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Nora Ephron, one of the most famous writers, film makers, and personalities of her time is captured by her long-time and dear friend in a hilarious, blunt, raucous, and poignant recollection of their decades-long friendship.

Nora Ephron (1941 - 2012) was a phenomenal personality, journalist, essayist, novelist, playwright, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, and movie director (Sleepless in Seattle; You've Got Mail; When Harry Met Sally; Heartburn; Julie & Julia). She wrote a slew of bestsellers (I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman; I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections; Scribble, Scribble: Notes on the Media; Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women). She was celebrated by Hollywood, embraced by literary New York, and adored by legions of fans throughout the world.

Award-winning journalist Richard Cohen wrote this about his "third-person memoir": "I call this book a third-person memoir. It is about my closest friend, Nora Ephron, and the lives we lived together and how her life got to be bigger until, finally, she wrote her last work, the play, Lucky Guy, about a newspaper columnist dying of cancer while she herself was dying of cancer. I have interviewed many of her other friends - Mike Nichols, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Arianna Huffington - but the book is not a name-dropping star turn, but an attempt to capture a remarkable woman who meant so much to so many other women."

©2016 Richard Cohen. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Loved it!

Loved this book! The narration was absolutely magical and images so vivid that I was swept to manhattan, DC, and east Hampton as well as Nora’s dinner table. Just incredible!

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waste of time

This is a difficult book to finish. It smacks of bitterness and envy. Cohen seemed bent on putting Ephron in a bad light.

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Nora the Magnificent!

This warm and loving account of Nora Ephron will delight her fans. I throughly enjoyed every minute of it. It is brimming with insights about her writing and her life.

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Great book for lovers of Nora Ephron's work

Would you listen to She Made Me Laugh again? Why?

No. I liked it very much and remember it well so do not feel the need to listen to it again

What was one of the most memorable moments of She Made Me Laugh?

Learning details of how she came to write some of the stories that became movies

Have you listened to any of Christopher Lane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

First time, I have heard him and found his performance very satisfactory

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

No

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My first experience with Audible as I love reading. This was a new experience and went so well, I have ordered additional Audible Books.

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