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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But if you’re looking for a sampler of that wit that feels lively and relevant to today, I suggest you look elsewhere. Oct 14, Jessica Sierk rated it liked it. Filled with Ephron’s crazu witticisms and dry humor, this collection also has some very serious, very important insights about women and feminism. Do I attract these remarks the way other women attract married men or alcoholics or homosexuals? These are a collection of articles written for Esquire magazine in – Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Its hora hard road to travel.

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See all Product description. On the other hand, the news business or the press state of mind got a going over for its own good and I for one, am very glad of saald. Oct 03, Elena Potek ephroh it really liked it. A woman who tells you how things are and makes you laugh at the same time. And I think – although I know many will disagree – her last essay on a transgender person is one of the more lucid, rational pieces I’ve read on the subject. Capitalising on those strengths, I liked: Read more Read less.


Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women by Nora Ephron

There is no question that Ephron was an incisive writer and razor wit and I don’t doubt this particular collection read great when it was ephrin in the 70s but I think this book begs some editorial deletions and combination with other collections to be interesting to a casual reader today.

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I didn’t know half the crazt 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 cazy, the more they remain the same.

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Preview — Crazy Salad by Sald Ephron. Ephron begins with several uninhibited pieces. Published May 30th by Modern Library first published June It was a revelation — writers could talk this way? I thought that Ephron is at her joyous best when she digs into human follity. My personal favourite chapter – Divorce, Maryland Style! Nevermind t I can only wonder if Ms. Please try again later.

See our Returns Policy. This is a bit dated but an interesting read if you want to know what females in the 70’s were thinking, especially with regards to the women’s liberation movement. The Loud family, Jan Morris, the articles go on and on, a true picture of crzzy early 70s. 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.


And today, the final essay about transgender woman Jan Morris is particularly frustrating.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In one instance, she identifies her high-school boyfriend, Buster Klepper, as a pimpled, not “terribly bright” boy. 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.

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. And, with open jaw, she observes women competing in the annual Pillsbury Bake-Off.

There are of course, some articles that I don’t feel comfortable reading. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Open Preview See a Problem? Go for the gusto and read everything she ever wrote instead of these short snippits. I thought they did crzzy great job of showing what it was like for a feminist women during that time.