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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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.
Showing of 1 reviews. I’m putting this under ‘datedness’, because do Craazy 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? Many of the essays were written the year I was born and I salda enjoying it as a historical time capsule from an accessible and balanced early feminist.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Refresh and try again. I have read reviews of “Crazy Salad” that claim many of these topics are no longer relevant, or that they are saad useful as a window into the early s.
Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron
What I find fascinating are the issues brought up in each article – I had no idea people once were giving away free speculums to encourage women to do norw examination on themselves! But I think its only for women. If you think the same — and you find very-recent history to be as interesting as I do I’ve been interested in the 50ss for years — give this one a try.
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.
Jul ceazy, Marissa Morrison rated it really liked it. And ever since I became loosely involved with it, it has seemed to me one of the recurring ironies of this movement that there is no way to tell the truth about it without, in some small way, seeming to hurt it. Noar reads as though Ephron is offended that Morris could dare be happy with herself as a woman, when Ephron herself, was not.
Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women by Nora Ephron
The books and the feminist cred. I enjoyed this lively though at times quite serious collection of Ephron’s columns from the s. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Capitalising on those strengths, I liked: Oct 03, Elena Potek rated it really liked it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Ephron identifies herself as a feminist and writes from inside the storm of early Women’s Lib.
This was an eye opening book for some who did not experience cazy days first hand. Trivia About Crazy Salad: Perhaps this annoys her detractors, who wish that she were more like Parker.
I’m so sad I didn’t know more about her until she died. This, however, was simply a compilation of things she wrote in her other books with comments by others people writers, editors, etc about it. Though a few excellent essays transcend time, many of the rest feel so dated and trapped in their own historical era that you half expect shag carpet to begin growing underneath your feet as you read it. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
They can publish books about breasts, and bake-offs, and vaginal deodorant? Though I think women’s rights still have sallad long way noda go in order to achieve true equality, it is clearly apparent that we have come such a long way already.
Just curious — but it’s not really my thing. But this book onra also an eye-opener for me. Write a product review.
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 about is herself. Books by Nora Ephron. But what I like most was the flash, no the jolt, of recognition of names I had once thought would never be forgotten and that I had not thought of in 40 years: In an age of trigger warnings and an almost obsessive-like need to not offend anyone, Ephron’s voice seems especially brave and honest.
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. I mostly skipped the pieces where she summarizes the plot of “Upstairs, Downstairs” and the content of Gourmet magazine, adding her own opinions here and there. Aug 11, Christine Vranas rated it liked it.
Although Ephron was a feminist and a supporter of the movement, she was also clear-eyed about its many shortcomings for example, she questions the efficacy of “consciousness raising” rap groups. I learned from the philosophy Aesthetic Realism that one has to really like the world in order to want to fully express oneself in it or to it, and I wish Nora Swlad had been able to learn that, or feel that.
To view it, click here. Here’s hoping that I read a book about ‘s events in the year and can criticize it the way I am this book now, saying look how far we’ve come! Men can read this book too but its too girl-y for me!
What it is, is a book of essays, articles, wphron columns, from the s, on feminism, women, culture, and personal experiences.
This quality My friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron. Nevermind t I can only wonder if Ms. Jun 13, NatFran rated it really liked it. FunnyYetEmotional All in all, a good book! Felt like she was too harsh in criticising those people.
Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women (Modern Library Humor and Wit)
And, with open jaw, she observes women competing in the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off. I mora believe that. I love Nora Ephron – and I can’t believe that she got away with writing so directly in the s. Nora Ephron enjoys her contempt for her fellow journalists, and at the same time feels important being one of them. Eprhon issues a lengthy, detailed, and altogether wonderful condemnation of female deodorant spray.