Heartburn

Heartburn

Paperback Vintage Contemporaries

By (author) Nora Ephron

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 179 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 14mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 28 May 1996
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679767959
  • ISBN 13: 9780679767954
  • Edition statement: Reissue
  • Sales rank: 39,140

Product description

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of "Sleepless in Seattle" reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter.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 and you should see her legs" is no consolation. Food sometimes is, though, since Rachel writes cookbooks for a living. And in between trying to win Mark back and loudly wiching him dead, Ephron's irrepressible heroine offers some of her favorite recipes. "Heartburn "is a sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect souffle.

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Author information

Nora Ephron was the author of the bestselling "I Feel Bad About My Neck" as well as "Heartburn," "Crazy Salad, Wallflower at the Orgy, " and "Scribble Scribble." She wrote and directed the hit movie "Julie & Julia "and received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for "When Harry Met Sally. . ., Silkwood," and "Sleepless in Seattle," which she also directed. Her other credits include the script for the stage hit "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" with Delia Ephron. She died in 2012.

Review quote

"Great fun. . . . Though "Heartburn" bristles ferociously with wit, it's not lacking in soul." --"The New York Times Book Review""Nora Ephron's first novel is warm, witty and wise." --"Harper's Bazaar"

Back cover copy

Is it possible to write a sidesplitting novel about the breakup of the perfect marriage? If the writer is Nora Ephron, the answer is a resounding yes. For in this inspired confection of adultery, revenge, group therapy, and pot roast, the creator of Sleepless in Seattle reminds us that comedy depends on anguish as surely as a proper gravy depends on flour and butter. 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 and you should see her legs" 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. Heartburn is sinfully delicious novel, as soul-satisfying as mashed potatoes and as airy as a perfect souffle.