Two classic collections of 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 audiobook for the first time.
This 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.
©1975 Nora Ephron (P)2012 Random House Audio
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Sadly, this book bored me stiff--as outdated gossips usually do.
(I recommend buying Ephron's other books/audiobooks)--Reader does a good job of imitating Ephron's voice, tone and style, but I am not sure that was necessary at all.
I LOVE Nora Ephron but if you're expecting to hear one of her quirky stories to entertain you and make you laugh then you'll need to look elsewhere. This was terribly boring. Sorry!
If you are of the same generation as Nora, you will relate to the stories better than I. I wanted to love this book. I was hoping for some wisdom on aging in that Nora Ephron wit of her screen plays. The stories are like a comentary on the events of the times in which she was living through, many read out like a diary entry. The narnators voice is a good fit for the author, so it is like you are hearing the author read her stories. This book is long if you don't or can't relate to the stories. For example the storie about returning to Wellesley... was a bit of a 'you had to be there'. Unfortunately I could not finish this book as I lost interest.
If you were expecting to laugh, you won't get to much. I only could listen to 1/4 of this book . Thank goodness for Audio books return policy. I DID love "I Remember Nothing" and " I Feel Bad About My Neck".
The performance was fine.
I DID love "I Remember Nothing" and " I Feel Bad About My Neck".
not write it
this book is about the feminist movement and men hating...
Ughhhhh, I wasted my money
poorly written no story to much woman's lib and it isn't a comedy
the only reason she got a job as a writer is because of the woman's movement
cry long and hard enough they must have to give her a job
and this is not a comedy
only if having my appendix taken out without anesthesia in a Iranian desert hospital was my only other choice
all of them slowly and painfully along with anyone who said Hey lets publish this horrible book and see how many people will buy it
we can call it a comedy
Horrible Painful and Just plain wrong
If you want to know what went wrong with this country then ask someone about this book
if you want to torture someone then suggest they read it
Yes, in a couple of years. It was a fascinating insight into life at the time of writing the book. A great variety of topics covered, some of which I spent time researching after hearing about them for the first time.
"Nora Ephron-articulate, funny and intelligent"
This is a great selection of pieces that Nora wrote-great observation about politics and the media
The story of the woman who was Nixon's secretary
She read so well that I felt I was listening to Nora herself
No not necessarily-it was great to be able to dip into
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