I Remember Nothing

I Remember Nothing

And Other Reflections

Book - 2010
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Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cool, 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.

Ephron writes about falling hard for a way of life ("Journalism: A Love Story") and about breaking up even harder with the men in her life ("The D Word"); lists "Twenty-five Things People Have a Shocking Capacity to Be Surprised by Over and Over Again" ("There is no explaining the stock market but people try"; "You can never know the truth of anyone's marriage, including your own"; "Cary Grant was Jewish"; "Men cheat"); reveals the alarming 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"); and asks the age-old question, which came first, the chicken soup or the cold? All the while, she gives candid, edgy voice to everything women who have reached a certain age have been thinking . . . but rarely acknowledging.

Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true--and could have come only from Nora Ephron-- I Remember Nothing is pure joy.
Publisher: New York, NY : Knopf : 2010
ISBN: 9780307595607
Branch Call Number: 817 Ep38ir
Characteristics: 137p


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Jul 22, 2017

Moments of laugh out loud funny. A very talented writer that knows how to entertain an audience. RIP Nora.

sherryd082 Jul 17, 2017

I can not wait to read this book.

May 08, 2017

This is definitely not an uplifting collection, but it still contains Nora's witty take on life and all that it entails. RIP Nora.

Aug 03, 2015

very uneven. some of the stories were funny and some sad. some great and some boring. too much name dropping and self aggrandizement for my taste

Apr 14, 2014

Sadly, this was Ephron’s last book before she passed away in 2012 at the age of 71. Her book reads somewhat like a lesson plan of mistakes to try to avoid in life - specifically her mistakes. She laments her two divorces, her movies that flopped, and once she gets going on the egg-white omelet, she really lets you know how she feels. Her tone sometimes reminds me of Bill Maher, but more sweet and elegant

Feb 18, 2014

Oh , my - this is my first reading of Nora's work . I felt her first story was very weak , but this was her last book - and her writing showed enormous courage an grace . She will be missed .

Jan 22, 2013

Funny, honest, and silly, with occasional flashes of wisdom.

Aug 22, 2012

This was really good--but sad. It's clear she knew she was dying

ELLYRUSK Aug 11, 2012

loved the book. read it in hardcover.

Apr 04, 2011

Remembering how funny the title story was in "I Feel Bad About My Neck," I took this out, hoping for more of the same, but was disappointed. Too much name dropping (of people whom I don't even recognize) and not entertaining enough. Once again, only the title piece about remembering is amusing. In both books, the remainder of the pieces just lack interest.

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tourist2 May 26, 2011

Not as funny as "I feel bad about my neck"


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