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Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women (Modern Library Humor and Wit) Paperback – May 30, 2000
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"Funny, shrewd, devastating."--Newsweek
"A woman for all seasons, tender and tough in just the right proportions."--The New York Times
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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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Shannon hated it and that was putting it mildly. She was horrified by some of the content of the book. She thought the author was a whiney, supercilious snob, who disdained anything that wasn't Manhattan and was thinking of changing her major. She complained so much about it , that all of us girls decided to read it.
I could see why she was turned off. The author is writing from a liberal standpoint and she has a snarky sense of humor and she is extremely blunt.
But we all agreed, it wasn't bad at all. We all kind of liked it, except for the one about douching. We got a glimpse of what the women's movement was all about and what it meant to her.
Our favorite one was a few words about breasts. I don't care what size cup you are, you will bust out laughing. If you don't read anything else, read this one. We had a long drawn out conversation about our boobs and how we felt about them.
I like the one about meeting the first woman empire in baseball.I always wondered why you don't see female umpires.
Another good one is about her cheesy college reunion and how with all the mistakes she made in life, is happy she ignored her guidance counselor and became a journalist.
And the Pillsbury bake off
One really annoying thing
So I really like this book, and went and bought it at Boarders and the
one with Linda Lovelace (she was in the porno ,Deep Throat) was cut out!
Ok, if you know anything about the author's life and who she was married to at one point in time, it was a really bad idea for them to cut this one out!
They did replace it with a couple of her best from Esquire. .
But they still shouldn't of took that one out!!!!!!!!!!
Also as funny as it is, she seems kind of like she is trying to pretend to be happy but inwardly is depressed and confused, like she lost someone very important in her life.
In the new version of the book, they added this essay called The mink coat. It is all about her mother,who seemed like she was a pistol. I guess she was also a successful Hollywood screenwriter,who had just died. It actually moved me to tears, something that is not easily done.
Which cleared some things up for me.
She can be glib at times, and probably has to work at not being flip even more often, but nevertheless, she's interesting in small doses.
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