• Sisters, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron attend a party to welcome the newest cast members to "Love, Loss, And What I Wore" at Marseille on January 7, 2010 in New York City. (Charles Eshelman/Getty)

    Family Stories

    “We Shared Half a Brain”

    In her first memoir, Delia Ephron talks bad hair days, her lack of religion, and losing her big sister Nora.

    “I practice Ephron,” Delia Ephron told me when asked about her religion.
    We were chatting over lemonade near NYC’s Union Square, and although it was our first time meeting in person, through a series of connections and years of thinking about this moment, I felt as if we knew each other. 

    Hailing from a family of serious literary types—most notably her sister, Nora Ephron—Delia Ephron has established herself as an author (How to Eat Like a Child), and screenwriter and producer in collaboration with her sister (You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle). Her new (and first) memoir Sister, Mother, Husband, Daughter, began as a simple essay following Nora’s death. Finding writing therapeutic, Delia channeled her feelings of loss onto paper. As time progressed, her essays became a collection, and now, a first-hand look into the life of being an Ephron.

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  • Tom Hanks offered a special tribute to the magic of Nora Ephron at the Women in the World Conference 2013. (Roxxe Ireland/Marc Bryan-Brown)

    Lucky Guy

    Tom Hanks’s Tribute to Nora Ephron

    His voice catching, the actor saluted his friend/director, a master of ‘having it all.’ By Michael Daly

    On other days, Tom Hanks had used Nora Ephron’s words to make his magic on the screen and, more recently, on Broadway in her play Lucky Guy.

    He now stepped on the stage at the Women in the World Summit to offer his own words in tribute to his bard and buddy.  He spoke of what had made him a truly fortunate guy.

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