Heartburn – Nora Ephron
‘I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other . . .Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel’ Nigella Lawson
*Seven months into her pregnancy, Rachel discovers that her husband is in love with another woman. The fact that this 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 is a cookery writer, and between trying to win Mark back and wishing him dead, she offers us some of her favourite recipes.
Heartburn is a roller coaster of love, betrayal, loss and – most satisfyingly – revenge. This is Nora Ephron’s (screenwriter of When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) roman a clef: ‘I always thought during the pain of the marriage that one day it would make a funny book,’ she once said – And it is! *Praise ‘I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron’s hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a ‘neck as long as an arm’ is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron’s gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold’ – Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
‘Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine. – Sali Hughes, Stylist ‘Nora Ephron’s first novel is warm, witty and wise.’ – Harper’s Bazaar
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