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Heartburn by Nora Ephron
Heartburn

hahaha12, August 17, 2007

For the foodie with a broken heart
Rachel Samstat is a 30 something year old, Jewish, cookbook writer from The Bronx, who currently resides with the love of her life, Mark in Washington D.C. They have been together for almost 8 years and still act like they just met . The couple have a two year old son and another on the way.All is well
UNTIL
She accidently finds a love letter from her hubby's apparent girlfriend, and discovers they have been together for nearly a year, They have recently bought a townhouse, and he plans on filing for divorce and leaving Rachel for his Mistress as soon as their child is born.
She wants to works things out, but her husband makes himself scarce and refuses to talk about it. So they separate for a while.. and she basically goes on a quest to figure out what to do..She speaks with her best friend/shrink (think Dr.Phil)and other couples who have battled infidelity and survived.
It might like a bit of a downer, but its truly not, for two reasons.
1. Rachel is a chef and sprinkles comfort food recipes throught the book.The frozen Key lime pie was fabulous.
2.Sometimes she takes a break from the drama and just tells funny stories that make her laugh. My favorite one was about her weird,late, lush of mother who made even stranger casseroles, who once faked being dead ,because she wanted more attention from her spouse and children.
Other funny things included "The Jewish Prince Routine", and the chapter devoted to her nuerotic ex, hamster guy .
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

hahaha12, August 9, 2007

i have never seen anyone write a main character who has this looked over disease before... i could not stop reading ........... and when i had to ... i would think about it quite alot...
i knew a kid in school who acted like the main character... he was a good friend but hated being touched too... he was very good at school except for spelling he was horrible at spelling and reading aloud... i wonder whatever happened to him quite often
hats off to mr.haddon for this gem of a book...
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I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman by Nora Ephron
I Feel Bad about My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman

hahaha12, August 9, 2007

okay i am not a woman of a certian age but i fell in love with this lady's works of art a couple of years ago when i read her blog ,then heartburn and the essay from the 70's about boobage... really liked the essay on the purses (i am a disaster with purses and used to have a backpack purse)
i adored the one about the being entranced by a book and putting eveything on the back burner to finish it...
her best one was my life in 3500 hundred words or less..and how her mother said everything was copy....
and there's one about Bill Clinton.... that kinda made sad because its so true
i like how this book was written in stream of consciousness style and how she has a smart ass sense of humor,,,,
she was on the craig ferguson show and she did a monologue about the essay me and jfk .. and how she was an intern at the jfk whitehouse when she was very young, and how her whole job consisted of autographing pictures of jfk and there was no place for her to sit so she just get up and leave and roam all around the whitehouse and see what was happening, and how she lil miffed that jfk never get tried to get with her ... (if you don't read anything else read this... I could relate and the exact reason me and johnny depp will never get it on..
i didnt realize she was so tiny she really is... she looks like a grown up version of ramona quimby from the beverly cleary books..
when i read her blog i thought she was alot younger than 65......
anyway rent the book on tape its very easy to listen too...
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hahaha12, August 9, 2007

Rachel Samstat is 30 something year old, Jewish, cookbook writer from The Bronx, who currently resides with the love of her life, Mark in Washington D.C. They have been together for almost 8 years and still act like they just met . The couple have a two year old son and another on the way.All is well
UNTIL
She accidently finds a love letter from her hubby's apparent girlfriend, and discovers they have been together for nearly a year, They have recently bought a townhouse, and he plans on filing for divorce and leaving Rachel for his Mistress as soon as their child is born.
She wants to works things out, but her husband makes himself scarce and refuses to talk about it. So they separate for a while.. and she basically goes on a quest to figure out what to do..She speaks with her best friend/shrink (think Dr.Phil)and other couples who have battled infidelity and survived.
It might like a bit of a downer, but its truly not, for two reasons.
1. Rachel is a chef and sprinkles comfort food recipes throught the book.The frozen Key lime pie was fabulous.
2.Sometimes she takes a break from the drama and just tells funny stories that make her laugh. My favorite one was about her weird,late, lush of mother who made even stranger casseroles, who once faked being dead ,because she wanted more attention from her spouse and children.
Other funny things included "The Jewish Prince Routine", and the chapter devoted to her nuerotic ex, hamster guy .
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(2 of 3 readers found this comment helpful)



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