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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I especially found the essay about Julie Nixon Eisenhower to be interesting, due to its potential parallels to Ivanka Trump.

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, bea The classic Crazy Salad, by screenwriting legend and novelist Nora Ephron, is an extremely funny, deceptively light look at a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now.

When it first appeared inCrazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era—and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves. Nora Ephron enjoys her contempt for her fellow journalists, and at the same time feels important being one of them. I fell asleep a lot while reading this one, at odd times, face-deep into it, proclaiming it would only take me one day to finish. Open Preview See a Problem? And there were few parts which did not even affect me in anyway, may be because it was time period issue!

I did not think they were particularly humorous but I did enjoy them. 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 Eprhon issues a lengthy, detailed, and altogether wonderful condemnation of female deodorant spray.


Ephron begins with several uninhibited pieces. I consider myself a feminist in that I simply think men and women should be equal. But I had no idea things were quite But I think its only for women. But all in all, I still very much enjoyed this book! Paperbackpages. I found this in my mother’s bookshelf when I was Do you know any famous writers personally?

Felt like she was too harsh in criticising those people. Eohron ever since I became loosely involved with it, it has seemed to me one epjron 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. I have maybe a faint idea of who Betty Friedan was, and who the other one was, so why they fought and who was to blame is just not that interesting to me, though I have no doubt it was compelling at the time.

The relation of telling all, so to speak, and hiding one’s deepest worries is a study and I am in the midst of it. But otherwise it’s too much of a hodgepodge and unfocused.

Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women by Nora Ephron

Books by Nora Ephron. 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.

Quotes from Crazy Salad: There are of course, some articles that I don’t feel comfortable reading. I will confess to not care very much about feuds in the second-wave feminist movement.

Love their ears and eyes for social irony, and their habit of wrapping up essays with a tough question or a jewel of wisdom. 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. Not for everyone, but a useful perspective in a survey of the movement.


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Though a few excellent essays transcend time, many of the rest feel so salas and trapped in their own historical era that you half expect shag carpet to begin growing underneath your feet as you read it. Her caustic wry humor is wonderfully entertaining.

We could really use her wit and sense of humor to make sense of these interesting times Oct 28, Li Sian rated it really liked it.

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 provides a milestone in Ephron’s writing career, and Nora Ephron is a writer I have come to care increasingly about since I read her other works ‘I Hate My Neck’ and ‘Heartburn’ especially.

It reads as though Ephron is offended that Morris could dare be happy with herself as a woman, when Ephron herself, was not.

Ephron felt a little regret about most of these essays later in life. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. See our Returns Policy.

You don’t have to read all of it. That makes this one of the reasons why I married him. She is a good writer; she sees themes in current event stories. Aug 03, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: But I didn’t finish this book I stopped reading with 4 articles left and I finished the other. 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: