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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.­Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wiching him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-­satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.­Review"Great fun. . . . Though Heartburn bristles . . .

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From her Academy Award—nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America’s most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of the self-­help movement to dressing down the fashion world’s most powerful publication to capturing a glimpse of a legendary movie in the making, these timeless pieces tap into our enduring obsessions with celebrity, food, romance, clothes, entertainment, and sex. Whether casting her ingenious eye on renowned director Mike Nichols, Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown—or herself, as she chronicles her own beauty makeover—Ephron deftly weaves her journalistic skill with the intimate style of an essayist and the incomparable talent of a great storyteller.­About the AuthorNora Ephron is also the author of I Feel Bad About My Neck, . . .

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RetailsTwo classic volumes of the late Nora Ephron's uproarious essays--­tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit--­now available in one book for the first time.

Crazy SaladThis edition brings together some of Ephron's most famous writing on a generation of women (and men) who helped shape the way we live now, and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake-­Off. In these sharp, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight. From the famous "A Few Words About Breasts" to important pieces on her time working for the New York Post and Gourmet Magazine, these essays show Ephron at her very best.­Scribble, Scribble: Note on the MediaThis was a collection of columns, most of which were published in Esquire magazine, in the 1970's about journalism and the media.  

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The classic Crazy Salad, by screenwriting legend and novelist Nora Ephron, is an extremely funny, deceptively light look at a generation of women (and men) who helped shape the way we live now. In this distinctive, engaging, and simply hilarious view of a period of great upheaval in America, Ephron turns her keen eye and wonderful sense of humor to the media, politics, beauty products, and women's bodies. In the famous "A Few Words About Breasts,­" for example, she tells us: "If I had had them, I would have been a completely different person. I honestly believe that.­" Ephron brings her sharp pen to bear on the notable women of the time, and to a series of events ranging from Watergate to the Pillsbury Bake-­Off. When it first appeared in 1975, Crazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era--­and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves. This new edition, which contains a generous selection from Ephron's "Scribble, Scribble" collection, will delight a fresh...

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Although Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy probably only met once in their lives, their names will be linked forever in the history of American literary feuds: they were legendary enemies, especially after McCarthy famously announced to the world that every word Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the.­’” The public battle, and the legal squabbling, that ensued ended, unsatisfactorily for all, with Hellman’s death.
In Imaginary Friends, Nora Ephron brilliantly and hilariously resuscitates these two bigger-­than-­life women to give them a post-­mortem second act, and the chance to really air their differences.­Review“A sharp-­eyed and even sharper-­clawed memory-­play. . . . Provides . . . guilty pleasures, keeping the repartee both snappy and snappish.­” --­*The Wall Street Journal
“A feast of wit and language . . . that grows into a hair-­pulling duel even Don King could appreciate.­” --­Los Angeles Times
“Takes the prize for audacity. . . . Two august ladies of letters as you’ve . . .

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Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cool, hard, hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life, and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn't (yet) forgotten. Ephron writes about falling hard for a way of life (“Journalism: A Love Story”) and about breaking up even harder with the men in her life (“The D Word”); lists “Twenty-­five Things People Have a Shocking Capacity to Be Surprised by Over and Over Again” (“There is no explaining the stock market but people try”; “You can never know the truth of anyone's marriage, including your own”; “Cary Grant was Jewish”; “Men cheat”); reveals the alarming evolution, a decade after she wrote and directed You've Got Mail, of her relationship with her in-­box (“The Six Stages of E-­Mail”); and asks the age-­old question, which came first, the chicken soup or the cold? All the while, she gives . . .

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In this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of "Sleepless in Seattle" reminds readers that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.

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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself.

Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, uproariously funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a scrumptious, irresistible treat of a book, full of truths, laugh out loud moments that will appeal to readers of all ages.

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Rob Reiner's enormously funny and moving When Harry Met Sally ... -- a romantic comedy about the difficult, frustrating, awful, funny search for happiness in an American city, where the primary emotion is unrequited love -- is delighting audiences everywhere. Now, the complete screenplay is published. Written by Nora Ephron -- author of screenplays for Silkwood and Heartburn (from her own best-­selling novel) -- When Harry Met Sally...­is as hilarious on the page as it is on the screen. The book includes an introduction by the author.­Review"A winner, a lavishly romantic lark, brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit.­" -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"[When Harry Met Sally ...­] will go down as the classic of 1989. One of the most endearing, enjoyable films ever -- I couldn't recommend it more highly.­" -- Marilyn Beck
"A comic valentine to love...­" -- Time
"A buoyant comedy! It contains what may be the year's single most uproarious scene.­" -- Gene Shalit, Today, . . .

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