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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron

A Life

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $30.00 (US $30.00) (CA $40.00)

Publication Date: August 2021

ISBN 9781641603751

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2021)

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Overview

Based on more than thirty interviews with some of Ephron's closest friends, family, collaborators, and colleagues as well as numerous interviews Ephron herself gave, award-winning journalist and cultural critic Doidge has written a riveting story of the life of a creative writer who revolutionized journalism, comedy, and film  

Nora Ephron was one of the most popular, accomplished, and beloved writers in American journalism and film. Nora Ephron: A Life is the first biography to tell the story of the Manhattan-born girl who was born to screenwriter parents but who forged a path of her own, earning accolades and adoration from critics and fans alike. Author Kristin Marguerite Doidge explores the tremendous successes and disappointing failures Ephron sustained in her professional career and examines the private life she tried to keep in balance with her insatiable ambition. Nora lived not one, not two, but what seemed like four different lives in a career that spanned five decades of smart, successful writing in nearly every medium: magazines, essays, movies, plays, books, and even blogs. Based on rare archival research and more than thirty interviews with some of Ephron's closest friends, family, collaborators, adversaries, and colleagues conducted over more than five years—as well as numerous interviews Ephron herself gave throughout her career—award-winning journalist and cultural critic Doidge has written a captivating story of the life of a creative writer whose passion for the perfect one-liner and ferocious drive to succeed revolutionized journalism, comedy, and film. It is also the first in-depth biography to consider and explore the complex themes that ran through Nora's work and to examine why so many of them still grab our attention today.

Author Biography

Kristin Marguerite Doidge is an award-winning journalist, professor, and speaker based in Los Angeles. Her culture writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Marie Claire, FORTUNE, xoJane, Bustle, KCRW/NPR, Time Out Los Angeles, GOOD magazine, ETOnline.com, GIRLBOSS, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. She earned multiple NAEJ Awards and Los Angeles/Southern California Press Club Award nominations. She has a master's degree in specialized journalism from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Journalism and teaches journalism and strategic public relations at Loyola Marymount University.