I Remember Nothing and other reflections by Nora Ephron

Published November 27, 2020

I Remember Nothing and other reflections by Nora Ephron

Book info

  • Title I Remember Nothing and other reflections
  • Author Nora Ephron
  • Year 2010
  • Genre Memoir

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.


We all know by now that Nora Ephron writes wonderfully with wit and nostalgia, hope and horror in equal measure. This is a short but sweet collection of essays that take a look at Nora’s early work in journalism, dealing with trying to remember people’s names, and how divorce can affect you in very different ways.

This was the last book Nora wrote before she died and you can sense the underlying themes of aging and that little bit of fear that goes with it, but I like that we end on a list of things that will and won’t be missed - a bit of optimism goes a long way.

Rating: 4 / 5

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