Crazy Salad: Some Things about Women
The classic Crazy Salad, by screenwriting legend and novelist Nora Ephron, is an extremely 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 the famous "A Few Words About Breasts," for example, she tells us: "If I had had them, I would have 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 ranging from Watergate to the Pillsbury Bake-Off. When it 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 a fresh generation of readers.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - hikatie - LibraryThing
Somehow 1972 seems so long ago. Nora Ephron's essays are funny and sharp, but so many of them seem to somehow read as oddly-ancient history, particularly the daily practicalities and impracticalities of being a feminist (or Women's Lib-er, really) in New York. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kristenn - LibraryThing
I was inspired to read this by Ariel Levy's recent New Yorker profile on Ephron. These pieces have much more substance than her movies, or even her most recent book. Most of these essays were written ... Read full review