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About the Author

Nora Ephron was born in Manhattan on May 19, 1941. While attending Wellesley College, she was a summer intern in the Kennedy White House in 1961. After graduating in 1962, she began her career as a journalist with the New York Post, where she remained until 1968. She then focused on magazine mostrar mais journalism and primarily wrote for Esquire and New York. She wrote several books during her lifetime including Heartburn, Wallflower at the Orgy, Crazy Salad: Some Things about Women, Scribble Scribble, I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Reflections on Being a Woman, and I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections. In her later years, she was a blogger for The Huffington Post. She wrote several screenplays including Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), and When Harry Met Sally (1989). She also wrote and directed several movies including This Is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), You've Got Mail (1998), Lucky Numbers (2000), Bewitched (2005), and Julie and Julia (2009). She wrote two plays Love, Loss, and What I Wore with her sister and Imaginary Friends. Her title I Remember Nothing made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. She died from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia on June 26, 2012 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Nora Ephron

Heartburn (1983) 1,844 exemplares
You've Got Mail [1998 film] (1998) — Director/Screenwriter — 566 exemplares
Sleepless in Seattle [1993 film] (1993) — Director/Screenwriter — 522 exemplares
Julie & Julia [2009 film] (2009) — Director; Screenwriter — 422 exemplares
Wallflower at the orgy (1970) 283 exemplares
The Most of Nora Ephron (2013) — Autor — 266 exemplares
Bewitched [2005 film] (2005) — Director/Screenwriter — 188 exemplares
Scribble Scribble (1978) 138 exemplares
Michael [1996 movie] (1996) — Director, Screenplay & Producer — 81 exemplares
Mixed Nuts [1994 film] (1994) 57 exemplares
Imaginary Friends (2003) 54 exemplares
Crazy Salad Plus 9 (1984) 43 exemplares
Nora Ephron Collected (1991) 37 exemplares
Double Feature: City of Angels / Michael (2007) — Director — 26 exemplares
Lucky Guy (2014) 12 exemplares
And now here's Johnny! (1968) 11 exemplares
Steel Magnolias / Sleepless in Seattle (2008) — Director — 10 exemplares
Tribeca Talks (2004) 6 exemplares
2 Comedy Films: Will Ferrell (2009) — Director — 5 exemplares
Att gå vidare (2018) 4 exemplares
Julie & Julia {script} (2008) 3 exemplares
Doc Hollywood & Mr Wonderful & Michael (2disc) (2006) — Director — 3 exemplares
Triple Feature: Meg Ryan — Director — 1 exemplar
Embrujada 1 exemplar
This Is My Life [VHS] (1992) 1 exemplar
3 Films: Tom Hanks — Director — 1 exemplar
Vägen från mannens hjärta (1984) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

When Harry Met Sally... [1989 film] (1989) — Screenwriter — 559 exemplares
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuidor — 535 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 290 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 206 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
My Blue Heaven [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 63 exemplares
Silkwood [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter — 63 exemplares
The Breast: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Cookie [1989 film] (1990) — Writer — 5 exemplares


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BooksInMirror | 8 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
I first read this novel a few years after it was first published, in the late eighties when I was a stay-at-home mother of three, ostensibly happily married, getting ready to return to college to finish my undergraduate studies after a decade at home. I found the story humorous and sad but was not all that invested in it. I wearied of the snarky thirtysomething Rachel Samstat, food writer and cookbook author, the story's protagonist, who became aware that her second husband was having an affair with someone in their social circle when she was seven months pregnant with Ms. her second child. I also recall reading at some time over the years that the story is loosely based on Ms. Ephron’s divorce from reporter/writer Carl Bernstein, who was having an affair with someone in their social set when Ms. Ephron was pregnant and who threatened to sue Ms. Ephron for defamation over the book.

Recently, searching through Audible, I noticed that Meryl Streep narrates the audiobook, so I decided to pull out my old paperback, buy the audiobook, and listen along to Ms. Streep as I read. Great move on my part. Since my initial reading, in addition to having been through a divorce myself and frequently lending my litigation skills to my firm's matrimonial practice for the past 15 years (and earning several degrees), I have gained a different perspective on marriage and divorce. And listening to Ms. Streep's narration was like being in the audience for a one-woman play. The expression and the voice changes for different characters were mesmerizing. One of my favorite dramatized scenes was when Rachel was visiting her mother, Bebe, in the hospital. I barely remembered that from my first read. I also now recognized the authenticity of Rachel's alternating heartbreak and fury, couched in biting wit. Yes, the characters are still dreadful people, but I understand and identify with the motivations more.

The novel successfully captures the various stages of betrayal, grief, anger, and reconstruction when a marriage implodes. Learning to forget the love you felt for the person who betrayed you, accepting there is nothing you can do to change it, and recognizing that you are the author of your response to it all. And Meryl Streep brings it all home with her narration.
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bschweiger | 75 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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