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for Ms. Ephron; in Memoriam

In west on 06/26/2012 at 10:41 pm

Nora Ephron, writer and filmmaker, died today. As a huge fan of her work — Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Julie & Julia and editor-at-large of the Huffington Post — this is terribly sad.  She always seemed like a fine, fine woman.

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady,” Ephron told Wellesley’s Class of 1996 in a commencement speech. “I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.”

Ms. Ephron’s collection “I Remember Nothing” concludes with two lists, one of things she says she won’t miss and one of things she will. Among the “won’t miss” items are dry skin, Clarence Thomas, the sound of the vacuum cleaner, and panels on “Women in Film.” The other list, of the things she will miss, begins with “my kids” and “Nick” and ends this way:

“Taking a bath

Coming over the bridge to Manhattan

Pie.”

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