Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Ephron, Nora "I Remember Nothing"


Ephron, Nora "I Remember Nothing. And other reflections"  - 2010

Nora Ephron, may she rest in peace, always found the right words. She already mentioned to the world "I Feel Bad About My Neck", now she admits "I Remember Nothing". Reflections about growing older, losing your health, losing friends, your whole world is changing.

When you are in that position, all that is left some days is your sense of humour. And Nora Ephron helps you with it. She talks about growing up, her parents and her three sisters, about her marriages, relationships, her career as a journalist. All very interesting and completely hilarious.

You can tell from the book that Nora Ephron knew she wouldn't live much longer but she still took it with her usual sense of humour. I love her writings, "When Harry Met Sally" is certainly one of my favourite movies ever and I am going to watch more of her movies and read more of her books. Thank you, Nora Ephron. You have given me a lot.

At the end of the book, Nora Ephron adds two lists: "Things I will not Miss" and "Things I Will Miss". I love that she put "Pride & Prejudice" in the latter.

From the back cover: "If there is any solace in growing older, it is that you will find yourself guffawing in hysterical recognition at the situations Nora Ephron describes, from the impossibility of trying to remember people's names at parties, to struggling with the new technology. You will find yourself rolling off the sofa snorting with laughter as she recalls with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn't (yet) forgotten, including what it feels like to produce a flop - and you will swallow down a lump in your throat at the poignancy of her insights into the pain of losing friends, and the guilt of separation and divorce.
One thing is for sure, there is nobody else who can put her finger so very precisely, so beguilingly, with so much wisdom and with so much wit, on what we all struggle with as we journey into our later years."

2 comments:

  1. I loved Nora's writings, I'm pretty sure I've read everything she's written. She died much to young. Her writing is what Chick Lit should be instead of what it is.

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    1. Ooooh, that is a great expression. Then I would looooove chick lit. But as it's the way it is, I don't. LOL.

      I have not read everything she has ever written but I hope I will one day.

      Thanks for coming by.
      Happy Reading,
      Marianne

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