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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The writing style is deeply engaging I had a lot of trouble putting this book downand I was deeply impressed with Ephron’s sharp, unfailing honesty — particularly as the topic she spends the most time being honest about is herself.
Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women (Modern Library Humor and Wit)
Oct 28, Li Sian rated it really liked 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. Feb 19, Tori Miller rated it cray liked it Shelves: Dec 27, Kris Patrick rated it really liked it.
And today, the final essay about transgender woman Jan Morris is particularly frustrating. See our Returns Policy.
Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women by Nora Ephron
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.
We Should All Be Feminists. 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. She writes extensively about her ambivalence about certain aspects of the feminist movement. Though I think women’s rights still have a long way to go in order to achieve true equality, it is clearly apparent that we have come such a long way already.
Similarly, Eprhon ridicules Christine Turpin, newsletter editor for Eprhon’s co-op building, for her journalistic efforts. Do her conclusions stand the test of time? Mar zalad, Heidi Brydon rated it it was amazing.
Do I think transphobia and claims about ‘real womanhood’ adjacent to, eyeroll, ‘universal womanhood’ exist in contemporary social discourse and are people hurt by it now? I’m sure the subject must have ctazy very fascinating to some people deeper into the millieu.
Sqlad thought they did a great job of showing what it was like for a feminist women during that time. Ephron felt a little regret about most of these essays later in life.
I have maybe a faint idea of who Betty Friedan was, and who the other one was, so ephrin they fought and who was to blame is just not that interesting to me, though I have no doubt it was compelling at the time. Ephron’s influence on Daum’s writing is evident.
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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s not fun to read a feminist judge other women, really, to distill saad into so little.
A very interesting read. Love their ears and eyes for social irony, and their habit of wrapping up essays with a tough question or a jewel of wisdom. I’m so sad Nora Ephron is dead. See all free Kindle reading apps.
And then I did! Saladd was going four-stars great so many interesting anecdotes! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
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. After reading ephrn articles, that notion was further confirmed as was the idea that I’m glad that I didn’t have to live through the early ‘s.
I especially found the essay about Julie Nixon Eisenhower to be interesting, due to its potential parallels to Ivanka Trump. This quality My friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron.
Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron
I really enjoyed learning more about this period in history where so much change was taking place. Many of the essays were written the year I was born and I am enjoying it as a historical time capsule from an accessible and balanced early feminist.
These profiles examine the supportive or not roles of women near powerful men, and how they may feel compelled or not to present themselves unflatteringly bora protect said men. But I didn’t finish this book I stopped reading with 4 articles left and I finished the other.
Identifying as an intersectional feminist myself, it was jarring, albeit not entirely surprising, to hear leading figures from the women’s xalad of the ’70s say racist, homophobic, and transphobic things.
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.
With my teenage daughter finally interested in sampling some feminist literature I have been reviewing old favorites and nra a survey of what’s out there so I can make better recommendations. 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. My favorite was her essay about Gourmet magazine. I will conf Nora Ephron’s contemporaneous review of the second-wave feminist movement is interesting in some ways and dated in others.
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