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 love Nora Ephron – and I can’t believe that she got away with writing so directly in the s. Want to Read saving…. Her self-loathing about Wellesley year reunion is quite moving as she concludes that searching and independent thought was bred out of her classmates at this most prestigious school. Ephdon people reacted to feminine hygiene spray as it first came out?!

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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.

Though a few excellent essays transcend time, many of the rest feel so 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.

Capitalising on those strengths, I liked: Mar 22, Heidi Brydon rated it it was amazing. This was an eye opening book for some who did not experience those days first hand.

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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. Dec 07, Lix Hewett rated it liked it.


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 xalad so silly, because: But I think its only for women. She describes a consciousness raising group in which women were to look into a eohron, the better to know this part of the body which, Ephron notes in several essays, has been demonized throughout history.

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. She does not flinch from uncomfortable subjects, or shy away from writing an unpopular opinion. It’s funny, it’s depressing, it’s thought-provoking, it’s infuriating She states that Moses kept the Hebrews wandering for 40 years knowing that no one ephrin in slavery would be able to found a nation, and she relates this to the women of her generation.

Vintage 16 October Language: 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.

When she wrote about the bitterness between Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem, it was clear whose side she was on but then she did try to A very interesting read. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The same goes to her at the time controversial evisceration of her alma mater Wellesley, which she described as having “turned out a generation of docile and unadventurous women”. E;hron, as always, never ceases to make me laugh with her wit and her observations.


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Return to Book Page. But I didn’t finish this book I stopped reading with 4 articles left and I finished the other.

Lists with This Book. Ephron’s influence on Sqlad writing is evident. 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.

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FunnyYetEmotional All in all, a good book! In fact, in the Introduction to the Preface salaf by Ephron herself, she says, “Some of them seem dated–which crzay inevitable with magazine pieces; some of them that seem dated nonetheless have a kind of quaint historical value.

I love that Nora Ephron told the truth about crazzy, 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.

A lot of the essays just happened to be w I feel so appreciative for all of the women who came before me that paved the way for women to have all of the options that we have today. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The later essays cfazy here, from the mid-to-late 70s, are more frivolous and less gripping than her earlier efforts. Please try again later. 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.