TV on this morning...watching the Today show in bed. Waiting for word on Ann Curry's departure and feeling so badly about that, when the crawl at the bottom of the screen told of Nora Ephron's death at 71. What a loss for women in particular. She spoke for us in her funny, funny way. I have read most of her books throughout my adulthood and her movies are such favorites of mine. The last book I read was "I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK" I laughed till I cried when I read this one. It dealt with women of a " certain age" dealing with the tribulations of maintainance, menopause, empty nests and just life itself....written with this wry sense of humor that made her so wonderful. The last movie I saw was "JULIE AND JULIA" A really clever film about Julia Child...another of my favorites. She found humor in just about everything. She made women feel like they weren't the only ones going through a particular problem in life. Taught us to laugh at ourselves and find humor in the everyday things in our lives.They say she was joking right up to the end. I loved every book and film that she created....and I can't say that about anyone else. She made her way through a male dominated industry without losing her femininity and wit. I always think of her as a women's writer...a writer for smart women about smart women. Her movies were loved by all....men and women. She'll be missed by me...one of her biggest fans.
One of the funniest lines in "WHEN HARRY MET SALLY"...."I'll have what she's having....."