In this episode, we’ll discuss the life and work of Nora Ephron, one of the most popular, accomplished, and beloved writers in American journalism and film. Best known for iconic rom-com films like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and more, Ephron was also a reporter, essayist, director and novelist who brought her trademark wit and humor to all aspects of her writing. And revolutionized journalism, comedy, and film in the process. In addition to films and plays, Ephron is the author of the novel Heartburn and two essay collections, I Feel Bad About My Neck and I Remember Nothing.
Today we are joined by Kristin Marguerite Doidge , an award-winning journalist, professor, and speaker based in Los Angeles and author of the forthcoming Nora Ephron: A Biography. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Marie Claire, Fortune, Bustle, the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Los Angeles Business Journal among other publications. She has earned multiple National Arts and Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Press Club Award nominations for her writing on culture, media, and entertainment. She has a master’s degree in specialized journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism and teaches journalism and public relations at Loyola Marymount University. Nora Ephron: A Biography will be released by Chicago Review Press on June 7th.
Doidge is interviewed by Nate King, Digital Content Associate for the American Writers Museum.