One of the most wonderfully surreal moments of my time in New York was entering the Upper East Side building where her office was housed. She had personally assembled a collection of signed You’ve Got Mail memorabilia to be raffled off at our event and I was directed to pick it up in the lobby, where I rummaged through the oversized yellow orthopedic shoe store bag (I actually held Nora’s oversized yellow orthopedic shoe store bag!) to find a signed poster, DVD, and tote. I thought it would be painful to give the items away at our event, but being in a room filled with over 300 delighted Nora Ephron fans made parting with it—being able to share it—an honor.
I wrote a little something about why Nora Ephron meant so much to me for BlackBook.
This was here, for We’ve Got Mail in February. Nora reached out to us wanting to help with the event and raise some money for Housing Works; getting an unexpected email from Nora Ephron was one of the best, coolest things that has happened to me at this job. She was wonderful and will be missed.