By Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron returns along with her first publication because the awesome luck of I think undesirable approximately My Neck, taking a hilarious examine the prior, the current, and the longer term, bemoaning the vicissitudes of recent existence, and recalling together with her signature readability and knowledge every little thing she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.
Filled with insights and observations that immediately ring true—and may have come purely from Nora Ephron—I consider Nothing is natural pleasure.
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