When Nora Ephron graduated from college, all she wanted was to become a writer. She applied at Newsweek, but was refused. In the '60s, women couldn't possibly write for Newsweek, said the men who wrote for Newsweek. Women were qualified to be mail girls or secretaries, or researchers at best. They certainly were not meant to write copy. So, Nora became a mail girl. Oh, and then she went on to receive three Academy Award nominations for screenwriting, to win a BAFTA for writing When Harry Met Sally (my all-time favorite movie), and to write eight best-selling books, two plays and countless articles and essays. She showed them, didn't she?
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