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Book talk! Nora Ephron: A Biography by Kristin Marguerite Doidge

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kristin Marguerite Doidge’s discusses & signs Nora Ephron: A Biography w/ Michele Raphael

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Nora Ephron was one of the most popular, accomplished, and beloved writers in American journalism and film.Nora Ephron: A Biography is the first comprehensive portrait of the Manhattan-born girl who forged a path of her own, earning accolades and adoration from critics and fans alike. Author Kristin Marguerite Doidge explores the tremendous successes and disappointing failures Ephron sustained in her career as a popular essayist turned screenwriter turned film director. She redefined the modern rom-com genre with bestselling books such as Heartburn and hit movies including When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia. Doidge also examines the private life Ephron tried to keep in balance with her insatiable ambition.

Based on rare archival research and numerous interviews with some of Ephron’s closest friends, collaborators, and award-winning colleagues including actors Tom Hanks and Caroline Aaron, comedian Martin Short, composer George Fenton, and lifelong friends from Wellesley to New York to Hollywood–as well as interviews Ephron herself gave throughout her career–award-winning journalist and cultural critic Doidge has written a captivating story of the life of a creative writer whose passion for the perfect one-liner and ferocious drive to succeed revolutionized journalism, comedy, and film.The first in-depth biography to explore the complex themes that ran through Ephron’s work and to examine why so many of them still grab our attention today.


Kristin Marguerite Doidge is an award-winning journalist, professor, and speaker based in Los Angeles. Her writing has been featured in The Atlantic, Marie Claire, FORTUNE, xoJane, Bustle, KCRW/NPR, Time Out Los Angeles, GOOD magazine,, GIRLBOSS, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. She earned multiple NAEJ Awards and Los Angeles/Southern California Press Club Award nominations. She has a master’s degree in specialized journalism from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and teaches journalism and strategic public relations at Loyola Marymount University.


Michele Raphael is a veteran arts, culture, entertainment, and lifestyle journalist in Los Angeles. Cofounder of online literary magazine Angels Flight • literary west and Leadership Circle Member of nonprofit Visionary Women, she has held key editorial roles at LA Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and Westways and served as Publications Director at USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. Her work has appeared in Billboard, HuffPost, Glamour, Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, Quartz, Variety, and more. A former National Press Foundation Fellow, she holds a master’s degree in journalism from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Notes on Parking in Larchmont

Chevalier’s does not have any parking, but there is paid meter parking on the street, a paid lot next to the bank, and free street parking parallel the Larchmont Blvd. on Lucerne Blvd.


Chevalier’s Books
133 North Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
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