Delia Ephron: "Nora always said we shared half a brain"
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When the hilarious and typically New York-neurotic author Delia Ephron sat down with Marketplace, she had some numbers to share with us.
- Uber rating: 4.5. “I was in a car uptown and the driver told me, you have a 4.5. If it drops to a 4, no one will pick you up.” The answer? “Tip $5 to get 5.”
- Blowdry rating: (undisclosed). Ephron admitted to 2 blowouts per week, at an untold cost, plus taxi fare to and from. “It’s breaking me.”
- PageRank: “I Googled you [Kai]. The first thing that comes up is your salary.”
- Nervous rating: “I’m not the person you want sitting in the exit row on an airplane. I go from 0 to 100 faster than anyone you’ve ever met.”
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