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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Her passing is such a loss. At the same time, reading this book was disheartening as we struggle with some of the same issues 45 years later e. Dec 23, Paula Johnson rated it really liked 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.

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 life. See 1 question about Crazy Salad…. This, however, was simply a compilation of things she wrote in her other books with comments by others people writers, editors, etc about it.

Universal truths and humor come through, but she writes about current events and culture and what was current in the early seventies is less compelling to me. 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’m sure the subject must have been very fascinating to some people deeper into the millieu. He talked all night, while I–who spent years developing my conversational ability to compensate for I enjoyed this lively though at times quite serious collection of Ephron’s columns from the s.

In these sharp, hilariously entertaining, and vividly observed pieces, Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight.


Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron was one of the most insightful and humorous writers I have ever read. As with any compilation, the essays salae not all equally fascinating. I felt as if this were a window into a particular moment in the women’s ephton, and history, and Ephron’s life, one I enjoyed peeking through even if I didn’t understand some noga the references. Not for everyone, but a useful perspective in a survey of the movement.

There are of course, some articles that I don’t feel comfortable reading. Funny thing is that 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. 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.

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What this movement is about is options. Just curious — but it’s not really my thing. 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.

At her Wellesley reunion, Ephron feels embarrassment on behalf of her fellow alums who are cazy home to raise children “housewives,” in the parlance of But I think its only for women.

She delighted many people with her perceptions, and I wish there could have even been more. 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!

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. The answer to all of these questions may be “no”, but it really does not matter so much.


I love Nora Ephron – and I can’t believe that she got away with writing so directly in the s. Felt like she was too harsh in criticising those people.

To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. I wonder what hapless Klepper and his mother who also makes an appearance did to deserve Eprhon’s derision. The essay in ephrron 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.

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

For example, Betty Friedan distributing watermelon to the “natives” in Harlem. Though a few excellent essays transcend time, many of the rest feel xalad 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. These are a collection of articles written for Esquire magazine in – Share your thoughts with other customers.

On the other hand, it is good to see that fourth-wave feminism, as problematic as it still may be in its struggle with intersectionality, has made some inroads.

But all in all, I still very much enjoyed this book! In this distinctive, engaging, and simply hilarious view of a period of great upheaval in America, Ephron frazy her keen crrazy 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.

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.

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