Heartburn (Paperback)

Author: Ephron, Nora

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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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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679767954
SKU 30119190
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0679767959
Release Date 5/1/1996
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Author Info
Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron enjoyed a rich and varied career, earning respect in Hollywood and literary circles alike. Her parents, Phoebe and Henry, were a screenwriting team responsible for such films as CAROUSEL and THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. Born in New York City, Ephron moved with her family to Beverly Hills when she was four. She attended Wellesley College and served as a summer intern in the Kennedy White House, later quipping in a typically acerbic style that she was among the only interns JFK had never made a pass at. After graduating in 1962, she moved back to her native New York, where she began her career in the mailroom of Newsweek. "There were no mail boys at Newsweek," Ephron once wrote. "If you were a college graduate (like me) who had worked on your college newspaper (like me) and you were a girl (like me), they hired you as a mail girl. If you were a boy (unlike me) with exactly the same qualifications, they hired you as a reporter." She went on to write for the New York Post and Esquire, among other publications. Many of those pieces were collected in WALLFLOWER AT THE ORGY (1970) and CRAZY SALAD (1975), books that cemented her reputation as urbane and witty, but relatable. Married to the journalist Carl Bernstein from 1976 to 1979, she based the novel HEARTBURN (1983) on their tumultuous relationship. (The book was later made into a film starring Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep.) In 1987 Ephron married fellow writer Nicholas Pileggi, and she asserted that the secret to a happy life was to marry an Italian. While Ephron never stopped writing books--her last was the 2012 essay collection I REMEMBER NOTHING AND OTHER REFLECTIONS, published shortly before her death--she also enjoyed enormous success in the film industry, and she has been called "the mother of the modern romantic comedy." In addition to writing screenplays for many popular pictures, including WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989), SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993) and JULIE AND JULIA (2009), she directed almost a dozen, a particularly notable achievement in a business dominated by men. In an essay written later in life, Ephron (who knew that she was ill with acute myeloid leukemia but rarely discussed it) joked that one of the advantages of dying would be never again having to worry about how your hair looked.
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"Her story may amount to an extended yuppie kvetch, but it's a funny kvetch."
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Annotation Back in print, Nora Ephron's wickedly funny novel is about a cookbook writer who discovers, seven months into her pregnancy, that her husband is in love with another woman. In the middle of her heartache, she continues to cook, and this is her story, along with her recipes.
Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 2 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 soufflé.
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Number of Pages 0192
Publisher Vintage Books

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