Screenwriter, producer, and novelist Amy Ephron is part of a venerable writing dynasty, being the daughter of screenwriters Phoebe and Henry Ephron and the sister of Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally). Her novels include the New York Times-bestselling A Cup of Tea and the stirring One Sunday Morning.
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Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
October 21, 1958
Place of Birth:
Beverly Hills, California
|A Wild First Gig|
|In our exclusive interview, Ephron reveals, "My first job was in the P.R. Department at the New York City Parks Department. I was 16. I was the complaint lady. That summer, there was a caterpillar infestation. I received 120 complaints a day from irate mothers about the caterpillars in the parks and playgrounds. They were fairly harmless and there wasn’t anything to do about them (except spray, which someone sensibly decided wasn’t a good idea). Once, they let me name an animal that had been born in the Central Park Zoo, a baby doe. I named it Sparkle."|
|Breakfast at Tiffany's: A Novel & Three Stories|
We asked Ephron to tell us about some of her all-time favorite books. She named Truman Capote's classic Breakfast at Tiffany's, noting of its famous leading lady, Holly Golightly, that "even though she’s a tragic heroine, everyone wants to be her."
|The House of Mirth|
Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth also made Ephron's list of favorite reads. "Even if I’m reading it for the tenth time, and I know every single thing that’s going to happen, I’m crying by the end," she admits. Read our interview for more of Ephron's reading recommendations, including: