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