Ephron discusses her problem with being a journalist and a feminist. If she writes about an Somehow seems so long ago. Nora Ephron's essays are funny and sharp, but so many of them seem to somehow read as oddly-ancient history, particularly the daily practicalities and impracticalities of being a feminist or Women's Lib-er, really in New York. Crazy Salad : Some Things about Women. Nora Ephron.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron. Steve Martin Editor. 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.
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. 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.
I honestly believe that. When it first appeared in , Crazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era—and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves. This new edition will delight a fresh generation of readers. Contents: A few words about breasts.
Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 30th by Modern Library first published June More Details Original Title. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Crazy Salad , please sign up. Why doesn't my local public library have a copy of this classic of Womanist Writing? And would Nora Ephron be okay with being called a Womanist, whatever that is? See 1 question about Crazy Salad…. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 03, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: hungry-heart-inspiration. I found this in my mother's bookshelf when I was It was a revelation -- writers could talk this way? About this stuff? They can publish books about breasts, and bake-offs, and vaginal deodorant? I loved everything about it -- the specificity of Nora's voice, intimate and New York and Jewish, the unflinchingly female topics, the implicit insistence that these were stories that mattered.
My friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron. You don't have to read all of it. Nora seems to be free of self-consciousness - she says it as it is without worrying too much about who will think what. This quality My friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron.
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.
What fascinated me most about her writing was that every time, no no, every. Are all these essays relevant to women? Do her conclusions stand the test of time? Did I identify with all the essays or have insight about the people she was talking about? The answer to all of these questions may be "no", but it really does not matter so much. 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.
Why do women say these things to me? Do I attract these remarks the way other women attract married men or alcoholics or homosexuals?
Dec 23, Paula Johnson rated it really liked it. You get all the essays in their completeness. These essays, unlike the movies, are not schmaltzy in the least. They are sharply observant, acerbic, and very funny. 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.
Too often the "personal is political" devolves into useless navel-gazing. And then I did! It was a housekeeping miracle. These essays originally appeared in the early seventies for Esquire. That makes this one of the reasons why I married him. The books and the feminist cred. Personal copy Dec 27, Kris Patrick rated it really liked it.
Ephron's influence on Daum's writing is evident. A good thing! Love their ears and eyes for social irony, and their habit of wrapping up essays with a tough question or a jewel of wisdom. Learning about Ephron's work as a feminist activist and thinker give me a new appreciation for Sleepness in Seattle and You've Got Mail. Her passing is such a loss. We could really use her wit and sense of humor to make sense of these interesting times Apr 07, Meha Desai rated it liked it.
But I think its only for women. Not necessarily though. Men can read this book too but its too girl-y for me! And I could relate so much with Nora. Funny thing is that After reading this, I think I should start reading humor now! And there were few parts which did not even affect me in anyway, may be because it was time period issue! My personal favourite chapter - Divorce, Maryland Style! FunnyYetEmotional All in all, a good book!
Mar 22, Heidi Brydon rated it it was amazing. The essay in this 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.
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. I've changed on that, and I say, don't let the bitch The essay in this 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.
I've changed on that, and I say, don't let the bitches keep you from being a Feminist. And I'm not being sexists, because you shouldn't let the bastards stop you from being a Feminist either! I'm so sad Nora Ephron is dead. I'm so sad I didn't know more about her until she died. Dec 07, Lix Hewett rated it liked it. This was going four-stars great so many interesting anecdotes! I'd have taken the rating all the way down to one or two stars save for the fact that thi This was going four-stars great so many interesting anecdotes!
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.
Some Things About Women. By Nora Ephron. New York: Alfred A. It was snack time. If it's the last thing I do.
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I t was hot, clammy and claggy, in only the way New York can be in August, and I had just moved back to the city after living in London for more than 20 years. Finally unable to bear my oven of a flat any longer, I decided to explore my new neighbourhood and stepped out on to the pavement, which swam before my eyes in the heat and was entirely empty, as every other right-thinking New Yorker had either left the city or was lying prostrate in front of their air conditioner. I wandered around for as long as I could bear it before flinging myself into a little shop I barely looked at save for noticing it had a blessed air conditioner in the window. It turned out to be the place where I would spend more time during my years in New York than anywhere else, apart from my flat once I sorted out the cooling system, of course. Three Lives bookshop in the West Village is one of those little shops that makes people love New York: quirky, knowledgeable, impossible to pass without picking up something and always stocked with treats for the neighbourhood dogs, whose names all the staff know. If you are going to New York, I urge you to visit it. Obviously, I was already an Ephron fan.