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Heartburn by Nora Ephron
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Heartburn (original 1983; edition 1996)

by Nora Ephron (Author)

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Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes.… (more)
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Title:Heartburn
Authors:Nora Ephron (Author)
Info:Vintage (1996), Edition: Reissue, 192 pages
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Heartburn by Nora Ephron (1983)

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Honestly had I read this book instead of listening to the audiobook version (narrated by the queen, Meryl Streep) I probably would have only given it three stars. BUT, Meryl Streep is an amazing narrator and her voice really helped elevate the so-so story. Rachel Samstat is seven months pregnant with her second child when she discovers that her no good husband is in the middle of an affair. She doesn't know if she wants to kill him or try to win him back, but she has to do something. Normally Rachel writes about food and family (she is a talented cookbook writer), but she's going to try her hand at writing about this sordid affair and working her way through it. Funny, ridiculous, and over the top, this novel of infidelity, friendship, and food, is over the top and fun. A bit tiring in parts, but again, Meryl Streep. ( )
  ecataldi | Dec 20, 2021 |
I read this as an audio book--sparkling language, each sentence a joy. The plot doesn't matter much. ( )
  gbelik | Jun 28, 2021 |
If you like her movies, you'll like this book. ( )
  pmichaud | Dec 21, 2020 |
Audiobook narrated by Meryl Streep. ( )
  stephanie_M | Apr 30, 2020 |
Expected better things of this. I didn’t expect it to be a whiney self-pitying rant. But that is what it is. ( )
  TheEllieMo | Jan 18, 2020 |
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Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel Samstat discovers that her husband, Mark, is in love with another woman. The fact that the other woman has a neck as long as an arm and a nose as long as a thumb is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wishing him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes.

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'The pie I threw at Mark made a terrific mess, but a blueberry pie would have been even better, since it would have permanently ruined his new blazer, the one he bought with Thelma.'

Rachel Samstat is smart, successful, married to a high-flying Washington journalist...and devastated. She has discovered that her husband is having an affair with the lanky Thelma. A delectable novel, (made into a film starring Meryl Streep) fizzing with wisecracks and recipes, this is a roller coaster of love, loss and - most satisfyingly - revenge.
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