You better make them care about what you think. It had better be quirky or perverse or thoughtful enough so that you hit some chord in them. Otherwise it doesn’t work. —Nora Ephron
Packed with her characteristic wit, wisdom, and charm, this collection of interviews with Nora Ephron celebrates one of the most beloved voices in American film and letters. Ranging from her days as a writer for Esquire and New York—well before Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle catapulted her to stardom—to her very last interview, this collection shines a spotlight on the life and work of a dazzling talent.
“I devoured her prose, her other film offerings, and became a fangirl right along with my mother, aunt, grandmother, and every other intelligent woman in the tristate area . . . her life informs the entirety of mine.” —Lena Dunham, The New Yorker
“A brilliant, restless mind.” —Ms.
“Funny, shrewd, devastating.” —Newsweek
“She was someone who lived, and who people who never met her felt like they knew. And that, I think, gives a clue as to why she will last. Because in the great rushing loneliness of the world, when a writer’s voice makes you feel befriended, you want more of it even after the person is gone.” —Meg Wolitzer, NPR