Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Remember Nothing: and Other Reflections

Musings. I read Nora Ephron’s new essay collection, I Remember Nothing, in a single sitting. In the title essay, she muses about not being able to remember more and more things as she ages, and that which she remembers seems incidental rather than important. Her wit is sharp, her insights cogent, and these musings were light and humorous. Here’s a sample of her taking a serious point and leading the reader to a smile: “Alcoholic parents are so confusing. They’re your parents, so you love them; but they’re drunks, so you hate them. But you love them. But you hate them.” (p. 38). Readers who like short, well-written essays are likely to enjoy this book, especially those who are old enough to join AARP.

Rating: Three-star (Recommended)
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