A whopping big celebration of the work of the late, great Nora Ephron, America's funniest woman writer, creator of When Harry Met Sally and author of Heartburn, I Feel Bad About my Neck and I Remember Nothing.
Nora Ephron's brilliantly funny writing paved the way for female wits like Lena Dunham and Tina Fey. Here is a comprehensive anthology of Nora Ephron' writings on journalism, feminism, and being a woman; on the importance of food (including of course her favourite recipes), and on the bittersweet reality of growing old. As well as many personal pieces from the writer who always sounded like your ideal BFF, this collection includes extracts from her bestselling novel Heartburn, written in the wake of her devastating divorce from Carl Bernstein, and from her hilarious screenplay for the movie When Harry Met Sally, as well as the complete text of her more recent play Lucky Guy, published here for the first time.
“When she died in 2012, the public outpouring made clear how vastly popular she had become,and the great cheerful tome that is The MOST of Nora Ephron looks nothing if not confident of its mass appeal.”
The Times Literary Supplement
“A good reminder of some of the strengths of her remarkable career...for all her clever writing about food, politics and overcluttered purses...(she was) the ultimate romantic.”
Gail Collins, New York Times
“A big, gratifying collection . . . the work of a brilliant woman.”
Los Angeles Times
“In her incomparable and characteristically unregretful voice, Ephron makes acute observations on each page of this delicious compilation.”
“Hugely entertaining...What made Ephron great was that she took the very things seriously that others dismissed as frivolous, Cosmopolitan, Teflon, breast size, and, most of all, herself.”
“She wasn’t just [the] intrepid reporter and filmmaker...who was played onscreen by no less than Meryl Streep. She was also someone who lived, and who people who never met her felt like they knew...when a writer’s voice makes you feel befriended, you want more of it even after the person is gone.”
Meg Wolitzer, NPR
“A giant gem, suitable for anyone who admired, worshipped or was even jealous of the writer Nora Ephron . . . A nifty Christmas gift.”
“Ephron is so funny and hospitable that it's tempting to devour it. With a few exceptions, including essays about wanting bigger breasts and feeling bored when getting manicures, it will entertain male readers as much as women.”