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About the Author

Nora Ephron was born in Manhattan on May 19, 1941. While attending Wellesley College, she was a summer intern in the Kennedy White House in 1961. After graduating in 1962, she began her career as a journalist with the New York Post, where she remained until 1968. She then focused on magazine mostrar mais journalism and primarily wrote for Esquire and New York. She wrote several books during her lifetime including Heartburn, Wallflower at the Orgy, Crazy Salad: Some Things about Women, Scribble Scribble, I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Reflections on Being a Woman, and I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections. In her later years, she was a blogger for The Huffington Post. She wrote several screenplays including Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), and When Harry Met Sally (1989). She also wrote and directed several movies including This Is My Life (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), You've Got Mail (1998), Lucky Numbers (2000), Bewitched (2005), and Julie and Julia (2009). She wrote two plays Love, Loss, and What I Wore with her sister and Imaginary Friends. Her title I Remember Nothing made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. She died from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia on June 26, 2012 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Nora Ephron

Heartburn (1983) 1,797 cópias
You've Got Mail [1998 film] (1998) — Director/Screenwriter — 562 cópias
Sleepless in Seattle [1993 film] (1993) — Director/Screenwriter — 516 cópias
Julie & Julia [2009 film] (2009) — Director; Screenwriter — 414 cópias
Wallflower at the orgy (1970) 281 cópias
The Most of Nora Ephron (2013) — Autor — 263 cópias
Bewitched [2005 film] (2005) — Director/Screenwriter — 183 cópias
Scribble Scribble (1978) 135 cópias
Michael [1996 movie] (1996) — Director, Screenplay & Producer — 78 cópias
Mixed Nuts [1994 film] (1994) 54 cópias
Imaginary Friends (2003) 54 cópias
Crazy Salad Plus 9 (1984) 43 cópias
Nora Ephron Collected (1991) 37 cópias
Double Feature: City of Angels / Michael (2007) — Diretor — 26 cópias
And now here's Johnny! (1968) 11 cópias
Lucky Guy (2014) 11 cópias
Romantic Comedy Double Feature (2008) — Diretor — 8 cópias
Tribeca Talks (2004) 6 cópias
2 Comedy Films: Will Ferrell (2009) — Diretor — 5 cópias
Att gå vidare (2018) 4 cópias
Julie & Julia {script} (2008) 3 cópias
Doc Hollywood & Mr Wonderful & Michael (2disc) (2006) — Diretor — 3 cópias
CUELLO NO ENGA�A (ALBA) (2008) 2 cópias
Vägen från mannens hjärta (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Embrujada 1 exemplar(es)
Triple Feature: Meg Ryan — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)
Non mi ricordo niente (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Ephron, Nora Archive 1 exemplar(es)
This Is My Life [VHS] (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
3 Films: Tom Hanks — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

When Harry Met Sally... [1989 film] (1989) — Screenwriter — 552 cópias
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuinte — 527 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 287 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
My Blue Heaven [1990 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 62 cópias
Silkwood [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter — 61 cópias
Cookie [1989 film] (1990) — Writer — 5 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



«Nunca te cases con un hombre del que no te gustaría divorciarte.» «Cualquier cosa que no te guste de tu cuerpo a los treinta y cinco años te producirá nostalgia a los cuarenta y cinco.» «Si un zapato no te vale en la zapatería, nunca te valdrá.» «Cuando los hijos llegan a la adolescencia, es importante tener un perro, para que alguien en casa se alegre de verte.» En esta obra rebosante de prácticos consejos y desenfadada sabiduría, la famosa escritora y cineasta Nora Ephron comparte sus recuerdos y se sincera sobre los temas más variopintos con su habitual sentido del humor y su inconfundible voz. Ephron nos habla de su experiencia como madre y del síndrome del nido vacío; del precio de vivir en su adorada Nueva York; de su paso por la Casa Blanca como becaria; del amor tras un divorcio; de cuánto odia su bolso; de envejecer, del tinte del pelo, la cinta de correr, las cremas que prometen milagros pero que no logran hacer desaparecer las arrugas de su cuello… Publicado en 2006 y convertido ya en un clásico contemporáneo, No me gusta mi cuello es el libro más querido y emblemático de una escritora tan influyente como inimitable.… (mais)
bibliotecayamaguchi | Nov 23, 2023 |
This is a fantastic book. I felt the author in myself to be kindred souls, and I wanted to have lunch with her to just talk stuff over but unfortunately she died of cancer.
laurelzito | outras 149 resenhas | Nov 4, 2023 |
As a fan of the films Ephron has written/directed, I knew I would probably like this as well. However, I did not expect to find myself quite as engaged or entertained as I was. Aside from the heavy use of a certain homophobic slur towards the end (1983 was a different time, after all), I feel like this was perfectly well-crafted with a story that is simple at it's core, but never bogged down by its flashbacks and personal anecdotes. I saw others point out how heavily autobiographical this- as someone who loves to hear other people's real life stories, I didn't mind how thinly veiled the autobiographical quality is. It has a witty voice that I can easily hear coming from the likes of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, but listening to the audiobook narrated by Meryl Streep was probably the best possible format I could've chosen to take in this book. I can't wait to read more books by Nora Ephron, as this is probably my favorite read of the year.… (mais)
aywebster | outras 73 resenhas | Oct 26, 2023 |
Heartburn seems to me like one of those books that everyone else has read besides me. After a mention of Nora Ephron in the book I was previously reading (Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen), I thought it was high time that I dug it out. It’s a very funny read that I read in just over 24 hours.

The story is about the end of a marriage. And yes, it is very, very funny in places. In others, it’s painful and sad and occasionally it’s about the logistics of dismantling something that was meant to be forever. It’s not a deep look at all the feelings and problems, but it’s a fun read. Rachel is a food writer who is seven months pregnant when she finds out his husband has been having an affair with a tall, plain woman. It’s a jolt straight to the heart and Rachel takes off for New York. It’s a bumpy ride that involves family history and broken friendships (but overall, it’s still very funny).

Throughout the narrative are short recipes for a variety of foods (although no souffle, despite what the cover blurbs tell me). These sometimes worked for me, sometimes not. I understand that they are related to Rachel’s identity and food is a soothing mechanism for her, but sometimes they just pulled away from the story from me.

The story is generally quite funny overall despite the context, but it does get quite serious towards the end. It’s a sharp contrast to the earlier hilarity and mixed-up situations that Rachel finds herself in. Her soon to be ex, Mark, also steps up here from his endless searching for topics to write about in his column. I’m not sure whether it’s meant to redeem him in part, but it doesn’t last too long. Ephron takes any sympathy the reader might have felt for him and skewers it soon afterwards.
The whole story is brutally honest and not overly well structured – but given that Heartburn is what we would call autofiction these days, it has much more authenticity to it. It’s messy, full of bad decisions (think a drunken proposal before falling into a pond) and small wins, from the petty to the expensive. I liked Rachel’s voice – it’s rare to get a likeable character who remains that way despite full access to her thoughts and I enjoyed the revenge factor. Some of the story is quite dated in places (seriously, was paying for your plane ticket while on the plane a thing?!) and I still have no idea what a Cuisinart is because I’ve only ever known it as a brand of ice cream maker. Some attitudes to LGTBQIA people and the mentally unwell are also cringe inducing (and the long conversation about how one knows if a woman is a lesbian doesn’t really add to the plot). Other parts are an interesting look at history (do people still get mugged on the subway for their jewellery?).

Overall, this is a funny read – it’s not the be all and end all of literature, but it’s still good fun.

… (mais)
birdsam0610 | outras 73 resenhas | Oct 18, 2023 |



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