I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2010-11-09
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
I liked I Feel Bad About My Neck more, but this wasn't a bad book at all. It was interesting, just not really funny. I read it in an hour or two, and it worked well as a bit of light entertainment.
Mildly funny vignettes about Ephron's life. Nothing laugh out loud funny and some parts were actually kind of sad.Iexpected more.
Reviewers are correct that there is a great deal of overlap with I Feel Bad About My Neck. But I love Nora Ephron, and had fun reading it nonetheless.
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron is the first book I've read by this author. I bought it at a going-out-of-business sale at my local Borders. I'm glad I picked it up!I Remember Nothing is a collection of previously published articles that, for the most part, address aging from the author’s experi...
"This book was not as funny as I Feel Bad About My Neck, which I really liked. Also her politics shows in this book which usually is a turn off for me. I wish writers would just write and not interject their political thoughts."