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Heartburn

40 ratings

Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Solo Narration - Female, 2014 Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has "a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. Heartburn is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect soufflé.

©2011 Nora Ephron (P)2012 Random House

Narrator: Meryl Streep
Author: Nora Ephron
Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
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I Feel Bad About My Neck

23 ratings

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With her disarming, intimate, completely accessible voice, and dry sense of humor, Nora Ephron shares with us her ups and downs in I Feel Bad About My Neck, a candid, hilarious look at women who are getting older and dealing with the tribulations of maintenance, menopause, empty nests, and life itself. The woman who brought us When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and Bewitched, and the author of best sellers Heartburn, Scribble Scribble, and Crazy Salad, discusses everything, from how much she hates her purse to how much time she spends attempting to stop the clock: the hair dye, the treadmill, the lotions and creams that promise to slow the aging process but never do. Oh, and she can't stand the way her neck looks. But her dermatologist tells her there's no quick fix for that. Ephron chronicles her life as an obsessed cook, passionate city dweller, and hapless parent. She recounts her anything-but-glamorous days as a White House intern during the JFK years and shares how she fell in and out of love with Bill Clinton...from a distance, of course. But mostly she speaks frankly and uproariously about life as a woman of a certain age. Utterly courageous, wickedly funny, and unexpectedly moving in its truth telling, I Feel Bad About My Neck is a book of wisdom, advice, and laugh-out-loud moments, a scrumptious, irresistible treat.

©2006 Nora Ephron (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

Narrator: Nora Ephron
Author: Nora Ephron
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
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I Remember Nothing

12 ratings

Summary

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a cold, 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. Even as she’s listing “What I Won’t Miss” and “What I Will Miss” - making the final tally - Ephron reaches back to recount falling hard for a way of life (“Journalism: A Love Story”) and breaking up even harder with the men in her life (“The D Word”), a long-anticipated inheritance with entirely unanticipated results (“My Life as an Heiress”), and the 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”). All the while, she gives candid, charming voice to everything women who have reached a certain age have been thinking... but have rarely acknowledged. Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true - and could have come only from Nora Ephron - I Remember Nothing is a pure delight.

©2010 Nora Ephron (P)2010 Random House Audio

Narrator: Nora Ephron
Author: Nora Ephron
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Wallflower at the Orgy

Summary

From her Academy Award-nominated screenplays to her best-selling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one of America's most gifted, prolific, and versatile writers. In this classic collection of magazine articles, Ephron does what she does best: embrace American culture with love, cynicism, and unmatched wit. From tracking down the beginnings of the self-help movement to dressing down the fashion world's most powerful publication to capturing a glimpse of a legendary movie in the making, these timeless pieces tap into our enduring obsessions with celebrity, food, romance, clothes, entertainment, and sex. Whether casting her ingenious eye on renowned director Mike Nichols, Cosmopolitan magazine founder Helen Gurley Brown - or herself, as she chronicles her own beauty makeover - Ephron deftly weaves her journalistic skill with the intimate style of an essayist and the incomparable talent of a great storyteller.

©1971 Nora Ephron (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: Kathe Mazur
Author: Nora Ephron
Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
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Politics, Life and the Future of Women

Summary

Rebecca Traister and Nora Ephron about politics, life and the future of women. Moderated by Allison Stewart.

©2011 92nd Street Y (P)2011 92nd Street Y

Narrator: Allison Stewart
Category: History, Americas
Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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Crazy Salad and Scribble, Scribble

Summary

Two classic collections of Nora Ephron’s uproarious essays - tackling everything from feminism to the media, from politics to beauty products, with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit - now available in one audiobook for the first time. This edition brings together some of Ephron’s most famous writing on a generation of women (and men) who helped shape the way we live now, and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. In these sharp, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight. From the famous "A Few Words About Breasts" to important pieces on her time working for the New York Post and Gourmet Magazine, these essays show Ephron at her very best.

©1975 Nora Ephron (P)2012 Random House Audio

Narrator: Kathe Mazur
Author: Nora Ephron
Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
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Arianna Huffington and Nora Ephron: Advice for Women at the 92nd Street Y

Summary

Two funny and smart women explore the myriad challenges women face today — at work, in parenting, in love, and in aging — and share lessons from their experiences. Arianna Huffington is a syndicated columnist and the author of 10 books, the most recent of which is On Becoming Fearless: Advice for Women. Nora Ephron's books include Heartburn. Her most recent book is I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. Moderator Dr. Gail Saltz, a regular contributor to NBC's Today, is an associate professor of psychiatry at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical College. Her latest book is Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie.

©2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association (P)2006 92 nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association

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