Nora Ephron was an icon for women, for writers and for feminism. Her death marks the loss of a woman who afraid to explore deep issues of female friendship, death, divorce, single motherhood and unconventional love. Self-esteem coach and author of Feel Good Naked joined us with her favorite life lessons she learned from Nora:
- Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
- Don't serve fish to guests. If you must have fish, order it at a restaurant.
- On greeting an acquaintance: don't kiss them on both cheeks, it's phony.
- Everything matches black, especially black.
- Don't buy anything that is 100% wool even if it seems to be very soft and not particularly itchy when you try it on in the store.
- The main course always disappoints.
- Your hair doesn't need to be washed every day. Women who spend an hour a day on hair maintenance (washing, blow drying, etc.) spend 365 hours a year on this unnecessary activity that contributes to hair loss.
- Spanx or girdles ruin your stomach muscles.
- The most successful dinner parties are held around large round tables.