A Nora Ephron crash course

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SLEEPLESS In Seattle

I feel bad. Because I cannot count the number of times I picked up Nora Ephron’s “I Feel Bad About My Neck” in book stores, only to put it down again in favor of another book. I’ll get it next time, I kept telling myself. But I never did. And now she’s dead.

As tributes to Nora Ephron began flooding my Twitter and Facebook feeds, I discovered that while I’ve  missed out on the fun of reading her books, I’ve enjoyed her writing numerous times, thanks to the brilliant screenplays she’s written. “Sleepless In Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail” will always be on my list of favorites—I still watch these films every few months. I loved “When Harry Met Sally” and “Julie &

Julia.” I enjoyed “Hanging Up,” “Bewitched” and “Lucky Numbers.” But she’s written and directed even more movies that I have yet to see.

And so I am declaring this weekend my Nora Ephron marathon weekend. I will finally pick up her books and I will devote time to watching her films, including the ones I haven’t seen before.

Here are the titles you need if you want a crash course on Nora Ephron. And get the tissue ready because Todd Purdum is right. In his VanityFair.com tribute to Nora, he wrote, “She was a master at making you smile and cry at the same time.”

YOU’VE Got Mail

READ

Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women

HEARTBURN

WALLFLOWER at the Orgy

I FEEL Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts On Being A Woman

I REMEMBER Nothing: and Other Reflections

WATCH

SILKWOOD

WALLFLOWER at the Orgy

HEARTBURN

WHEN Harry Met Sally…

MY BLUE Heaven

SLEEPLESS In Seattle

MIXED Nuts

MICHAEL

YOU’VE Got Mail

LUCKY Numbers

HANGING Up

BEWITCHED

JULIE & Julia

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