As a birthday gift to myself, I ordered the collection of Nora Ephron’s work – titled, “The Most of Nora Ephron.” It was compiled and edited by Robert Gottlieb who worked with Nora on all of her books and other endeavors. Robert Gottlieb is an American writer and editor. From 1987 to 1992 he was the editor of The New Yorker.
In his Introduction in The Most of Nora Ephron, Gottlieb describes Nora’s talent, personality, and her profession in these few sentences so perfectly,
This book is structured around the many genres and subjects she explored and conquered. As you’ll see, it’s autobiographical, sociological, political. It adds up to a portrait of a writer, a log of a writer’s career, and an unofficial – and unintended – report on feminism in her time.
I have had all of her work at some time or another but probably have loaned some out and donated others. I want to go back and buy all of her books again and have my very own collection.
The Most of Nora Ephron, to my understanding, is a collection of her work. Still, I want to get all of the individual books too, and again.
I’ve blogged about Nora Ephron before, a few times. You can find those entries HERE and HERE (sorry, but the photos are gone on that blog post).
No surprise, Nora Ephron’s political views were different than mine, she was liberal and I’m more conservative. I may not agree with some of her political views but I still loved the woman and her work. Nora didn’t shy away from feminism either. In fact, she is probably the one that made me perk up and start paying attention to such things.
Anyway, I’m glad she’s finally here, the book. While I have never ever in my entire life met Nora Ephron when she was living I can still say that I miss her. I can’t wait to curl up on the couch with this book and feel like I am having a conversation with her.