Monday, January 31, 2011

Thirty Third Post - Size

I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections  by Nora Ephron  

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.

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.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 9th 2010 by Knopf (first published November 1st 2010)

Nora Ephron's I Remember Nothing is my first entry in the What's in a Name Reading Challenge. It is being placed in the SIZE category. Loosely speaking 'nothing' is a size....
I read this on my Kobo. It was a an eLibrary loan and the loan was soon to expire so I only had a day to read it. I LOVED it!!!! I'd read her last book, I Feel Bad About My Neck and found that a pleasant read, so I was looking forward to reading this newest Nora Ephron novel. I liked it even better than her previous book. It took less than three hours to read and once I started I couldn't put it down until I was done. Ms. Ephron, writes like I would like to write: clear, concise, witty, poignant and interesting! She includes glimpses of showbiz history. She captures the essence of her family, yet isn't judgemental or disparaging in her narrative. Her writing style flows easily and she tells a great story. This is a worthwhile Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon) read. 
If I had a rating scale I'd give it a 4/5.....



  1. It sounds like a very good book Have to keep an eye out.:)

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