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I Remember Nothing
by Nora Ephron
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Vintage, 2011 (2010)
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* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Nora Ephron returns with her first book since I Feel Bad About My Neck, 'taking a hilarious look at the past, present, and the future, bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn't (yet) forgotten.'

The above quote (from the back cover of her newest work) sums up what she has remembered and written of well. If you are in need of a good laugh not merely a titter, but a chuckle or downright guffaw I Remember Nothing is the book for you.

The volume is filled with fun observations that make the reader understand just where Nora (may I call you that, please, Nora? I feel I know you. Or better yet, YOU know ME) is coming from and why.

Nora's insights fit right into your own life and help to blast the feeling that you yourself are unique in this ole world for thinking or feeling the way you do. You are not alone.

She laments the fact that life is marching on (in my case running like the devil is after me) but it is still good. Yes, it is. I recently sat in a restaurant with three dear friends, all of us wearing faux Viking helmets in honor of our Icelandic comrade and having a blast. We're all still capable of seeing the humor in our situations.

Possibly Nora is more able than most of us, but it is most assuredly worth trying. And benefiting from her wise and wonderful look at life.

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