In Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog, Delia Ephron brings her trademark wit and effervescent prose to a series of unforgettable, moving, and provocative essays. The emotional linchpin in this collection is the author’s stirring, eloquent response to the death of Nora Ephron—Delia’s older sister and frequent writing companion. In “Sister,” Ephron deftly captures the love, rivalry, respect, and intimacy that made up her relationship with her sister in a way that is at once deeply personal and comfortingly universal.
Other essays in this collection run the gamut from a hysterical piece about love and the movies—how one romantic comedy completely destroyed her twenties, to the joy of girl friends and best friendship, the magical madness and miracle of dogs, keen-eyed observations about urban survival, and a serious and affecting memoir of life with her mother—growing up the child of alcoholics. Ephron’s sparkling wit and humanity is present on every emotionally resonant page of Sister, Mother, Husband, Dog.
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author and screenwriter. Her movies include The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, You've Got Mail, Hanging Up and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humour and essays. Her journalism has appeared regularly in The New York Times, O: The Oprah Magazine, Vogue and The Huffington Post. Her hit play, Love, Loss and What I Wore (co-written with Nora Ephron), ran for more than two years off-Broadway and has been performed all over the world, including Paris and Sydney. She lives in New York City.
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