I like Nora. She was real. And she was smart. An excellent combination. Add in the fact that she shared her witty and candid insights without hesitation or apology, it makes the whole tenor of the book simply delightful! Simply hilarious. Can't recall ever laughing aloud while reading quite like this! With Nora's writing, no topic is off-limits. Much like her screenplays, these autobiographical essays laud the Upper West Side. And I love the way she describes New York City almost as though it's a living, breathing creature that keeps on growing new limbs, changing at each turn. Through her words, I believe it must be. Nora Ephron has a way with words that any reader or fellow wordsmith will appreciate.
A collection of essays offers a humorous look at the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age, discussing the tribulations of maintenance and trying to stop the clock, menopause, and empty nests.