Reports are coming across the series of tubes that Nora Ephron has died.
She was a good writer. She could make me enjoy reading about things I had no interest in, like her neck, or that I violently disagreed with. Virtually nothing that Harry says in When Harry Met Sally about The Way Men Are is true of me. But I enjoyed the movie anyway.
Nora Ephron also wrote the greatest concluding paragraph to an essay ever. I'd use this as my sig file, if I had the nerve, or if I had a sig file:
I have thought about their remarks, tried to put myself in their place, considered their point of view. I think they are full of shit.ETA: Nora Ephron, stand-up comedian, in praise of Meryl Streep