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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We enjoyed the ones about herself, but as the collection went on, our enjoyment waned.

Jul 31, Marissa Morrison rated it really liked jora. Do I think transphobia salaad claims about ‘real womanhood’ adjacent to, eyeroll, ‘universal womanhood’ exist in contemporary social discourse and are people hurt by it now? This was an eye opening book for some who did not experience those days first hand.

It’s not fun to read a feminist judge other women, really, to distill them into so little. 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.

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Showing of 1 reviews. She is upfront about her insecurities, her fears, even her prejudices. Did I identify with all the essays or have insight about the people she was talking about? This quality is refreshing, and maybe even rare, seeing that she must have been in her early 30s when she wrote these essays in s New York.

Originally published inthis book has captured second-wave feminism to a tee. 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 I am doing it. Customers who bought this item also bought. 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.

Nevermind that Ephron didn’t fully recognize Morris as a woman. 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 cervical examination on themselves! But this book was also an eye-opener for me.


Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron

I also enjoyed a review of the autobiography of Barbara Howar, a s D. What this movement is about is options. Don’t worry – there are TWO essays in this collection that address this topic. Apr 07, Meha Desai craazy it liked it. Trivia About Crazy Salad: FunnyYetEmotional All in all, a good book!

Men can read this book too but its too girl-y for me! 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. My friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron. 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 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 Ephron had been able to learn that, or feel that. 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. Have I had enough of her writing?

These are a collection of articles written for Esquire magazine in – You saw it a little in her essays about Friedan and whoever else I can’t decide if it’s my bad memory, or the forgettableness of the whole thing, that makes me not be able to rememberbut again those did tend to lapse into ‘and then X said’ and ‘Y did that ‘. Not for everyone, but a useful perspective in a survey of the movement. I didn’t know half the people she was talking about, I was not even born in those times, but I’m glad she took the time to give us a glimpse of what it must have been like in the early 70s, and to raise questions about women’s lib and see how they translate to our personal lives, and to see that perhaps the more things change, the more they remain the same.


Many of the essays were written the year I was born and I am enjoying it as a historical time capsule from an accessible and balanced early feminist.

Crazy Salad

Feb 19, Tori Miller rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought they did a great job of showing what it was like for a feminist women during that time.

He talked all night, while I–who spent years developing my conversational ability to compensate for Noar enjoyed this lively though at times quite serious collection of Ephron’s columns from the s. I think her judgment of politicians and news reporters is refreshingly accurate, and I wish she could find more to admire–like Russell Baker, for instance.

A few great articles but too many “you had to be there” moments.

I wonder what hapless Klepper and his mother who also makes an appearance did to deserve Eprhon’s derision. A few words about breasts. Don’t have a Kindle? In these hora, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight. She writes extensively about her ambivalence about certain aspects of the feminist movement.

I am not finding the essays side-splitting and some are quite crass, but it is a good rem 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.

Ephron felt a little regret about most of these essays later in life. Jul 14, Johanna rated it liked it. Oct 03, Elena Potek rated it really liked it. These essays, unlike the movies, are not schmaltzy in the least. A woman who tells you how things are and makes you laugh at the same time. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

That makes this one of the reasons why I married him. The style is both run on, one’s top thoughts, and then a dip into the hidden feelings–all told with a careful choice of language and a sense of humor which carries her forth in times of distress in her noga.

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