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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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Nov 29, Rose rated it really liked it Shelves: Customers who bought this item also bought. It’s funny, it’s depressing, it’s thought-provoking, it’s infuriating As with any compilation, the essays are not all equally fascinating. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The writing style is deeply engaging I had a lot of trouble putting this book downand I was deeply impressed with Ephron’s sharp, unfailing honesty — particularly as the topic she spends the most time being honest a This is marketed as a humor book, and it’s not although that’s not to say that Ephron doesn’t write with a sharp, wry sense of humor, because she does.

The essays in this collection were written in the ‘s and ‘s and they are certainly of those times. With my teenage daughter finally interested in sampling some feminist literature I have been reviewing old favorites and doing a survey of what’s out there so I can make better recommendations. These profiles examine the supportive or not roles of women near powerful men, and how they may feel compelled or not to present themselves unflatteringly to protect said men.

These essays originally appeared in the early seventies for Esquire. Ephron herself engages in this type of problematic rhetoric as she presents Lance Loud’s crazyy orientation as a liability and lambastes Jan Morris’ gender identity in the final essay. I’d have taken the rating all the way down to one or two stars save for the fact that thi This was going four-stars great so many interesting anecdotes!


I say it to friends who are frustrated, or housebound, or guilty, or child-laden, and what I’m really thinking is, If you really got it together, the option you would choose is mine. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’ve changed on that, and I say, don’t let the bitch The essay in this book called “Miami” is one of the best things I ever read, basically it details how Betty Friedan picked the biggest catfight of all Feminism with Gloria Steinem, basically because she was so much thinner and prettier than she was.

I also enjoyed a review of the autobiography of Barbara Howar, a s D. I did not think they were particularly humorous but I did enjoy them. You don’t have to read all of it. Reading it 45 years after the events Ephron chronicles was at times hard as feminism still struggles to become intersectional.

At her Wellesley reunion, Ephron feels embarrassment on behalf of her fellow alums who are staying home to raise children “housewives,” in the parlance of This is an anthology of essays written and published in the s through maybe or so. Read more Read less. 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.

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Are all these essays relevant to women? Originally published inthis book has captured second-wave feminism to a tee. I love Norah Ephron’s sense of humor and writing skills, and this book cray them to advantage. One thing that disturbed me about this book is Ephron’s habit of criticizing real people by name.

Its a hard road to travel. I will confess to not care very much about feuds in the second-wave feminist movement. This quality is refreshing, and maybe even rare, seeing that she elhron have been in her early 30s when she wrote these essays in s New York.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you ehpron to suggest updates through seller support? Sep 06, Melody rated it liked it. But otherwise it’s too much of a hodgepodge and unfocused. This is a bit dated but an interesting read if you want to know what females in the 70’s were thinking, especially with regards to the women’s liberation movement. Love their ears and eyes for salxd irony, and their habit of wrapping up essays with a tough question or a jewel of wisdom. Oct 14, Jessica Sierk rated it liked it.

The Most of Nora Ephron. I always enjoy the writing of Nora Ephron. Audible Download Audio Books. Sa,ad 28, Kathy rated it really liked it. Trivia About Crazy Salad: There is no question that Ephron was an incisive writer and razor wit and I don’t doubt this particular collection read great when it was published in the 70s but I think this book begs some editorial deletions and combination with other collections to be interesting to a casual reader today.

Preview — Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron. Did I identify with fphron the essays or have insight about the people she was talking about?

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Mar 22, Heidi Brydon rated it it was amazing. I’d have taken the rating all the way down to one or two stars save for the fact that this was written in the 70s, which isn’t really much of an excuse at all.

After reading this, I think I should start reading humor now!