Why Nora Ephron writes.

In Nora Ephron’s hilarious yet heart-wrenching autobiographical piece of fiction, she writes of a world-renowned therapist she has frequented throughout much of her adult life.

Like so many of the characters in this novel, the reader is wildly aware of the fact that while Ephron presents her therapist as being “fictional”, she’s anything but — she’s based on a real living, breathing human being whose identity Ephron has…