Heartburn - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)Nora Ephron (author,author of introduction)
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'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!
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
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 156 g
Dimensions: 131 x 200 x 13 mm
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 *
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. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss -- Nigella Lawson
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up * Guardian *
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more) -- India Knight
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for? -- Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt
Not just the funniest novel ever written about divorce, but the funniest novel ever. Only the truly talented make writing as good as this look easy * The Week *
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