What 16 Fans Remember Most About Nora Ephron

In obituaries and on Twitter, Kirstie Alley, Glamour editor Cindi Leive, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, and other fans pay their respects to Ephron and her witty writing.

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Nora Ephron in 2010.

1.

From Charles McGrath’s obituary of Ephron in the New York Times:

Ms. Ephron’s collection “I Remember Nothing” concludes with two lists, one of things she says she won’t miss and one of things she will. Among the “won’t miss” items are dry skin, Clarence Thomas, the sound of the vacuum cleaner, and panels on “Women in Film.” The other list, of the things she will miss, begins with “my kids” and “Nick” and ends this way:

“Taking a bath

Coming over the bridge to Manhattan

Pie.”

2.

From Adam Bernstein’s obit in the Washington Post:

“One day, we were sitting around and Rob said to me, ‘You know, we’ve told you all this stuff that you didn’t know about men, now you tell us something we don’t know about women,’ ” Ms. Ephron told an audience at a book reading in 2006. “It was almost like, ‘I dare you.’ And I said, ‘Well, women fake orgasms.’ And he said, ‘Not with me.’ ”

“And I said, ‘Yes, we do,’ ” she added. “Maybe not all the time, but sometimes. He still didn’t believe me. So we went thundering into the bullpen at Castle Rock Pictures where all the women work, and he asked them, ‘Is it true that women fake orgasms?’ And all these women nodded yes. What a shock that scene was for men.”

“That’s my career, right there,” Ms. Ephron quipped.

3.

From a statement by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg:

From her earliest days at New York City’s newspapers to her biggest Hollywood successes, Nora always loved a good New York story, and she could tell them like no one else.

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