The late Nora Ephorn was one of the funniest writers in the history of the romantic comedy and personal memoir. Arianna Huffington is a self-made media mogul and frequent columnist. Gail Saltz is a professor of psychiatry and frequent sex and advice contributor to many forums. These are three very successful women.
A few years ago, they got together at the acclaimed 92nd Street Y in New York City to discuss aging, work, love, biography, and the pursuit of success. This breezy listen is filled with gems, including Ephron’s quip that her mother successfully raised "four kids who were all able to pay for their own psychoanalysis". This audiobook is like a brainier The View.
Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and the author of 10 books, the most recent of which is On Becoming Fearless: Advice for Women. Nora Ephron's books include Heartburn. Her most recent book is I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. Moderator Dr. Gail Saltz, a regular contributor to NBC's Today, is an associate professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College. Her latest book is Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie.
© and (P)2006 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association
I enjoy the idea of listening to two strong women in conversation. Ephron I'd already fallen in love with, particularly her set of essays in Crazy Salad, though her other books, both as audio or on the page, are amazing. Huffington I managed to not know a great deal about, which is interesting given how much her journal pops into my Facebook feed. I'm grateful to these women, who are bold and honest, and I'm also glad that Ephron doesn't really care about shoes. And that two powerful women can forge a friendship that people want to listen to stories about.
Avid listener on my daily commute!
This interview is worth a listen, if only for Nora Ephron's frank observations on sex (people who claim it's better than ever after fifty are lying), marriage, motherhood, aging, plastic surgery (she judges no one, either for altering themselves surgically or failing to do so), work, travel, food, weight, and other preoccupations common to women. Neo-Liberal and former conservative Arianna Huffington is surprisingly interesting as well, with some surprising observations and controversial opinions. It turns out these two women are friends with a history, which is briefly explained at the start of the program.
This is a very short program, so don't waste a credit on it; purchase only if on sale for under $1-2.00.
Listening to this I felt like I was with my best friends having one of those wonderful chats you have over dinner talking about life experiences. Of course, these are people in the limelight
who have had experiences far beyond our worlds, which makes it so interesting to hear their thoughts. Gail Saltz was one of the 'girls', asking some good questions, keeping the conversation moving along.
It is short and I plan to listen again!
These women are inspiring, incredible, brilliant and very funny. I loved it, and can't wait to listen to more of the same ilk.
"Love these two"
I think this is quite an old interview now, but nice to listen to if you're a fan. I love them both :)
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