Nora Ephron’s ‘Crazy Salad’: Still Crisp. By JONATHAN YARDLEY. Tuesday, November 2, ; Page C An occasional series in which The Post’s book critic. ‘A woman for all seasons, tender and tough in just the right proportions’ The New York Times. Two classic collections of uproarious essays from the late Nora. Rare interview with famed screenwriter on breasts, beauty, and the women’s movement. “It’s okay being a woman now. I like it. Try it some time.”.

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Ephroj there were few parts which did not even affect me in anyway, may be because it was time period issue! Have I had enough of her writing? And then I did! You feel alive, real, and here. I think I liked it because she was honest about supporting one person but then not without showing us that she did try to understand the other’s actions.

We Should All Be Feminists. These are a collection of articles written for Esquire magazine in – Love their nor and eyes for social irony, and their habit of wrapping up essays with a tough question or a jewel of wisdom. Salaad it first appeared inCrazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era—and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves. I’m so sad I didn’t know more about her until she died. Its a hard road to travel.

Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women by Nora Ephron

Mar 22, Heidi Brydon rated onra it was amazing. Her self-loathing about Wellesley year reunion is quite moving as she concludes that searching and independent thought was bred out of her classmates at this most prestigious school.

Nora Ephron was an Noa journalist, film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and blogger. In this distinctive, engaging, and simply hilarious view of a period of great upheaval in America, Ephron turns her keen eye and wonderful sense of humor to the media, politics, beauty products, and women’s bodies.

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I enjoyed this lively though at times quite serious collection of Ephron’s columns from the s. This was an eye opening book for some who did not experience those days first hand.


But I think its only for women. Go for the gusto and read everything she ever wrote instead of these short snippits.

Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women (Modern Library Humor and Wit)

A lot of the essays just happened to be w I feel so appreciative for all of the women who came before me that paved the way for women to have all of the options that we have today. He talked all night, while I–who spent years developing my conversational ability to compensate for my looks my life has been spent in compensation –said nothing. Did I identify with all the essays or have insight about the people she was talking about? A few words about breasts.

I thought they did a great job of showing what it was like for a feminist women during that time.

You really think all the prejudices have been eradicated?? Dec 27, Kris Patrick rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Her essays on the provenance of FDS if you don’t know what it is, you never read teen or young miss magazine in the 80’s and the Pillsbury bake-off remind me of essays by Susan Orlean, whom I love.

I’m so sad Nora Ephron is dead. Though a few excellent essays transcend time, many of the rest feel so dated and trapped in their own historical era that you h It seems terrible form to give this book a bad review, but here Carzy am doing it. I can ephgon wonder if Ms. Ephron identifies herself as a feminist and writes from inside the storm of early Women’s Lib. Her passing is such a loss. I’m putting this under ‘datedness’, because do I think second-wave feminism was deeply troubling for a whole host of reasons, including the trans-exclusionary ideology that was very common amongst its proponents?

To ask other readers sslad about Crazy Saladplease sign up. You don’t have to read all of it. I do concede that they are a great view into that era, but if you think that any of the issues discussed here have been resolved, you have not been paying attention.

Her caustic wry humor is wonderfully entertaining. Customers who bought this item also bought. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


If you are a seller eephron this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Punctuated by occasional flashes of brilliance that appear much more consistently in her later work, I found this a compelling read mainly insofar as it epnron a milestone in Ephron’s writing career, and Nora Ephron is a eephron I have come to sala increasingly about since I read her other works ‘I Hate My Neck’ and ‘Heartburn’ especially.

It was a revelation — writers could talk this way? Ephron tries to navigate the many contradictions of womanhood d Some essays in this book were simply too topical for me to relate to, but it was incredibly enjoyable nonetheless. She describes a consciousness raising group in which women were to look into a vagina, the better to know this part of the body which, Ephron notes in several essays, has been demonized throughout history.

I have been thinking about Nora Ephron ever since I saw her on an interview program, and then when she died. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.

Aug 05, Katie Marquette rated it really liked it. She states that Moses kept the Hebrews wandering for 40 years knowing that no one raised in slavery would be able to found a nation, and she relates this to the women of her generation.

Dec 07, Lix Hewett rated it liked it. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? FunnyYetEmotional All in all, a good book!

Dec 23, Paula Johnson rated it really liked it. Oct 03, Elena Potek rated it really liked it. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Identifying as an intersectional feminist myself, it was jarring, albeit not nroa surprising, to hear leading figures from the women’s movement of the ’70s say racist, homophobic, and transphobic things.