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  • Published Sep 2013
    240 pages
    Genre: Essays

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Hollywood screenwriter and bestselling author Delia Ephron returns with a memorable collection of personal and poignant stories and essays, anchored by a remembrance of losing her older sister, Nora Ephron.

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"Although many details will be familiar to Delia's fans, the mix here mirrors the comforting jumble of real life, with jewels, junk, and everything else thrown in, creating a down-to-earth intimacy that is classic Ephron." - Publishers Weekly

"A witty and often profound look at human behavior and all its absurdities, contradictions, obsessions and phobias." - Kirkus

"This new collection of essays by the author of The Lion Is In and the co-screenwriter of You've Got Mail reminds us again of the wonders of everyday existence. Editor's recommendation." - Barnes and Noble

"I used to have an idea for an essay: it would be about how college alumni magazines are essentially the book of everything. But having read Delia Ephron's Sister Mother Husband Dog, I've changed my mind. This is the book of everything. It contains love, work, death, religion, sorrow, and baked goods, among many, many other things. I felt such a range of emotions when reading it. Ephron writes openly and deeply about powerful loss, and hilariously about the small and large absurdities of all our lives. With this amazing, inclusive collection, she doesn't miss a thing." - Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings

"What a wonderful, wonderful book. Delia Ephron tangles fearlessly with heartbreak, ambiguity, and the day-to-day absurdities of her life, and of course, our own. I cried and I laughed and then immediately reread every essay the moment I was done. Sister Mother Husband Dog is genius, and Ephron remains our most radiant observer of the hidden places of the heart." - Marie Brenner, author of Apples and Oranges

"I devoured Delia's deliciously wonderful memoir in one-and-a-half sittings. All praise to her for these self-honest and hilarious stories of love, life and the healing power of girlfriends, doggies and bakery items." - Jane Lynch, actress and author of Happy Accidents

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Delia Ephron Author Biography

Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter, essayist, and playwright. Her novels include the New York Times bestseller Siracusa and The Lion Is In. She has written books of essays (Sister Mother Husband Dog (Etc.)), books of humor (How To Eat Like A Child), and books for children and young adults. Her movie credits include You've Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, This is My Life, Michael, and Hanging Up (based on her novel). Her play, "Love, Loss, and What I Wore," written with her sister Nora Ephron (based on the book by Ilene Beckerman), ran for two years off Broadway and has been performed internationally.

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