In a world where the Kardashian sisters get 40 times as many news write-ups as ocean acidification it’s no surprise that until a few weeks ago–when I read one of her essays–I’d never heard of Nora Ephron. But she made my life, and those of millions of others, a little brighter.
If you watched “Silkwood”, “When Harry Met Sally” or Sleepless in Seattle”, you can thank Nora. She wrote both of those movies and she wrote, produced and directed many others. She also wrote many great essays. This one, “My Life as an Heiress“, was my introduction. Please read it, I think you’ll like it.
“Sleepless in Seattle” is no doubt written off as fluff by the culture vultures, but as a dyed-in-the-wool old sentimentalist I enjoyed it greatly.
Over to Nora:
“Maybe young women don’t wonder whether they can have it all any longer, but in case any of you are wondering, of course you can have it all.”
“In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.”
“When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.”
Goodbye Nora, I wish I’d known you sooner.
Read more about the prolific and talented Nora here on Wikipedia.