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Raduating class she reports on the historic National Women s Political Caucus at the Democratic Convention ull of big clashing personalities like Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem she writes about attending the mainstream porn Merry Christmas, Daddy film Deep Throat she is a hilariously on the oven wall at the Pillsbury Bake Off she weighs in on the infamous battle of the sexes Bobby Riggs vs Margaret Court tennis match she deconstructs the myth of Dorothy Parker and tells us not surprisingly that she always wanted to be like legendary wit Although many of the essay subjects might seem like obscure Roped in footnotes today Ephron s writing is so good you ll be engrossed about everythingrom consciousness raising about which she is understandably skeptical to minor Watergate igures One of my avourite articles is a profile of Bernice Gera who was the Secrets of the Tycoons Bride (The Garrisons, firstemale umpire in professional baseball but uit on the very Samanthas Gift first day she began The way Ephron describes her Bronx apartmentull of baseball paraphernalia and the horrific sexist behaviour she endured is masterful and very moving And a long article about the marketing of Friscos Kid (Tall, Dark Dangerous feminine hygiene spray is a disturbing yet eye opening look at Madison Ave s view of womenUnfortunately the book ends on a sour note as Ephron reviews a book by Jan Morris who was born James Morris The world has come a long way in terms of acceptance of trans issues and it s sad that Ephron s review isull of cheap shots and unfunny jokesThat said this entire book is a Courting Miss Adelaide (Noblesville, Indiana, fascinating time capsule How sad that Ephron s no longer alive to weigh in on some of the big issues affecting women and men and non binary people today Megan Daum recommended Crazy Salad when I saw her speak at Butler as part of their Visiting Writers Series last month Ephron s influence on Daum s writing is evident A good thing Love their ears and eyesor social irony and their habit of wrapping up essays with a tough uestion or a jewel of wisdom Learning about Ephron s work as a A Convenient Wife feminist activist and thinker give me a new appreciationor Sleepness in Seattle and You ve Got Mail Her passing is such a loss We could really use her wit and sense of humor to make sense of these interesting times Crazy Salad Nora Ephron Ephron amuses me even if I don t always agree with her It s been a long time since I read this which I ve wanted to do ever since the recent Ephron buddy binge with Veronica But I couldn t A Colton Target find our copy And then I did It was a housekeeping miracle These essays originally appeared in the early seventiesor Esuire So in turn that ties back into the women s college tour and the Steinem emphasis of this spring I say our copy but it isn t it s the Spouse s copy that he brought to the marriage That makes this one of the reasons why I married him The books and the Love Isnt Enough feminist cred Personal copy Ieel so appreciative Prodigal Prince Charming for all of the women who came before me that paved the wayor women to have all of the options that we have today I really enjoyed learning about this period in history where so much change was taking place Some of the essays seemed really irrelevant and didn t stand the test of time but many of them were still very interesting to read I learned aspects of the women s movement that I had never heard anything about before A lot of the essays just happened to be written in the months just before and just after I was born and it was really cool to read what was going on at that time. Ice Reunion Miami Vaginal politics Bernice Gera irst lady umpire Deep throat On consciousness raising Dealing with the uh problem The hurled ashtray Truth and conseuences Baking off Crazy ladies I The pig Dorothy Parker A star is born Women in Israel The myth of liberation The littlest Nixon Divorce Maryland style Rose Mary Woods the lady or the tiger No but I read the book Crazy ladies II Conundrum Portions of this book have appeared in Esuire magazine New York magazine and Rolling Sto.
