No writer ever shared quite so much of his or her life for the sake of a story as she did.
Her mother drilled into her that “everything is copy”.
In the original introduction, I read the words that have led me to either praise or blame Ephron (depending on where I am and what day it is) for my own journalism career: “People who are drawn to journalism are usually people who, because of their cynicism or emotional detachment or reserve or whatever, are incapable of being anything but witnesses to events.” Those words have stayed with me to this day. ),” the story begins in September 1968 and Ephron is at the Four Seasons for a dinner in honor of the Time-Life Cookbook series, “a massive high-budget venture that has managed to involve nearly anyone who is anyone in the food world”: Julia Child, James Beard, Paula Peck, M. She says she interviewed more than twenty people for this story and it shows.
Shy, introverted, teenage me found what I thought was a kindred spirit in Nora Ephron. She knows who insulted whom by calling their souffle more of a meringue, which chefs aren’t speaking, who thinks Mrs.
Missing someone whom you’ve never met so much sounds silly. In The New Yorker article, Dunham shares a sign off from an email she received from Ephron. I know: I’ve had four careers and three husbands.”“And this is something else I want to tell you, one of the hundreds of things I didn’t know when I was sitting here so many years ago: you are not going to be you, fixed and immutable you, forever.”“Which is one of the most delicious things available to women, and more particularly to women than to men. It’s slightly easier for us to shift, to change our minds, to take another path.”“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. They had never intended to be the heroines of their own lives.”Aries “I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.” “If you expect nothing from somebody you are never disappointed.” “I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad.
But you felt as if you knew her, like she was an old friend. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. Or I can […]One of my favorite literary concepts is “Kill Your Darlings”.
But instead of fawning over her famous subjects, she gathers information that highlights their flaws, quirks, and insecurities.
Many readers are probably unaware that Arthur Frommer is the father of budget travel.
And so Ephron told of her heartbreak, marriages, the human experience, growing older, food, just about everything, in books, newspaper columns and essays in a way that is so timeless women will be quoting her musings for generations to come.
sat firmly on the New York Times Bestseller list and was made into a movie starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson. Ephron wrote, directed and produced a great deal of her films and plays.