I Feel Bad about Nora Ephron’s Death

Nora Ephron died yesterday.

She was 71.

In case the name isn’t familiar to you, she wrote the scripts for the movies When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail, and Julie & Julia.

I didn’t really know much about her (or even that she had written all those films) until I decided to read her humorous autobiography I Feel Bad about My Neck.

I read it to gain insight into how to write to women.

I got that, plus lots of laugh-out-loud moments.

The book was hilarious.

And I was an instant fan.

Just this year I read her most recent book I Remember Nothing, also funny, but more nostalgic.

In hindsight, the tone of the book makes sense.

I think Ephron knew that her time was running short.

Anyway, I have Ephron to thank for helping me to better understand how women think.

So if you’re a man who just doesn’t “get” women (or you just want to read a funny book), I recommend I Feel Bad about My Neck, which is the funnier of the two.

And if you’d like to learn more about the specific differences between selling to men vs. selling to women, put on a turtle neck and head on over to:


-Ryan M. Healy

Ryan M. Healy

Ryan Healy is a financial copywriter and the author of Speed Writing for Nonfiction Writers. Since 2002, he has worked with scores of clients, including Agora Financial, Lombardi Publishing, and Contrarian Profits. He writes a popular blog about copywriting, advertising, and business growth, has been featured in publications like Feed Front magazine, and has been published on sites like WordStream.com, SmallBizClub.com, and MarketingForSuccess.com.