Thursday, June 28, 2012
I am very sad--I just learned of the death of Nora Ephron--I feel as if I've lost a friend.
"How could the person who wrote Silkwood also have written When Harry Met Sally?", Les just asked.
I agree; the breadth and scope of her work was extraordinary; among her accomplishments:
With the remembrances published today, I have learned that she was also an exemplary mother, wife, and friend.
I have appreciated Nora Ephron's work since first reading her book of essays Crazy Salad. It was heartening to watch her recover from her divorce from Carl Bernstein and to write the roman a clef novel Heartburn. I oftentimes thought that the quote "Living well is the best revenge" could be applied to her. Bernstein was a major celebrity after co-authoring All the President's Men. Somehow, it gave me satisfaction that her career far eclipsed his.