Sadly, this past year has seen the death of many iconic figures in both literature and popular culture. Among those who we’ve lost, was Nora Ephron, prolific writer and film maker of some of the most beloved films of the past twenty years. Ephron passed away last Tuesday from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was 71.
She was a journalist, a blogger, an essayist, a novelist, a playwright, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and a movie director — a rarity in a film industry whose directorial ranks were and continue to be dominated by men. Her later box-office success included “You’ve Got Mail” and “Julie & Julia.”
Ephron had a close relationship with books. She wrote bestselling essay collections, including “I Feel Bad About My Neck”, “Crazy Salad” as well as the novel “Heartburn” (later turned into a movie). She also shared a piece of delicious gossip about Philip Roth in “I Feel Bad About My Neck”:
Books are also featured in some of her best-known movies. Here’s a quick round-up of some of our favorite Nora+Books movie moments.