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Nora Ephron’s Final Written Work Will Only Be Available in Hardcover Collection

Knopf will publish Lucky Guy, the final written work by the great Nora Ephron, as part of a hardcover-only release on October 29th.

The play will be part of a $35 collection edited by Robert Gottlieb called The Most of Nora Ephron. Lucky Guy tells the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning police reporter in New York City, and Tom Hanks now stars in the Broadway edition of the play. Gottlieb introduced the book in the release:

It includes her brilliant writing as a reporter and columnist, her novel, Heartburn, and her screenplay for When Harry Met Sally… as well as her last finished work, the play Lucky Guy. Nora’s unique takes on feminism, politics, family, marriage, food, being a woman, aging, and dying — everything her readers came to admire and love her for — are represented here. Hers was a remarkable life in letters.

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Meryl Streep To Narrate Nora Ephron Audiobook

The great actress Meryl Streep will narrate the first ever audiobook edition of Heartburn, a novel by the late Nora Ephron.

Random House Audio will release the audiobook in July 2013 as “a digital download exclusive.” Streep and Ephron were friends, and Streep starred in an adaptation of Heartburn in 1986. Here’s more from the release:

Additionally Random House Audio will be releasing digital download exclusives of Ephron’s magazine articles and essay collections, Wallflower at the Orgy, Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble. Casting for the narrators of these three titles, also available in summer 2013, is underway. Heartburn is Ephron’s sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage.

Vintage to Release Two Nora Ephron Titles as One Volume

Vintage, a Random House imprint, will be releasing two titles by the late Nora Ephron (pictured, via) as a single volume publication.

The books, Crazy Salad: Some Things about Women and Scribble, Scribble: Notes on Media, have been out-of-print for more than a decade. This single volume will be published in both trade paperback and digital format on October 16th. This project marks the first time either title will be available as an eBook.

Here’s more from the release: “The classic Crazy Salad, first published in 1975, is an extremely funny, deceptively light look at a generation of women (and men) who helped shape the way we live now. In this distinctive, engaging, and simply hilarious view of a period of great upheaval in America, Ephron turns her keen eye and wonderful sense of humor to the media, politics, beauty products, and women’s bodies.”

Nora Ephron Has Died

Author, director and screenwriter Nora Ephron has passed away. She was 71 years old. She created such memorable films as When Harry Met Sally…, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Julie & Julia.

Ephron had written a number of books, including Crazy Salad, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman and I Remember Nothing: And other Reflections. In the video embedded above, she talked about her writing on The View.  Here’s more from The New York Times:

Ms. Ephron’s collection I Remember Nothing concludes with two lists, one of things she says she won’t miss and one of things she will. Among the “won’t miss” items are dry skin, Clarence Thomas, the sound of the vacuum cleaner, and panels on “Women in Film.” The other list, of the things she will miss, begins with “my kids” and “Nick” and ends this way: “Taking a bath. Coming over the bridge to Manhattan. Pie.”

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Mika Brzezinski Lands Book Deal for Her Second Book

Author and MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has inked a deal for Knowing Your Value with Weinstein Books (in partnership with Perseus Books Group)–an “in-depth look at how successful women today have achieved their deserved recognition and financial worth.”

The book will come out in April 2011. Weinstein Books publisher Judy Hottensen and Perseus Book Group CEO David Steinberger acquired the book. Brzezinski (pictured, via) published her first book, All Things At Once,  through the same publishing partnership.

The book will feature interviews with  President Barack Obama‘s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, writer and director Nora Ephron,  broadcaster Joy Behar, and others. Brzezinski had this statement: “Knowing my own value has been a personal career obstacle and after talking with some of the most successful women out there, I know I’m not alone with this struggle.”