Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women (Paperback)

Some Things About Women

By Nora Ephron

Modern Library, 9780679640356, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2000



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.

About the Author

Nora Ephron was the author of Crazy Salad, Heartburn, Wallflower at the Orgy, and Scribble Scribble. She received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for "When Harry Met Sally," "Silkwood," and "Sleepless in Seattle," which she also directed. She died in 2012.

Praise For Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women

"Funny, shrewd, devastating."--Newsweek

"A woman for all seasons, tender and tough in just the right proportions."--The New York Times

"Always funny."--Mademoiselle

"Pure delight."--Playboy