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Nora Ephron Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Plays Books

When Harry Met Sally (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Imaginary Friends (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love, Loss and What I Wore (With: Delia Ephron) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Wallflower at the Orgy (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crazy Salad (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scribble, Scribble (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tribeca Talks (With: Martin Scorsese,Celant Germano) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Feel Bad About My Neck (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Remember Nothing (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Most of Nora Ephron (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Last Interview Books

Learning to Live Finally (By: Jacques Derrida) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Roberto Bolaño: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Roberto Bolaño) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Vonnegut (By: Kurt Vonnegut) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jorge Luis Borges (By: Jorge Luis Borges) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Hannah Arendt) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
James Baldwin: The Last Interview: and other Conversations (By: James Baldwin,Quincy Troupe) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ray Bradbury: The Last Interview (By: Ray Bradbury,Sam Weller) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gabriel García Márquez (By: Gabriel García Márquez) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lou Reed (By: Lou Reed) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ernest Hemingway (By: Ernest Hemingway) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nora Ephron: The Last Interview (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Philip K. Dick (By: Philip K. Dick) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
J. D. Salinger (By: J.D. Salinger) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oliver Sacks (By: Oliver Sacks) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jane Jacobs (By: Jane Jacobs) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
David Bowie (By: David Bowie) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Martin Luther King Jr.) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christopher Hitchens (By: Christopher Hitchens) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunter S. Thompson (By: Hunter S. Thompson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kathy Acker: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Kathy Acker) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julia Child: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Julia Child) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Ursula K. Le Guin) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Billie Holiday: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Billie Holiday,Khanya Mtshali) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Graham Greene: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Graham Greene) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Toni Morrison: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Toni Morrison) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Frida Kahlo: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Frida Kahlo) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shirley Chisholm: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Barbara Lee,Shirley Chisholm) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fred Rogers: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Fred Rogers) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Johnny Cash: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Johnny Cash) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Lewis: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Janet Malcolm: The Last Interview: And Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kurt Cobain: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
bell hooks: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: bell hooks) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Octavia E. Butler: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Melville House) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Ingredients(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Way More than Luck(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Nora Ephron was an American blogger, film director, screenwriter, producer, and novelist best known for her romantic comedies.

She also holds the honor of being a triple nominee with “Silkwood,” which was nominated for an Original Screenplay Academy Award for Writing.

The author was born in New York City and for the first few years of her life, she lived in Upper Westside Manhattan. In fact, she loves to prominently feature the suburb in which she lived in her writing.
She was born the eldest of four daughters of Phoebe and Henry Ephron, who were writers who had migrated to Los Angeles to find work in Hollywood.

While her parents found a lot of success in the film industry, Nora never felt at home living in 1950s California. In fact, all she wanted was to one day go back home to New York.
In 1962, her dream of going back to New York came closer when she attended Wellesley Colege in Massachusetts and graduated with a journalism degree.

During the John F. Kennedy administration, she moved up north and became an intern at the White House before leaving.

It was while Nora Ephron was working as an intern at the White House that she began applying for jobs in New York. In 1963, she was offered a job at the “Newsweek” magazine mailroom where she soon rose to the rank of researcher.
When the Typographical Union called for a strike, Nora and several of her friends published their own satirical newspaper and this caught the eye of Dorthy Schiff, a publisher of the New York Post.

After the strike was called off, she was hired by Schiff and went on to work during some of the most interesting times for journalism in New York.

“The New York Post” was then a liberal-leaning newspaper and Ephron had the leeway to explore anything that caught her eye in the city.

While employed at the New York Post, she began penning occasional essays for the likes of “The New York Times Sunday Magazine” and “Esquire.” A Few Words About Breasts her humorous essay she published in 1972 was a major landmark.
She won critical acclaim for her reporting as a member of the “New Journalism” movement as she made her voice part of all her stories and features.
She also became a regular columnist for “Esquire,” where she was a humorist writing on anything from food, sex, and the city.

As for her personal life, Nora Ephron got married very early to Dan Greenburg the humorist but the marriage did not last as they divorced and then she moved on and got married to Carl Bernstein, the investigative reporter.
After giving birth to her first child, she cut up on her journalism as she got more involved in screenwriting and scripting episodes for TV shows.
She had her first success with the 1983 film “Silkwood,” which starred Meryl Streep and was directed by Mike Nichols.

It was also in 1983 that she published “Heartburn,” her debut comic novel that was inspired by her marriage to Bernstein and the painful way it ended. The novel has also been adapted into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.
She would soon become one of the most sought-after screenwriters in the United States but would then transition into directing. As a director, she found a lot of success in films featuring women in strong decisive roles.
She died in New York aged 71 from leukemia complications.

“Heartburn” by Nora Ephron is a novel that tells the story of a New York-based TV personality and cookbook author named Rachel who is married to Washington DC journalist Mark.

Her first marriage had been a massive disaster and hence Mark had seemed like a knight on a white horse when they met. Following months of traveling to DC, she accepted his proposal for marriage and they soon began renovating his home.
Not long after they had their first kid, Mark’s sudden absence becomes a matter of concern and Rachel becomes increasingly suspicious as she is the insecure type.

While performing a balancing act between parenting and her work, she learns that Mark has been cheating on her with a woman she despises named Thelma.

She packs up her things and heads to New York to live with her father who is an ill-equipped advisor and former celebrity. She embraces other people’s opinions since she is the classic guilt-ridden and indecisive person who relies on analysis.
Simple in nature this is a story of marriage, a cheating husband, and relationships as told from the perspective of an insecure, neurotic yet hilarious character.

Nora Ephron’s novel “I Feel Bad About My Neck” is a work in which the author shares with us her ups and downs in life in her intimate, disarming, dry sense of humor and completely accessible voice.
This is a hilarious and candid look into the feelings of women as they get older and deal with the tribulations of empty nests, menopause, maintenance, and life itself.

Ephron discusses everything from the distaste she has for her purse to how much she tries to stop the clock. She uses everything from creams and lotions to the treadmill and hair dye, all of which promise to slow down aging.
She tells about her life as a hapless parent, passionate city dweller, and obsessed cook.

Ephron tells of her less-than-glamorous days when she worked in the JFK White House and tells of how she came to love Bill Clinton only to fall out of love with him in short order.

For the most part, though, she speaks uproariously and frankly about living as a woman of a particular age,

It is an unexpectedly moving, wickedly funny, and courageous novel, particularly when it comes to truth-telling. It is simply a book of irresistible treats, wisdom, laugh-out-loud moments, and advice that is an irresistible treat.

“I Remember Nothing” by Nora Ephron is an evocative humorous and sincere work that speaks to you as if you are a relative or long-time friend.

Full of short stories and anecdotes about her life, she takes us on an interesting journey of her life.

From being born to screenwriter parents who were alcoholics, and aging, her relationships with her three siblings, directors, editors, and friends make for a fun experience.

She states with a short story titled “I Remember Nothing” that tells of how easy it is to forget the obvious. She then moves to speak about life as a journalist, things people get surprised about, going to the movies, chicken soup, Teflon, and a lot more.
Ephron also includes her trademark recipes given that she has always been passionate about cooking and food. Toward the end, you also find several pages with anecdotes about what she will not miss and what she will miss when she is gone.

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