Nora Ephron and nonfiction writing

There’s a review of author-screenwriter-film director Nora Ephron’s new memoir in the NY Times, in which Ephron is quoted as saying: “I can’t understand why anyone would write fiction when what actually happens is so amazing.”

While I can understand why someone would want to write fiction (to protect loved ones, to escape reality, to be freed from the constraints of having to stick to truths which may be unknowable, something I find myself wishing for lately) I totally agree. What happens out there is pretty darn amazing.

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