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Delia Ephron


Delia Ephron has proven herself a master of the written word, in all its various forms.  She has authored books for adults teen and children in genres ranging from fiction to non-fiction to humor, including titles such as Hanging Up, Big City Eyes, Frannie in Pieces, and How to Eat Like a Child.  Her most recent book, The Girl With the Mermaid Hair, explores what happens when a teenage girl’s vanity and insecurity collide with her mother’s hysteria about aging.  It's a compelling and unflinching look at an increasingly relevant topic. 

She has co-written, with her sister Nora Ephron, a handful of successful screenplays, including the box office phenomenon You’ve Got Mail.  The two recently teamed up to write the smash hit Off-Broadway play Love, Loss, and What I Wore.  Based on Illene Beckerman’s book of the same name, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is currently playing to sold-out houses at the Westside Theater in midtown Manhattan. 

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Q: What do you consider to be your best asset?
A: A terrier-like relentlessness that drives other people crazy.

Q: What was your proudest moment?
A: My high school graduation? Just kidding. 

Q: What is your favorite drink?
A: Smoothies that my husband makes

Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Guacamole. Barbecued spareribs. Peach pie.

Q: What is your favorite condiment?
A: Catsup.

Q: What is your current obsession?
A: Writing.

Q: If you could give up one of your vices, what would it be?
A: I wish I had more.

Q: What is the one thing you waste too much money on?
A: Eating out.

Q: What is the one activity you waste too much time doing?
A: Watching TV. 

Q: What do you consider to be the single greatest threat to your health?
A: My hatred of the treadmill.

Q: What is the single best trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A: I assume the writing gene came from them.

Q: What is the single worst trait you inherited or learned from your parents?
A: Anxiety.

Q: What current trend in popular culture most irritates you?
A: Twittering. It's too much blah, blah, blah. Although I don't like to dislike things that are here to stay.

Q: What was the single most embarrassing moment you’ve ever experienced on the job?
A: I was interviewing someone famous and my tape ran out, not that they knew but I blew the whole interview.

Q: What is your favorite place in the world?
A: New York City

Q: What is the most important trait you seek in a romantic partner?
A: Love, loyalty, curiousity, humor, generosity.

Q: Do you prefer the company of dogs or cats?
A: Dogs.

Q: What is your personal motto?
A: All you have is process.