Feminism's Big Debt to the Genius of Nora Ephron
McElvoy, Anne, The Evening Standard (London, England)
ONE thing we can be sure of: Nora Ephron, who passed away yesterday aged 71, would have found something witty and true to say about her own death. "It's all copy," said her mother as she prepared for her own death. "Take notes." Ephron's copy was just better than the rest and it made her the Dorothy Parker of our era. From magazine columns to screenplays and essays, she did more to popularise feminism than a thousand tracts and feminist theory reading groups.
Ephron knew that the most pointed weapon of all is humour, from her treatise on the attraction and incompatibility of the sexes in When Harry Met Sally, which gave us the glamour of Manhattan but the dating horrors, …
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