Friday, November 19, 2010

Day of Thanks 19

On Friday I am thankful for a fun trip to Third Place Books with my mom to hear Nora Ephron* speak! She is of course the writer of Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally, and writer/director of Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail,** and Julie and Julia. Plus other stuff. She also wrote a funny memoir about aging, I Feel Bad About My Neck, and just published another memoir about really aging, I Remember Nothing.*** That's why she was at Third Place Books, actually. I bought the book for full price to get it signed (double what it would have been from Amazon, but oh well), and read the whole thing on Saturday morning. It's a quick read, but entertaining. We had a great time Friday night.

*This bio is from Wikipedia. In her talk Nora mentioned how Google is the savior of not remembering anything, since you can Google anyone and get a slightly inaccurate version of their life on Wikipedia.
**I don't know why this DVD edition has a picture from the very end of the movie on the cover. Don't you think they'd preserve the fa├žade that someone might not know how it comes out?
***What does it say that I have absolutely no idea of why I footnoted this one? Oh wait, I just remembered. Also in her talk, Nora mentioned that she had read a chapter of George Bush's book (because she wanted to get to the bottom of the fetus in a jar story), and she mentioned that her book title could also have been the title of his.

1 comment:

P said...

I actually had to stop reading "I Feel Bad About my Neck" in a public place because I was laughing so hard tears were rolling down my face. I'm really looking forward to reading her new one, too - Nora Ephron is awesome!