* She Made Me Laugh by Richard Cohen

She Made Me Laugh: My Friend Nora Ephron is a fawning portrait of Nora Ephron by a dear friend of hers and the best part of the book for me was the deep love and admiration the author shows for Ephron: deep friendship is uplifting.

For the rest, the author considers the East Coast and especially New York as the center of the universe, which is just slightly silly when one considers that Ephron was raised in California. And the name dropping of the rich and famous is rather tedious. And even though he presents in a remarkably candid manner some aspects of her scathing personality, one may wish for a little less admiration. It’s perhaps best is to read her own writing, especially I Feel Bad About my Neck.

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