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I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections | [Nora Ephron]

I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, 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. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.
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Publisher's Summary

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, 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.

Even as she’s listing “What I Won’t Miss” and “What I Will Miss” - making the final tally - Ephron reaches back to recount falling hard for a way of life (“Journalism: A Love Story”) and breaking up even harder with the men in her life (“The D Word”), a long-anticipated inheritance with entirely unanticipated results (“My Life as an Heiress”), and the 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”). All the while, she gives candid, charming voice to everything women who have reached a certain age have been thinking... but have rarely acknowledged.

Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.

©2010 Nora Ephron (P)2010 Random House Audio

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    Noel New York, NY, United States 08-24-12
    Noel New York, NY, United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Love Nora Ephron"

    It's great to hear her voice, with, and perspective. I was hoping it would sound more conversational than necessarily read from a book, since its her personal thoughts, but still very enjoyable.

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    Janice Glendale, CA, United States 08-18-12
    Janice Glendale, CA, United States 08-18-12
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    "A life well-lived"

    I went straight from "I Feel Bad About my Neck" to "I Remember Nothing". How delightful to get to spend several hours in Nora Ephron's company! What a fascinating life she had...and how sad I am that she's no longer here. But how lucky we are to hear her words in her own voice. We'll remember her, with laughter and love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendy 08-15-12
    Wendy 08-15-12
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    "bittersweet"
    What did you love best about I Remember Nothing?

    It was wonderful to listen to Nora Ephron tell her own story. Sad to have lost this wonderful writer, but nice to hear her voice one more time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Remember Nothing?

    Her rant against egg white omelettes!


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    Tom 08-07-12
    Tom 08-07-12
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    "Humorous, accurate view of the human condition"
    Where does I Remember Nothing rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have only listened to two so far so in that respect I would give this on a passing grade of 79%


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Expected a part two. Wished for a part two.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Nora Ephron?

    Yes. She is an intelligent, funny, honest writer. I wish she were around to write more.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Some of her comments are quotes to carry with you for life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suz Willow Street, PA United States 07-23-12
    Suz Willow Street, PA United States 07-23-12
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    "Inside Ephron"
    Would you try another book from Nora Ephron and/or Nora Ephron?

    Yes, I would listen to another Ephron book especially if she reads. She reads very well and hits the irony precisely.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about the story is Ephron's humorous self-deprecation. She can laugh at herself without appearing to be a fool.


    What does Nora Ephron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice, timing, that hint of New York city in her delivery.


    What else would you have wanted to know about Nora Ephron’s life?

    She doesn't miss much of her life but I could have listened to her life in journalism for another hour.


    Any additional comments?

    Nora Ephron was very intelligent, clever and witty. What a heavy burden for a woman who would be thwarted so many times. Women - witty? Who needs them? And how smart to women need to be for mothering and wifery? This is a better place because she chose to plod on through the density of male chauvinism and win a place for many.

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    Peggy San Francisco, CA, United States 07-23-12
    Peggy San Francisco, CA, United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2006
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    "I will miss Nora Ephron's voice and observations"
    If you could sum up I Remember Nothing in three words, what would they be?


    What was one of the most memorable moments of I Remember Nothing?


    Which character – as performed by Nora Ephron – was your favorite?


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The best thing about read a Nora Ephron book is being able to put it down and pick it up again with total enjoyment


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Columbia, MO, United States 07-09-12
    Amazon Customer Columbia, MO, United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Forgettable"
    What did you like best about I Remember Nothing? What did you like least?

    Not really a whole lot of substance here. Read by the author, and although these were stories about her life, she might have included a little more enthusiasm to her stories. The tone was quite matter of fact, leaving some of the very funny stuff bland and dry.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Nora Ephron? Why or why not?

    Let someone else read.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    see above


    Was I Remember Nothing worth the listening time?

    I enjoyed some of the stories, but the performance left me flat.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    angela o'connor 06-05-12
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    "Lots of chuckles and some laugh out loud moments"
    Would you consider the audio edition of I Remember Nothing to be better than the print version?

    Audio version is entirely better. It's like I'm having a wonderful chat with my good friend who does all the talking, but I'm ok with that because she makes me laugh so much.


    What does Nora Ephron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    What a treat to hear the words delivered by the author. This book is full of personal recollections which could never have the same authenticity from a hired reader. Her memories of incidents with various women in her life (mother, sisters, best friend Ruthie, writer/heroine) feel like intimate secrets she is sharing just with me. They are personal and universal at the same time.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I am approaching being a woman of a "certain age" so I really laughed out loud during her anecdotes regarding aging, especially her Aruba ( listen to find out).


    Any additional comments?

    I would love to go to Thanksgiving with Nora, but I would want to bring the desserts too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Worcester, MA, United States 03-05-12
    Matthew Worcester, MA, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Nora is Better than EVER"
    Would you consider the audio edition of I Remember Nothing to be better than the print version?

    I bought the book after listening to it. Of course her reading makes it all the better.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Her wit has only gotten sharper, and her recollections well chosen. Her insight on life is priceless.


    What about Nora Ephron’s performance did you like?

    She really is able to talk directly TO the listener.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no. I didn't want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really charmed by this incredible voice of our generation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 02-02-12
    Catherine 02-02-12
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    "Whiney and Irritating"

    Maybe I'm just not a fan of Ephron's essay writing style, but I found most of these essays too self-involved to be interesting and too scattered or random to function as a memoir. Also a perfect example of why most writers should leave the narration to the professionals. Her voice makes the writing even more irritating, and sometimes she couldn't even read her own prose to give the right rhythm to the sentences so they were difficult to follow.
    The title essay is amusing, but the rest I had to slog through to be able to discuss at book group.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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