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

I Remember Nothing and other reflections

Memories and wisdom from the iconic writer and director

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

'Memories, aphorisms and stern good advice from America's favourite naughty aunt' Independent on Sunday
'This book is as grown-up as a dirty martini' Sunday Times
'Sharp as a knife' Daily Express


In her final book, Nora Ephron reflects on life, growing older, and everything she will and won't miss. Filled with Nora's trademark wit, wisdom and warmth.

* No one actually likes to admit they're old. The most they will cop to is that they're older. Or oldish.

* Freedom of the press belongs to the man who owns one.

* I have been forgetting things for years-at least since I was in my thirties. I know this because I wrote something about it at the time. I have proof. Of course, I can't remember exactly where I wrote about it, or when, but I could probably hunt it up if I had to.


Praise for Nora Ephron

'So bold and so vulnerable at the same time. I don't know how she did it' Phoebe Waller-Bridge
'Oh how I loved Nora Ephron' Nigella Lawson
'Funny, knowing and smart' India Knight
'Nora's exacting, precise, didactic, tried-and-tested, sophisticated-woman-wearing-all-black wisdom is a comfort and a relief' Dolly Alderton

  • Published: 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

Full of anecdotal gifts you will never forget... Ephron reflects on the early days of her career-memories of her time working as a mail girl at Newsweek and writing for Esquire-while taking every opportunity to get real about her life at the time she was penning this memoir.

Oprah Magazine

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

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, The Sunday Times

Cheerfully wry collection... It's witty and, contrary to the title, Ephron remembers much

Daily Express

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

Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

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

Washington Post

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)

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

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, The New York Times

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

Sophisticatedly smart, freshly wide-eyed

The Times

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

The New York Times Book Review

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

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