Overview of Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: “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 book for the first time. This edition 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 vividly 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 best (Amazon).”
My Review: I have been a fan of Nora Ephron movies for as long as I can remember. You’ve Got Mail is one of my favorite movies because of the love story and, of course, because it took place on the Upper West Side. My younger sister and our babysitter were actually walking the in park when they filmed the famous last scene. I loved reading Crazy Salad and Scribble Scribble: Some Things About Women and Notes on Media (here) because it was a perfect combination of two things that I’m passionate about, feminism and writing. Nora Ephron wrote about what could be known as the height of the feminist movement and it was really interesting to read her perspective and see how far things have come. In addition to having a expansive film directing career, Nora also wrote for publications like the New York Post and Gourmet Magazine and I enjoyed reading about her career path and advice for writers. Nora is such a talented writer and the essays in the collection are fast, fun, funny, and informative.
Somewhat Similar Books I’ve Read: Bossypants by Tina Fey // Yes, Please by Amy Pohler // Thrive by Ariana Huffington // #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso // Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg //By Invitation Only by Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson // Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham
Have you read any good books lately? I love getting new recommendations!
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