Monday, November 22, 2010

(163)I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron's last book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, was on the Best Seller's list for a very long time while I worked at the bookstore, I just didn't have any desire to read it, I mean it was (whispering) about getting old. And I was only thirty at the time, I didn't really feel that I was her target audience, so I didn't read it.

Well, guess what. I am getting old. I feel it now more than I ever did and sometimes I am almost shocked about my age. I mean THIRTY-FIVE!!! I can hardly believe it. Since Ms. Ephron wrote (and directed) two of my most favorite movies in the whole world, You've Got Mail & Sleepless in Seattle, I figured that I would enjoy her writing. And I was right.

I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections is just a book of essays about her life as a sixty-nine year old. My favorite essay though has to be

"Twenty-five Things People Have A Shocking Capacity to Be Surprised by Over and Over Again." 1.Sometimes Journalists Make Things Up.

Other chapters include discussions about divorce, emailing, and having a meatloaf dinner named after her.

Ms. Ephron is one of the greatest women the entertainment industry has ever known. Her writing style is very characteristic of the characters we have all come to know and love. Intelligent, quirky, light-hearted, yet grounded. Her chapters are quick to read and give us a little more insight on the woman behind all of those characters. A fun read and I suspect another smash hit. Congratulations, Ms. Ephron, you deserve to be on the Best Seller list once again.


Why I Read...

I remember the carefree summer days when I used to ride my bike to the public library to pick out new books. I would go almost daily to find books to read. I read to learn. I read to explore the world. I read to escape. I read because not reading is not an option.

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