I Remember Nothing (2010) Buoyed by praise for I Feel Bad About My Neck , her slim 2006 collection of sardonic essays about aging, Nora Ephron returns with an… 2010-11-09 Essays Knopf
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I Remember Nothing (2010)

Nora Ephron | I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 09, 2010; Writer: Nora Ephron; Genre: Essays; Publisher: Knopf

Buoyed by praise for I Feel Bad About My Neck, her slim 2006 collection of sardonic essays about aging, Nora Ephron returns with an even slimmer collection of — well, not essays, exactly. Many are more like sketches for essays, and most originally appeared online or in The New York Times. Ephron’s themes are once again age-related: She bemoans her faulty memory; she’s annoyed by e-mail. As always, the language is knowing and sophisticated. But the tossed-off quality of these minor pieces 
 brings to mind Gertrude Stein’s quip to Ernest Hemingway: ''Remarks are not literature.'' B–

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Originally posted Nov 03, 2010 Published in issue #1128 Nov 12, 2010 Order article reprints