29 June 2012

to the great nora ephron


• incredible handwritten image by lisa congdon.

i was so saddened to hear the news of the passing of nora ephron. she is one of my heroes. we will be having a nora ephron movie marathon in her honor this weekend. when harry met sally, you've got mail, julie and julia, sleepless in seattle, and bewitched are among my forever faves. i especially love listening to her audio books (read the post i devoted to her in 2010). however if you read them in page format, her voice still comes through strong and clear and brilliant. you will want to be her best friend. you feel as though you understand her and you know she'd understand you. she is an incredible writer and i always put down her books (being a little sad to have finished it) with renewed gumption to write my own. to motivate another writer without writing about the topic of writing is the very essence of a great writer. 

7 comments:

Amanda said...

I just borrowed I Feel Bad About My Neck from the library! It's been on my "to read" list for a long time and when Nora died this week, it made me rush to the library.

I've never read any of her writing, but I, too, love You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle, and When Harry Met Sally.

cay said...

I've always loved her movies, and it was your post that got me started on her essays, and I've loved them. So thank you, and thank you Nora Ephron.

stacey rodriguez said...

what books do you recommend?? :)

marta said...

I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections are two I'd recommend!

Amanda said...

I thought of you when I heard the news. Particularly the post that you wrote. The way you wrote that post made me request I Feel Bad About My Neck the next day from my library.

whit said...

I'm so sad about this..I love the quote and I love her movies..let's to a marathon soon

KJ said...

I fear the world will never again know a great romantic comedy...

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