Episode

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits

Website

A Little Happier: Sisters Nora and Delia Ephron, and the Intimacy of “I’ll Take Food from Your Fridge.”

August 15th, 2016

Episode 327 of 397 episodes

I’m a big fan of Nora Ephron’s movies and books (books like Heartburn, Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble, I Feel Bad about My Neck; movies like When Harry Met, Sleepless in Seattle). In fact, I just recommended Heartburn for my monthly book club (you can sign up for the book club here). I was re-reading that novel, to learn from it as a writer, because that kind of light, funny, flowing writing is extremely hard to pull off. How does she do it? I’m also a big fan of the work of her sister, Delia Ephron. I loved her wonderful book of essays, Sister Mother Husband Dog: (Etc.). The story I tell is something from the essay she wrote about her sister Nora — about the nature of intimacy. If you want to hear more from Delia Ephron, here’s a post I wrote inspired by the essay “Bakeries” in the same collection: “Discardia,” or How One Moderator Manages to Indulge Moderately. All about the Abstainer/Moderator split. Want to get in touch? I love hearing from listeners: Comment below Email us:[email protected] Connect on Twitter: @gretchenrubin and @elizabethcraft Call: (77 HAPPY 336) Comment on myFacebook Page Sign up ... The post A Little Happier: Sisters Nora and Delia Ephron, and the Intimacy of “I’ll Take Food from Your Fridge.” appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.

Featured Podcast

Listen