Top positive review
15 people found this helpful
More interesting to new readers who want to become familiar with a summary of Nora Ephron's career...
on 27 November 2013
"The Most of Nora Ephron" by Nora Ephron is posthumous collection of her works divided into different categories of written works, showing how diverse and versatile writer was Nora Ephron.
Regardless of the type of text she wrote - either as journalist, screenwriter, columnist, memoir writer or blogger - Nora was a skillful writer who knew how to put smile on reader's lips bringing in her works tiny intimate details of life that are so familiar from our own experience or from the people around us.
In this collection, the editors collected all kinds of works Norah worked on during her fruitful career; inside reader can find materials from her journalistic career, her entire novel "Heartburn", the playwright for "Lucky Guy", the script for "When Harry Met Sally", some of her blogger essays, her personal stories and some other works.
Given that this is a historical overview of her career, some of her works describe time which is long gone (for example when she writes about the events back in 70's), and some people that are today unknown to most of the audience, so in that sense this is not a book that will be completely interesting for everyone.
However, only the inclusion of her "Heartburn" novel and screenplay for popular movie "When Harry met Sally" is sufficient recommendation for purchase of this collection to all those who have not read these two Nora's works, especially the movie script which isn't exactly like the movie.
Besides these two, I mostly enjoyed in the last quarter of the book where reader can find her personal essays, most of them already known to her fans, but still interesting to read given that through their reading one can see how the years and inevitable aging begin to act on Nora as a writer, her articles and her attitudes...
Overall, this is a great collection of Nora Ephron works, though given that these are writings that are already more or less well-known this book will be more interesting to new readers who want to become familiar with a summary of her career.