Nora Ephron’s Best Advice

Jul 10, 2009

If you read only the on-line version of Fortune's "Best Advice I Ever Got"--our recent cover package that's on newsstands until Monday--you missed Nora Ephron. You know her quirky, intelligent wit from her best-selling books and movies like When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Here's "My Two Cents"--10 Best Advice tips, actually--from the director, screenwriter and novelist whom I've long admired and come to know:

Never put tomatoes in the refrigerator.

Location, location, location.

Life is too short.

Never run for a bus.

Don’t learn how to iron or someone will make you do it.

Don’t eat anything that’s not worth eating.

You know as much about investing your money as they do.

Yelling at your children is no more effective than speaking softly.

Marry a man who was unhappily married to his first wife for 17 years.

Get a dog.

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