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Nora Ephron: The heroine of her life, not the victim

The fact that this woman has a ‘neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb’ is no consolation. My mother was ephfon hateful about bras… ‘Why not use a Band-Aid instead? And it bursts with recipes.

Nlra was a bestseller. Books In Pictures – the story of love and romance: Ephron’s marriage, much to her husband’s real-life dismay. Did I say that already?

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What is better than a jilted woman out for revenge on her cheating husband? Nora Ephron was a great writer of film and the movie version of Heartburn proves it. There were many hysterical little vignettes that prove she understood noa the absurdity of the human condition and could communicate it with pizzazz.


Published May 28th by Vintage first published And Thelma’s husband knew about it and engaged in deep discussions with them about it. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

But it was the disintegration of her second marriage, to the investigative reporter Carl Bernstein, who broke the news of Watergate, that really tested her resilience. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work. Other women writers who have chronicled catastrophic life events — Elizabeth Smart on lost love, Joan Didion and Joyce Carol Oates on bereavement — have found themselves identified with those crises, their other work effaced or diminished by a single, defining emotional convulsion.

She once graphically described her vision of her family as: View all 7 comments. Film 50 great quotes about acting. Aug 09, Alissa Patrick rated it it was ok. Was an enjoyable read, but if I were an unmarried damsel I would never have ventured into matrimony after reading this. But her stubborn idiosyncrasy ripened into a sharp-edged wisdom. Ephron and resulted in the bestseller: Because if I tell the story, I control the version.

But oh, I must. Please try again later. Also in Vintage Contemporaries.

And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron’s irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. I read this book when it first came out, and this is my first re-read in almost 30 years. Worse still, the other woman is someone she strongly dislikes. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Aside from that and Ephron’s cringe-worthy portrayal of her cheating husband’s therapist, Ephron was a gifted writer with no wasted words in this novel.


I don’t get the fat-phobia, the lookism, the heterosexism, the nkra constantly on the hunt for a man ‘coz god forbid you’re ever single for more than 10 minutes between your second and third marriage.

Sometimes I believe that hope dies but love springs eternal. Very mysterious for an English person.

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I simply can’t get any foothold to this particular mindset and the way of living it spawns. And sometimes they even made me cry. So many witty moments had me chuckling hard throughout, I’m actually sad that the book was so short. That’s why it’s so hard for me to give this book such a low rating.

It was extremely jumbled and all over the place.