~ By Melina Kantor
Sadly, this week’s biggest chick lit related story is the news about Nora Ephron.
Yes, she may have been best known for writing chick flicks, not chick lit, but she was definitely a role model for us chick lit writers.
As Jennifer Weiner put it in her Huffington Post article Nora Ephron Made My Career Possible:
I am heartbroken that she’s gone, that she won’t be blogging her funny stories, or making more movies or publishing more essays. I only hope she had some inkling as to all of the women who grew up reading her and believing they could become writers because of the stories she told. She blazed a path for so many of us, and for that, I will be forever grateful.
Or course, we’ll always be grateful for scenes like this too (thank you, chapter member Elle Filz, for posting this on Facebook):
What’s your favorite Nora Ephron scene, book, or essay? Please share in the comments.