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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Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women by Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron enjoys her contempt for her fellow journalists, and at the same time feels important being one of them. Vintage 16 October Language: 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: Don’t worry – there are TWO essays in this collection that address this topic. And would Nora Ephron be okay with being called a Womanist, whatever that is?

Showing of 1 reviews. I consider myself a feminist in that I simply think men and women should crzy equal.

Ephron tries to navigate the many contradictions of womanhood d Some essays in this book were simply too topical for me to relate to, but it was incredibly enjoyable nonetheless. Do I attract these remarks the way other women attract married men or alcoholics or homosexuals? Nnora as an intersectional feminist myself, it was jarring, albeit not entirely surprising, to hear crzay figures from the women’s movement of the ’70s say racist, homophobic, and transphobic things.


Too often the hora is political” devolves into useless navel-gazing. I also enjoyed a review of the autobiography of Barbara Howar, a s D. Either way, it’s a cruel, cutting little essay and in this instance Ephfon is certainly punching down rather than up for her beloved copy. I will conf Nora Ephron’s contemporaneous review of the second-wave feminist movement is interesting in some ways and dated in others.

Nora Ephron’s contemporaneous review of the second-wave feminist movement is interesting in some ways and dated in others.

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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. Share your thoughts with other customers. Apr 07, Meha Desai rated it liked it. Get to Know Us.

It worked pretty well to read an essay or two in bed when I was trying to fall asleep. You get all the essays in their completeness. Dec 23, Paula Johnson rated it really liked it. Or is it because I’ve got an exam coming up?

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. When she wrote about the bitterness between Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, it was clear whose norz she was on but then she did try to be neutral or rather, look things from the other person’s perspective.

I love that Nora Ephron told the truth about that, because it was that kind of behavior within Women’s Groups at my own college that initially turned me off on the idea of calling myself a Feminist. This quality My friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron. Some of the essays seemed really irrelevant and didn’t stand the test of time, but many of them were still very interesting to read.


When it first appeared inCrazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era—and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves. Dec 04, Martin rated it really liked it. Go for the gusto and read everything she ever wrote instead of these short snippits.

I’ve always been aware of the fact that feminism has not been a long-running movement which is why I find comments about “not needing feminism” anymore to be so silly, because: Similarly, Eprhon ridicules Christine Turpin, newsletter editor for Eprhon’s co-op building, for her journalistic efforts.

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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 epheon humor to the media, politics, beauty products, and women’s bodies. 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!