I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections

By Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron returns along with her first e-book because the wonderful luck of I suppose undesirable approximately My Neck, taking a hilarious examine the previous, the current, and the longer term, bemoaning the vicissitudes of contemporary existence, and recalling together with her signature readability and knowledge every thing she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.

Filled with insights and observations that immediately ring true—and can have come purely from Nora Ephron—I bear in mind Nothing is natural pleasure.

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We has to be. You’re extremely joyful to determine me. I’m thrilled to determine you. yet who're you? Oh, my God, you’re Ellen. I can’t think it. Ellen. “Ellen! How are you? It’s been—how lengthy has it been? ” I’d prefer to recommend that the explanation I didn’t realize you correct off the bat is that you’ve performed whatever on your hair, yet you’ve performed not anything on your hair, not anything that might excuse my no longer spotting you. What you’ve really performed is gotten older. I don’t think it. You was my age, and now you’re a lot, a lot, a lot older than i'm.

I used to be by no means chatting with my sister Hallie back. I went upstairs and became on my desktop and went again to paintings. the following week my sister Amy known as to claim that she had heard from Hal’s attorney that there can be a Monet. there has been a portray within the closet, and so they have been sending it to the appraiser. by way of then, I had ceased hoping, however it didn’t cease Amy from coming into the fourth degree of inherited wealth: the potential Masterpiece within the Closet. I most likely don’t have to inform you that it was once no longer a Monet. in spite of everything, the 4 people inherited approximately $40,000 each one from Uncle Hal.

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This intended that on Friday nights I labored overdue, offering replica backward and forward from the writers to the editors, one in all whom used to be named Osborn Elliott, till it was once very past due. we frequently labored till 3 within the morning on Friday nights, after which we needed to be again at paintings early Saturday, while the country and overseas departments closed. It used to be fascinating in its personal self-absorbed method, that's greatly the essence of journalism: you really come to think that you're dwelling within the heart of the universe and that the realm in the market is on tenterhooks awaiting the following reproduction of no matter what book you're employed at.

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