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137 pages, Hardcover
First published January 1, 2010
In I REMEMBER NOTHING, Nora Ephron remembers a lot. At first, I didn't much care for the book, well at least the first 25%, began skimming and almost DNF, but by 40%, I felt like I was getting to know Nora, her sense of humor and liked her....a lot.
She began as a newspaper reporter in the 30's and attained her dream of becoming a journalist in New York City plus so much more! She wrote the screenplay for one of my favorite movies, When Harry met Sally, and it was the big one that changed her life. I liked Sleepless in Seattle too which she wrote and directed.
When she mentioned her book and the movie Heartburn, it rang a bell, but the only thing I remembered was a young Jack Nicholson getting a much deserved pie in the face. So after the book informed me she based the novel on her second husband's philandering ways, I had to rewatch it....and it was good too. Now I intend to read the book.
Through most of her life, Nora interviewed and rubbed elbows with numerous celebrities, Meryl Streep becoming a good friend. When she became ill, she pretty much kept it a secret, but succumbed to pneumonia/leukemia in 2012 at the age of 71. This information not in book although hints at a possible illness near the end when she lists "things she will miss and won't miss."
Glad I read it!