to most of the audience, so in that sense this is not a book that will be completely interesting for everyone.
However, only the inclusion of her "Heartburn" novel and screenplay for popular movie "When Harry met Sally" is sufficient recommendation for purchase of this collection to all those who have not read these two Nora's works, especially the movie script which isn't exactly like the movie.Read more ›
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Loved this book because it had an original script included. Got it for avid reader daughter-in-law and she was thrilled.Published 8 days ago by S. Miller
Loved it, the essays were heart warming and reflected her incredible humanness. Such a talented lady, great loss that she has left us.Published 23 days ago by Joan Pattiz
A great anthology of her essays, bright, articulate and funny.Published 24 days ago by Chrisitna M. Bertoni
I bought this for my wife and she loves it. She's happy so I'm happy.Published 8 months ago by The Duke