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Sister Mother Husband Dog (Etc) by Delia Ephron
  

Sister Mother Husband Dog (Etc)

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A memorable collection of personal and poignant stories and essays by Hollywood screenwriter and bestselling author.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Norah Ephron’s younger sister, Delia, who co-wrote the film ‘You’ve Got Mail’ with her, writes about her in ‘Losing Norah’, the first piece in this book. It is a moving and scrupulously honest portrait of their relationship and casts a new light on this much-admired and much-missed writer and producer.
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Sister Mother Husband Dog (Etc) by Delia Ephron

Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of unforgettable, moving and provocative essays. The emotional lynchpin is the author's stirring, eloquent response to the death of Nora Ephron, her older sister and frequent writing companion. In 'Sister', she deftly captures the love, rivalry, respect and intimacy that made up her relationship with her sister in a way that is at once deeply personal and comfortingly universal. Other essays in the collection run the gamut from a hysterical piece about love and the movies - how romantic comedies completely destroyed her twenties - to the joy of girlfriends and best friendship, the magical madness and miracle of dogs, keen-eyed observations about urban survival, and a serious and affecting memoir of life with her mother - growing up the child of alcoholics. Ephron's sparkling wit and humanity is present on every emotionally resonant page.

About the Author

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, You've Got Mail, Hanging Up and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humour and essays. Her journalism has appeared regularly in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue and The Huffington Post. Her hit play, Love, Loss and What I Wore (co-written with Nora Ephron), ran for more than two years off-Broadway and has been performed all over the world, including Paris and Sydney. She lives in New York City.

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Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

Delia Ephron

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
240 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9781471131868

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