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Crazy Salad Scribble Scribble An Omnibus kindle ☆ Paperback Ö hannahredhead Ó Two classic collections of Nora Ephron’s uproarious essays—tackling everything from feminism to the media from politics to beauty products with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit—now available in one booDly observed pieces Ephron illuminates an era with wicked honesty and insight From the famous “A Few Words About Breasts” to important pieces on her time working for the New York Post and Gourmet Magazine these essays show Ephron at her very be I love Nora Ephron's writing She is witty perceptive and skilled in her craft I enjoyed the first half of the collection Crazy Salad than the second Scribble Scribble I couldn't put the book down at first when reading about events that shaped our world in the 70's regarding women politics and politicians' personal and professional lives I found that the second half of the book dragged a little and I had to muscle my way through several of the essays not because they weren't concise and sharp but because the subject matter was somewhat dryBottom line An excellent read for any Nora Ephron fan If you don't like the topic of one essay do skip on to the next one There are many gems in this collection Four stars

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Brings together some of Ephron’s most famous writing on a generation of women and men who helped shape the way we live now and on events ranging from the Watergate scandal to the Pillsbury Bake Off In these sharp hilariously entertaining and vivi This book needless to say is composed of two collections of articles penned by the late great Nora Ephron The pieces from the books Crazy Salad Some Things About Women and Scribble Scribble Notes on the Media were originally published in magazines mostly in Esuire and in the 1970s and are gathered in this omnibus for their third outingThe pieces in Scribble Scribble seem to have weathered better than those in Crazy Salad I'm tempted to believe that that's because I was a journalist and have an insider's love of journo shoptalk I read Scribble Scribble in the 1980s and loved it then However I'm also a feminist and that didn't help me to like the Crazy Salad pieces Four Crazy Salad pieces have stood the test of time ie The Littlest Nixon Crazy Ladies II Rose Mary Woods The Lady or the Tiger and Miami A few pieces provide an eye opener as to how pervasive and destructive sexism particularly Bernice Gera First Lady Umpire and The Pig But nearly all of the pieces are uite dated and too many simply are unreadable eg The Hurled Ashtray On Consciousness Raising Bake Off simply comes off as snobberyLet's just declare the omnibus to be two books two stars for Crazy Salad; four for Scribble Scribble making an average of three stars for the lot Readers would be best served by skipping the Crazy Salad and devouring the main course of Scribble Scribble

Nora Ephron ð Crazy Salad Scribble Scribble An Omnibus reader

Crazy Salad Scribble Scribble An OmnibusTwo classic collections of Nora Ephron’s uproarious essays tackling everything from feminism to the media from politics to beauty products with her inimitable charm and distinctive wit now available in one book for the first time  This edition Audiobook I have read another reviewer mentioning they thought there would be humor in this there is humor but a lot of the essayscolumns are political which isn't that funny The essayscolumns were a clear look at her side of some of the huge events during the 1970s which was interesting to me because I was ages 9 16 old enough to remember most of these events The section that was most interesting was about the Women's Movement which I knew peripherally about but this got into the nitty gritty of it I liked this audiobook but didn't love it Scribble Scribble was especially hard to get through even with my slight interest in the events Don't expect a lot of laughs I think I smiled twice but I did do a lot of cringing and whispering gross during Crazy Salad So be aware there are some graphic scenes mentioned there Crazy Salad I guess Nora Ephron had a column somewhere and these are some of her columns What is fascinating to me is that although I was a child during the Women's Movement I would wonder why other women would be so against it like venomously against it Why wouldn't a woman want to be paid the same as a man or be able to get credit alone without a male signature Nora was hugely involved in the movement and the stuff she talks about are shocking But then she'll earnestly say something that is so naive and silly that it's like two different people are writing these columns and they are all within a couple of years I guess the Women's Movement had a branch that was into self help especially concerning women's vaginalpregnancy issues They would literally get up on stage and take off their pants so people could walk by and see what the cervix looks like Okay weird but not awful Then they talked about removing all the blood from the cervix during a period and how isn't it great that you can even perform an abortion on yourself as long as you aren't too far along What the hell I'm all for a woman's body is a woman's body to make her own decisions about but this is so irresponsible They even did an abortion on a woman at another meeting while she was on stage Later she had a terrible infection and had to go to the hospital Doctors at the time were saying how this isn't good for women but of course they're men so whatever Nora talks about how she is afraid to really say anything unfavorable because she doesn't want to rock the boat about women's rights WTF Now I understand why women were so anti feminism back then Some of them were nutsThen in another column Nora was talking about the porn Deep Throat and how everybody at that time were saying what a fantastic movie it was which it isn't by the way So Nora watched it thought it was degrading She then interviewed the female star Nora Ephron was totally hung up on why Linda Lovelace shaved her pubic hair She said she'd never heard of anyone doing that and Linda said well now you have Nora thought that was just bizarre This is the thing that will get you to say How bizarre not the women on stageScribble Scribble This is political essayscolumns Interesting but unless you're my age or older or interested in political history you would probably find it boring Lots and lots of columns about Nixon which she almost portrays as a buffoon and his cabinet as opportunistic I'm not a fan of Nixon but to belittle his power and expertise in wielding it is a little artless While he's scrambling for purchase and after he left office it's easy to talk about him in that way but that doesn't give what he did while in office any particular influence which his time in office did have Also I would hate to have been on her bad side because she eviscerates people in some of these columns Some seem to deserve it although since these were written in the early and mid 1970s I'm not familiar with anyone but the big names as I was preteen and younger during this time So sometimes her stories are interesting and then other times I'm bored