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    DescriptionA 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.

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    The Most of Nora Ephron
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    By (author) Nora Ephron
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 555
    Width: 172 mm
    Height: 238 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 920 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385350839
    ISBN 10: 038535083X

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    LC classification: PS3555.P5 A6 2013
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    Random House USA Inc
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    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    29 October 2013
    Author Information
    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.
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    "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 the golden age of journalistic writing by women that they shaped . . . When life gave Ephron lemons she made a giant vat of really good vodka-spiked lemonade and invited all of her friends and her friends' friends over to share it, and gossip, and play charades . . . She knew how to capture every quirk, and she knew just when to cast the slightest shadow of doubt . . . Ephron's fun-house lens distilled accomplishments and disappointments alike into excuses to laugh. She took comfort in the little things and held fast to th