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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What fascinated me most about her writing was that every time, no no, every. 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.

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Identifying as an zalad feminist myself, it was jarring, albeit not entirely surprising, to hear leading figures from the women’s movement of the ’70s say racist, homophobic, and transphobic things. The myth of liberation. I especially found the essay about Julie Nixon Eisenhower to be interesting, due to its potential parallels to Ivanka Trump.

Sep 02, Daisy rated it it was ok Shelves: What I find fascinating are the issues brought up in each article – I had no idea people once were giving away free speculums to encourage women to do cervical examination on themselves!

Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron

You get all the essays in their completeness. Jul 31, Marissa Morrison rated it really liked it. And I’m not being sexists, because you shouldn’t let the bastards stop you from being a Feminist either! Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. No trivia or crrazy yet.

I made a point to finish it today, mainly because I was tired of seeing it pop up on My “currently reading” shelf in Goodreads, and being asked to “update my progress” every time I opened crxzy Goodreads app.


I have been thinking about Nora Ephron ever since I saw her on an interview program, and then when she died.

She sometimes wrote with her sister, Delia Ephron. Though a few excellent essays transcend time, many of the rest feel so dated and trapped in their own historical era that you half expect shag carpet to begin growing underneath your feet as you read it.

And then I did! In fact, in the Introduction to the Preface both by Ephron herself, she says, “Some of them seem dated–which is inevitable with magazine pieces; some of them that seem dated nonetheless have a kind of quaint historical value. I’m so sad I didn’t know more about her until she died. See all Product description.

I felt as if this were a window into a particular moment in the women’s movement, and history, and Ephron’s life, one I enjoyed peeking through even if I didn’t understand some of the references. 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.

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On the other hand, it is good to see that fourth-wave feminism, as crazj as it still may be in its struggle with intersectionality, has made some inroads. 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 to protect said men.

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! I always enjoy the writing of Nora Ephron. 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 Ephon Steinem, basically because she was so much thinner and prettier than she was.


She does not flinch from uncomfortable subjects, or shy away from writing an unpopular opinion.

Why do women say these things to me? 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 crzay, politics, beauty products, and women’s bodies. Her essays on the provenance of FDS if you don’t know what it is, you never read teen or young miss magazine in the 80’s and the Pillsbury bake-off remind me of essays by Susan Orlean, whom I love.

I also enjoyed a review of the autobiography of Barbara Howar, a s D. But I didn’t finish noga book I stopped reading with 4 articles left and I finished the other. Do her nors stand the test of time? I learned from the philosophy Aesthetic Realism that one has to really like the world in order to want to fully salsd oneself in it or to it, and I wish Nora Ephron had been able to learn that, or feel that. Nora Ephron was an amazing talent and hilarious voice. It was a revelation — writers could talk this way?

I learned aspects of the crzzy movement that I had never heard anything about before. Capitalising on those strengths, I liked: The highlight for me was the one about feminine hygiene spray – a still highly relevant look at how companies create need for a possibly unnecessary product as part of their marketing.