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I Remember Nothing
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Nora Ephron was the author of the bestselling I Feel Bad About My Neck as well as Heartburn, Crazy Salad, Wallflower at the Orgy, and Scribble Scribble. She wrote and directed the hit movie Julie & Julia and received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally. . ., Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed. Her other credits include the script for the stage hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore with Delia Ephron. She died in 2012.

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Ephron's humorous observations on aging so beloved in I Feel Bad About My Neck continue in this collection of sprightly essays on everything from her deep affection for Google to memories of her complicated relationship with the famously irascible playwright, Lillian Hellmann. Ephron's voice has a nice grain to it, but where it should skip and flow to mimic the conversational patter of her prose, it stumbles and drags. Ephron enunciates so carefully and pauses so haltingly, the audiobook sounds more like bad amateur theater rather than an acclaimed humorist reading her own material. Stripped of the author's light touch and self-deprecation, the jokes fall flat, and Ephron's quips on, say, going to the bookstore to buy a book on Alzheimer's and forgetting the name of the book, are likely to elicits more cringes than chuckles. A Knopf hardcover. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

"Fabulous. . . . Masterly. . . . Dazzle[s] you with strings of perfect prose." -Carolyn See, Washington Post Book World

"Breathlessly funny. . . . Chatty, witty, self-effacing and candid." -Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Candid, self-deprecating, laser-smart, and hilarious. . . . A master of the jujitsu essay, Ephron leaves us breathless with rueful laughter." -Booklist

"A full pleasure to read." -New York Journal of Books

"Delicious. . . . Gleaming with youthful innocence." -More Magazine

"Tantalizingly fresh and forthright. . . . She's like Benjamin Franklin or Shakespeare: her words are now part of the fabric of the English language. . . . She's familiar but funny, boldly outspoken yet simultaneously reassuring." -Alex Kuczynski, New York Times Book Review

"Breezily funny prose. . . . Candid and hilarious." -Kansas City Star

"A delightfully succinct and completely hilarious and sometimes poignant collection of essays. . . . A terrific holiday gift for any smart woman, or a fun palette cleanser for your book club." -Bookreporter

"The power of these essays often comes from a voice clearly looking back at a riveting life with a clear-eyed wisdom and, at times, twinges of regret." -Salon

"Classic Ephron: gloriously opinionated-and on target. . . . Ephron sure does know how to tell a story and entertain." -Heller McAlpin, "Books We Like," NPR

"Nora Ephron is, in essence, one of the original bloggers-and if everyone could write like her, what a lovely place the Internet would be." -Seattle Times

"A slim, candid, and always witty package of Ephron's insights." -Elle

"Candid and witty. . . . Filled with intimate and sometimes shocking details. . . . Ephron shares sage reflections on everything from her love of journalism to growing up in Beverly Hills with alcoholic parents. . . . Ephron has lived life to the fullest, and is not shy about dispensing the intimate details (none of which she seems to have forgotten)." -The Jewish Journal Boston North

"When you start to read her work, you can't stop. You don't want to stop. Her writer's voice is remarkably engaging and fresh." -Buffalo News

"Smart as a tack and funny, funny, funny." -Press Herald

"Vivid. . . . [An] entertaining collection of stories about her life. . . . 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." -USA Today

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