Fishpond Gift Vouchers - Let them choose!

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

I Remember Nothing and other reflections
By

Rating
If there is any solace in growing older, it is that you will find yourself guffawing in hysterical recognition at the situations Nora Ephron describes, from the impossibility of trying to remember people's names at parties,to struggling with the new technology. You will find yourself rolling off the sofa snorting with laughter as she recalls with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn t (yet) forgotten and you will swallow down a lump in your throat at the poignancy of her insights into the pain and guilt of separation and divorce.One thing is for sure, there is nobody else who can put her finger so very precisely, so beguilingly and with so much wit, on the things we all feel and struggle with in our journey into middle age and beyond.
Product Details

Promotional Information

Another wryly laugh-out-loud look at the vicissitudes of growing older, by Nora Ephron, author of I Feel Bad About My Neck, and acclaimed creator of films like When Harry Met Sally and Julie & Julia.

About the Author

Nora Ephron was an Academy Award-winning screenwriter and film director of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and Julie & Julia. She was also a bestselling novelist (Heartburn, made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep), and journalist. Her last books I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing were both huge international bestsellers. She died in 2012.

Reviews

Ephron's humorous observations on aging so beloved in I Feel Bad About My Neck continue in this collection of sprightly essays on everything from her deep affection for Google to memories of her complicated relationship with the famously irascible playwright, Lillian Hellmann. Ephron's voice has a nice grain to it, but where it should skip and flow to mimic the conversational patter of her prose, it stumbles and drags. Ephron enunciates so carefully and pauses so haltingly, the audiobook sounds more like bad amateur theater rather than an acclaimed humorist reading her own material. Stripped of the author's light touch and self-deprecation, the jokes fall flat, and Ephron's quips on, say, going to the bookstore to buy a book on Alzheimer's and forgetting the name of the book, are likely to elicits more cringes than chuckles. A Knopf hardcover. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

"You don't have to be old to appreciate this collection of memories, aphorisms and stern good advice from America's favourite naughty aunt..snigger-out-loud...Reading this book is a little like being sat down by an older, wiser friend...good advice indeed." Independent on Sunday "Read Nora Ephron because she's funny, read her because she's wise, read her because she never writes a boring sentence, read her because she's sharp as a knife but her heart's in the right place...Enjoy!" -- David Robson Daily Express "As always, she has an eye for the killer detail...a mixture of memoir, rants and observations...This book is as grown-up as a dirty martini." -- Daisy Goodwin Sunday Times "If we have to grow old (and as they say, consider the alternative) there's no better guide. " People Magazine (Top 10 Books of 2010) "Tantalizingly fresh and forthright ... She's self-effacing and brilliant. I use lines of hers all the time... She's like Benjamin Franklin or Shakespeare: her words are now part of the fabric of the English language." New York Times Book Review

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Humour » General
Home » Books » Biography » General
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling I Remember Nothing and other reflections on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top