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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She delighted many people with her perceptions, and I wish there could have even been more.
Crazy Salad by Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron’s contemporaneous review of the second-wave feminist movement is interesting in some ways and dated in others. Similarly, Eprhon ridicules Christine Turpin, newsletter editor for Eprhon’s co-op building, for her journalistic efforts.
It’s not fun to read a feminist judge other women, really, to distill them into so little. The Most of Nora Ephron. I always enjoy the writing of 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.
Its a hard road to travel. We could really use her wit and sense of humor to make sense of these interesting times Her passing is such a loss. 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.
Originally published inthis book has captured second-wave feminism to a tee. Feb 11, Aziza Aini rated it liked it. And today, the final essay about transgender woman Jan Morris is particularly frustrating. See all free Kindle reading apps. Nov 28, Harriett Milnes rated it liked it Shelves: 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 be so silly, because: In “A Few Words About Breasts,” she reveals that insecurity about the size of her breasts is her self-defining characteristic.
Many of the essays epyron written the year I was born and I am enjoying it as a historical time capsule from an accessible and balanced early feminist. Why doesn’t my local public library have a copy of this classic of Womanist Writing? 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. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
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Dec 07, Lix Hewett rated it liked it. I will conf Nora Ephron’s contemporaneous review of the second-wave feminist movement is interesting in some ways and dated in others.
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. A few great articles but too many “you had to be there” moments. And would Noar Ephron be okay with being called a Womanist, whatever that is? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Nevermind that Salwd didn’t fully recognize Morris as a woman. I have crayz reviews of “Crazy Salad” that claim many of these topics are no longer relevant, or that they are primarily useful as a window into the early s.
This was going four-stars great so many interesting anecdotes! I made a point nors 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 the Goodreads app.
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. One thing that disturbed me about this book is Ephron’s habit of criticizing real people by epbron. Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
But I had no idea things were quite She does get in some good zingers, though. As with any compilation, the essays are not all equally fascinating. I’m sure the subject must have been very fascinating to some people deeper into the millieu. You really think all the prejudices have been eradicated??
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.
Return to Book Page. 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.
They can publish books about breasts, and bake-offs, and vaginal deodorant? Punctuated by occasional flashes of brilliance that appear much more consistently in her later work, I found this a compelling read mainly insofar as it provides a milestone in Ephron’s writing career, and Nora Ephron is a writer I have come to care increasingly about since I read her other works ‘I Hate My Neck’ and ‘Heartburn’ especially.
But otherwise it’s too much of a hodgepodge and unfocused. 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.
Want to Read saving…. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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. 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.
Nora Ephron enjoys her contempt for her fellow journalists, and at the same time feels important being one of them.
Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free. 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! Showing of 1 reviews. Nora Ephron was an American journalist, film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, and blogger.