The Most of Nora Ephron
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O'Grady, Megan (September 30, 2014). "Lena Dunham Talks to _Vogue'_s Book Critic About Her New Collection of Essays, Not That Kind of Girl, and Why Now Is Such a Pivotal Time for Women". Vogue . Retrieved April 1, 2020.
My Oma gave me this book. Her best friend (since they were in high school in the 1940s) saw it and remembered that I had always wanted to be a writer in my youth. So she bought it for me. Is that going to color how I feel about this book? Absolutely. Bruni, Frank (June 27, 2012). "At the Table, Nora Ephron Knew Best". The New York Times . Retrieved June 28, 2012. Unlike most compilations, this has an air of autobiography mixed with memoirs, commentary and scripts which make for an interesting view of Nora's life. For those unfamiliar she's renown for writing/directing "Heartburn", "Harry met Sally", "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Julie & Julia" among others.Ephron was born in New York City in 1941, to the playwrights Henry and Phoebe Ephron. When she was five, the family moved to Los Angeles, where the Ephrons wrote for the movies. Henry and Phoebe were talented—they penned several sharp screwball comedies, including the Hepburn-Tracy vehicle “Desk Set”—but they also struggled, battling both alcoholism and the occasional allegation of Communist sympathizing. Doidge doesn’t have much original research about Nora’s youth; many of her quotes come from Ephron’s public interviews and essays, as well as from “Everything Is Copy,” a 2015 documentary directed by Ephron’s son, the journalist Jacob Bernstein. But she does speak to a few of Ephron’s old summer-camp friends, one of whom recalls Ephron as a “natural leader.” The most telling detail is from Ephron’s years at Camp Tocaloma, in Arizona, where she would regale her bunkmates with her mother’s lively letters from home. “My friends—first at camp, then at college—would laugh and listen, utterly rapt at the sophistication of it all,” Ephron said in her mother’s eulogy, in 1971. Greatest Screenplays". Writers Guild of America West. Writers Guild of America West . Retrieved July 16, 2021.
A big, gratifying collection . . . It’s the work of a brilliant woman who took copious notes on four decades of tumultuous social and political history and who exerted astonishing authorial control over the story of her own place within that history . . . A stirring portrait of both a nation in flux and of an extraordinary woman who retained a tight grip on her place within it, right till the end.”—Rebecca Traister , Los Angeles TimesAfter Ephron's marriage with Bernstein ended, Ephron revealed Deep Throat's identity to her son Jacob and anyone else who asked. She once said, "I would give speeches to 500 people and someone would say, 'Do you know who Deep Throat is?' And I would say, 'It's Mark Felt.'"  Classmates of Jacob at the Dalton School and Vassar College recall him revealing to numerous people that Felt was Deep Throat. This revelation attracted little media attention despite Deep Throat's identity being publicly unknown. Ephron said, "No one, apart from my sons, believed me."  Ephron was invited by Arianna Huffington to write about the experience in The Huffington Post, for which Ephron was a regular blogger and part-time editor.  Death and legacy [ edit ]
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