The Secret. After being featured in two episodes of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the book reached the top of the New York Times best-seller list, where it remained for 146 consecutive weeks. Watch the first 24 min of the full video.
More on Nora Ephron: A feminist who despised self-pity and self-importance, she set the world straight about having it all in a '96 Wellesley address: “Of course you can have it all. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don’t be frightened: you can always change your mind. I know: I’ve had four careers and three husbands.”