Her essay The Lost Strudel from I Feel Bad About my Neck. I read this very short piece on the subway one morning, years ago, and laughed out loud. And then re-read it immediately.
I’ve had a craving for cabbage strudel ever since (which objectively sounds disgusting), but I’m a bit afraid to try it, since it likely won’t live up to Nora’s praises (even Nora had trouble meeting her own expectations of strudel). And then I’d just be disappointed. I’m sure Nora would tell me that’s not a healthy way to go through life (were she still with us).
I especially admire the line “I dropped Ed Levine’s name so hard you could hear it in New Jersey.”
Nora Ephron’s tribute to Meryl Streep. Brilliant, funny – and her delivery is impeccable. The crowd is mesmerized — when she talks about going into Meryl’s trailer at the end of her tribute, the entire audience of celebs and self-important people hang on her every word:
Plus – what a great outfit, right?
Nora Ephron’s tribute to Mike Nichols (only Nora can make a really bad pun hilarious):