'Memories, aphorisms and stern good advice from America's favourite naughty aunt' Independent on Sunday
'This book is as grown-up as a dirty martini' Sunday Times
'Sharp as a knife' Daily Express
In her final book, Nora Ephron reflects on life, growing older, and everything she will and won't miss. Filled with Nora's trademark wit, wisdom and warmth.
* No one actually likes to admit they're old. The most they will cop to is that they're older. Or oldish.
* Freedom of the press belongs to the man who owns one.
* I have been forgetting things for years-at least since I was in my thirties. I know this because I wrote something about it at the time. I have proof. Of course, I can't remember exactly where I wrote about it, or when, but I could probably hunt it up if I had to.
Praise for Nora Ephron
'So bold and so vulnerable at the same time. I don't know how she did it' Phoebe Waller-Bridge
'Oh how I loved Nora Ephron' Nigella Lawson
'Funny, knowing and smart' India Knight
'Nora's exacting, precise, didactic, tried-and-tested, sophisticated-woman-wearing-all-black wisdom is a comfort and a relief' Dolly Alderton
You don't have to be old to appreciate this collection of memories, aphorisms and stern good advice from America's favourite naughty aunt... snigger-out-loud... Reading this book is a little like being sat down by an older, wiser friend... good advice indeed
Read Nora Ephron because she's funny, read her because she's wise, read her because she never writes a boring sentence, read her because she's sharp as a knife but her heart's in the right place... Enjoy!
As always, she has an eye for the killer detail... a mixture of memoir, rants and observations... This book is as grown-up as a dirty martini
If we have to grow old (and as they say, consider the alternative) there's no better guide
Tantalizingly fresh and forthright... She's self-effacing and brilliant. I use lines of hers all the time... She's like Benjamin Franklin or Shakespeare: her words are now part of the fabric of the English language