The stories often bring up memories or thoughts of a personal cabbage strudel quest.It may not be a purse a reader is searching for, but reading with a sense of humor about someone else's struggle can make a personal search that much more bearable.`Recall how hard it was last year to find a present for Mother's Day that wasn't yet one more box of chocolates?
Even things I know for a fact I just used, like my chap stick.
I returned it to the small zippered compartment in the front of my purse, but somehow it got sucked into a black hole in the universe somewhere between my house and my job.
The reader experiences life as daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend.
While some of the stories may not be something at first glance someone would think of experiencing, such as the quest to find cabbage strudel or the perfect purse, while reading the story one feels as if one is right there with Nora.
In addition, she offers insight on hair, skin, nails, and exercise, (or the dangers of), in her chapter on maintenance.
Although this book was written specifically for women, I think men would appreciate Nora’s humor and insight as well, or at least maybe gain some understanding of the inner workings of the female mind.
Its remarkable how many novelists and screenwriters are not chatty people. winner (thats National Book Award, not basketball), or blockbuster film writer. After a long pause, the woman responds, sphinxlike, Yes ... This is not true of all varieties of novelist and screenwriter; and the diarist-humorist type is another animal altogether.
Walk into a crowded, humming party and spot the one person standing silent as a lamp in the shadows, or lurking against a wall absorbing someone elses harangue, and you may well have found your future N. It recalls the scene in Steve Martins 1991 comedy L. Story in which a table of gregarious lunchers is introduced to a mysterious guest who, they are told, has studied the art of conversation. The person who observes and chronicles the blow-by-blows of her (or his) own disasters and triumphs and those of friends and family tends to be voluble.
_______________________________ ' Nora Ephron is everything.' DOLLY ALDERTON ' An uncanny ability to sound like your best friend' The New York Times Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Heartburn, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail) turns her sharp wit on to her own life.
* Never marry a man you wouldn't want to be divorced from.