Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nora Ephron

It was sad to hear that news that writer, filmmaker and essayist Nora Ephron died yesterday, June 26, 2012. She was known for her wit and all of us of a certain age can remember laughing and crying at "Sleepless From Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally".

Her books include Heartburn about her failed marriage to Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame, I Remember Nothing and I Feel Bad About My Neck.

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“We all look good for our age. Except for our necks,” she wrote in the title piece from “I Feel Bad About My Neck,” published in 2006. “Oh, the necks. There are chicken necks. There are turkey gobbler necks. There are elephant necks. There are necks with wattles and necks with creases that are on the verge of becoming wattles. ... According to my dermatologist, the neck starts to go at 43 and that’s that.”

All women of a certain age can definitely relate to that!  I Feel Good About My Neck may make a delightfully easy summer read for our book club.  Her famous wit would have us laughing all the way through the book. 

Her sweetest quote:

“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
—Billy Crystal to Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally

Our library has several of Nora Ephron's books and movies, why not check one out today?

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