Wednesday, June 27, 2012


The choices are many when walking into a bookstore or an airport kiosk. The titles pop out at you almost as if to scream your name and say, “buy me, buy me!”  I love books; good books. I love books about real people and their life stories or experiences. The way I see it, if I’m going to invest my precious time reading someone else's thoughts then it had better be good. It must teach me something, make me aware of something I didn’t know about, make me see life in a different manner AND make me laugh. Nora Ephron did that for me. 

I remember reading I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts
on Being a Woman and wishing I had a girlfriend or my sister
right next to me sharing the moments of laughter as Nora 
described the woes of aging. Or the time when I was flying cross
country and couldn’t help but burst out in quiet laughter as I 
read I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections; as I read-I wrote. She inspired me to write. The people she wrote about reminded me of people I knew and her experiences made me reminisce upon mine. She ignited a flame in me so much that by the time that flight was over I had written three chapters of a book I wasn't even planning on writing! Nora’s writing allowed me to see into other people’s lives, real people. Her writing also made you feel as if you’re not the only one in this world who dislikes the weird things about aging, like a sagging neck or walking into a room and forgetting what you walked in for. Lol! She made you feel as if no matter what goes on in life, it goes on…..

I hope to follow in her footsteps one day (or at least scratch- the- surface) and make you laugh, think and remember with my books.
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”   Nora Ephron