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  • Published: 3 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437506
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

I Remember Nothing and other reflections

Another wryly laugh-out-loud look at the vicissitudes of growing older, by the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck, Nora Ephron, creator of films like When Harry Met Sally and Julie & Julia.

If there is any solace in growing older, it is that you will find yourself guffawing in hysterical recognition at the situations Nora Ephron describes, from the impossibility of trying to remember people's names at parties,to struggling with the new technology. You will find yourself rolling off the sofa snorting with laughter as she recalls with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten, including what it feels like to produce a flop – and you will swallow down a lump in your throat at the poignancy of her insights into the pain of losing friends, and the guilt of separation and divorce.

One thing is for sure, there is nobody else who can put her finger so very precisely, so beguilingly, with so much wisdom and with so much wit, on what we all struggle with as we journey into our later years.

  • Pub date: 3 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446437506
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and Julie & Julia. She was also a bestselling novelist (Heartburn, made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep), and journalist. Her last books I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing were both huge international bestsellers. She died in 2012.

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Praise for I Remember Nothing and other reflections

“Read Nora Ephron because she's funny, read her because she's wise, read her because she never writes a boring sentence, read her because she's sharp as a knife but her heart's in the right place...Enjoy!”

David Robson, Daily Express

“As always, she has an eye for the killer detail...a mixture of memoir, rants and observations...This book is as grown-up as a dirty martini.”

Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times

“If we have to grow old (and as they say, consider the alternative) there's no better guide. ”

People Magazine (Top 10 Books of 2010)

“Tantalizingly fresh and forthright . . . She's self-effacing and brilliant. I use lines of hers all the time. . . . She's like Benjamin Franklin or Shakespeare: her words are now part of the fabric of the English language.”

New York Times Book Review

“As a writer,novelist and award-winning screenwriter and director of films such as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless In Seattle, she has had the ability to surf the zeitgeist and make whatever is on her mind...seem fascinating and cool....her book is essential reading for anyone who hopes to grow old elegantly and perhaps a little disgracefully.”

Jane Shilling, Mail on Sunday

“So clear-eyed, so free of vitriol and sarcasm and artifice that we believe everything she says. . . .If a theme runs beneath the wit and cleverness of I Remember Nothing, it is about the difficulty of coming to terms with one's mortality. ”

Jane Juska, San Francisco Chronicle

“Ephron's voice helped launch a whole new way of writing, and I still love to hear it.”

Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

“Witty and carefree...She remains the neighbor we all wish we had. Someone to share a cup of coffee with. Or better yet, a glass of wine. Maybe two. . . .Listen. . . . If we're all headed to the old folks home, we couldn't have a better guide than Nora Ephron. ”

USA Today

“Rich with self-deprecating humor at its finest . . so much so that you can almost hear her laughing as she pounds away at the keyboard. . . .a full pleasure to read.”

New York Journal of Books

“She can write an entertaining riff about practically anything or everybody.”

Janet Maslin, New York Times

“Fabulous . . .tremendously talented. . . She'll dazzle you with strings of perfect prose. ”

Washington Post

“You don't have to be old to appreciate this collection of memories, aphorisms and stern good advice from America's favourite naughty aunt..snigger-out-loud...Reading this book is a little like being sat down by an older, wiser friend...good advice indeed.”

Independent on Sunday

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