So said someone in another thread. Let's discuss Nora's writing critically.
I don't consider her a hack, just a bit shallow and light hearted. It has its place, that kind of humor.
Was she respected by serious NY writers?
I enjoyed her writing, particularly [italic]Heartburn[/italic]. It was her directing that sucked.
She was the Virginia Woolf of late 20th century NYC.
Myself, I found her incredibly self-entitled and elitist ...
She was an amusing smartypants with a heart. I think she was modern and devilish in her schlocky lightheartedness. I don't think she minded hitting the bull's eye only occasionally.
Her writing is very light and almost clever--David Sedaris is much more profound, by comparison. Still, her stories can be entertaining and she had a distinctive voice. Heartburn was a perfect book to read while stuck in a airport--and that's not a putdown.
Her movies were atrocious, however. I assume they made her very, very rich.