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R to all of these uestions may be no but it really does not matter so much 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 uestions about women s lib and see how they translate to our personal lives and to see that perhaps the things change the they remain the same From A ew words about breasts She the boyfriend s mom was as it happens only the A Soldiers Family (Wings of Refuge, first of what seems to me to be a never ending string of women who have made competitive remarks to me about breast size I would love to wear a dress like that myriend Emily says to me but my bust is too big Like that Why do women say these things to me Do I attract these remarks the way other women attract married men or alcoholics or homosexuals HilariousBut I think its only Desejo Indomado (To Tame A Playboy, for women Not necessarily though Men can read this book too but its too girl yor me And I could relate so much with Nora Funny thing is thatI am always on with such sense of humor do all these kind of stuffs everyday but somehow read like AngstTragedy genre only After reading this I think I should start reading humor now And there were Dangerously Attractive (Harlequin Intrigue few parts which did not even affect me in anyway may be because it was time period issue I am 90s kid 2k teenager so I might not getew points Mistress from an American in 60s to 80s era Maybenot sure though My personalavourite chapter Divorce Maryland Style I really Cinderella Story Part 2 (36 Hours) found itunny but somewhere it was mix of emotions such as anger sadness hurt and that too ego hurt FunnyYetEmotionalAll in all a good book This was going A Ranchers Redemption four stars great so many interesting anecdotes prettyascinating to see a woman s point of view on the women s lib movement as it was happening until I got to the very last essay which is A Doctor, a Nurse, a Christmas Baby filled to the brim with ignorant unapologetic transphobiarom the author and misogyny A Mother in the Making from the transperson the article is about which well really put a dampener on myeelings about the book I d have taken the rating all the way down to one or two stars save Her Kind Of Cowboy for theact that this was written in the 70s which isn t really much of an excuse at all Nora Ephron 1941 2012 is His Pregnant Christmas Princess famousor her screenplays Silkwood When Harry Met Sally and Through the Language Glass films Sleepless In Seattle Julie Julia but I ve always loved heror her proseShe started out as a journalist and this collection of essays about women published in magazines like Esuire and New York in the early 1970s contains lots of gems some are unny some are deadly serious and all of them are clear eyed intelligent and written in her signature conversational styleThe collection begins with one of Ephron s classics the candid and very unny A Few Words About Breasts in which she chronicles a lifetime of being Private Arrangements (Forged of Steele, flat chested The piece is chatty andull of anecdotes but there s pain and anger simmering beneath the writing including the You Are Not A Gadget finalour letter word which would have been shocking in a general interest magazine in 1972 The tone of the piece reminds me of one of my Sanctuary favourite passagesrom her novel HeartburnVera said Why do you Forever Faithful (Forever Faithful, feel you have to turn everything into a story So I told her whyBecause if I tell the story I control the versionBecause if I tell the story I can make you laugh and I would rather have you laugh at me thaneel sorry Friendfluence for meIn other essays Ephron attends the tenth reunion of her 1962 Wellesley College Been a completely different person I honestly believe that Ephron brings her sharp pen to bear on the notable women of the time and to a series of events rangingrom Watergate to the Pillsbury Bake Off When it One Part Woman first appeared in 1975 Crazy Salad helped to illuminate a new American era and helped us to laugh at our times and ourselves This new edition will delight aresh generation of readersContentsA ew words about breasts Fantasies On never having been a prom ueen The girls in the off.
If you can get your hands on it I recommend reading the original hardbackpaperback issued in the seventies You get all the essays in their completenessBefore reading this book I was only amiliar with Nora Ephron rom Sleepless in Seattle and You ve Got Mail These essays unlike the movies are not schmaltzy in the least They are sharply observant acerbic and very unnyI especially enjoyed her writings on the sixtiesseventies women s movement Although Ephron was a eminist and a supporter of the movement she was also clear eyed about its many shortcomings or example she uestions the efficacy of consciousness raising rap groups Too often the personal is political devolves into useless navel gazing 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 I love that Nora Ephron told the truth about that 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 FeministI ve changed on that and I say don t let the bitches keep you The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, from being a FeministAnd I m not being sexists because you shouldn t let the bastards stop yourom being a Feminist eitherI m so sad Nora Ephron is dead I m so sad I didn t know about her until she died It seems terrible To See Paris and Die form to give this book a bad review but here I am doing itFirst thingsirst Nora Ephron was an amazing talent and hilarious voice But if you re looking Out of China for a sampler of that wit thateels lively and relevant to today I suggest you look elsewhere Crazy Salad is not a collection that Mary Tudor for anyone born in the last 40 years has aged terribly wellThough aew excellent essays transcend time many of the rest As Aventuras de Hornblower (Saga Hornblower feel so dated and trapped in their own historical era that you half expect shag carpet to begin growing underneath youreet as you read it Want to read about the interpersonal dynamics between Bella Abzug Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan at the 1972 Democratic Convention Don t worry there are TWO essays in this collection that address this topicThere is no uestion that Ephron was an incisive writer and razor wit and I don t doubt this particular collection read great when it was published 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 My The Accidental Tourist friend Hannah lent me this book a little over a month after the passing of Nora Ephron Skim through it she said you might enjoy some of the essays You don t have to read all of it But of course Nora started this book with Aew words about breasts and as soon as I Barcelona finished reading that I knew that I would read the book in its entirety and uickly Nora seems to beree of self consciousness she says it as it is without worrying too much about who will think what This uality is refreshing and maybe even rare seeing that she must have been in her early 30s when she wrote these essays in 1970s New York What Christmas Catastrophe fascinated me most about her writing was that every time no no everysingletime she knew exactly how toinish everysingleessay at just therightnoteAre all these essays relevant to women Do her conclusions stand the test of time Did I identify with all the essays or have insight about the people she was talking about The answe. The classic Crazy Salad by screenwriting legend and novelist Nora Ephron is an extremely Collected Poems funny deceptively light look at a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now 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 media politics beauty products and women's bodies In theamous A Few Words About Breasts or example she tells us If I had had them I would have.