Crazy salad: some things about women

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Knopf: distributed by Random House, 1975 - Social Science - 201 pages
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The absurdities and realities of female existence in the early 1970's are incisively chronicled

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Got me addicted to Nora and her writing style - Goodreads
They do have humor, but insights as well. - Goodreads
So glad her writing lives on. - Goodreads

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This is a collection of essays Nora Ephron wrote in the 70s when a smart woman writer was apparently a novelty. While some of them were entertaining, my overwhelming impression was the memory of how hard it was to female just a few short decades ago. Read full review

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User Review  - Kara Nichols - Goodreads

Wasn't feeling it a few chapters in so I called it quits. Read full review


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About the author (1975)

Nora Ephron was born in New York in 1941 and raised in California. She is well-known as a journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. After graduating from Wellesley College in 1962 Ephron began her career as a journalist with the New York Post, where she remained until 1968. Her popularity grew and she began freelance writing, contributing articles and columns to Esquire and New York. In 1970 she published Wallflower at the Orgy, a collection of essays, and five years later followed with another collection called Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women. Ephron has also achieved success as a screenwriter, with such scripts as Silkwood (1983), Heartburn (1986), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), and You've Got Mail (1998). Silkwood, When Harry Met Sally, and Sleepless in Seattle were all nominated for Academy Awards. Ephron divorced her first husband, the author Dan Greenburg, and married journalist Carl Bernstein; she was divorced from Bernstein in 1976. They have two children. She married Nicholas Pileggi, an author and screenwriter, in 1987.

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