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ISBN13: 9780679767954
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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 soufflé.

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Nora Ephron is the author of Crazy Salad, Heartburn, Wallflower at the Orgy, and Scribble Scribble. She has received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood, and Sleepless in Seattle, which she also directed. She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Nicholas Pileggi.

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writermala, June 15, 2011 (view all comments by writermala)
Nora Ephron does a wonderful job of writing humorously about Rachel's husband having an affair when she is seven months pregnant. This book is about the seventies but could well make a comeback now.
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hahaha12, August 17, 2007 (view all comments by hahaha12)
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
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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Ephron, Nora
Married people
Food writers
Domestic fiction
Married people -- United States.
Literature-A to Z
fiction;humor;divorce;novel;food;marriage;relationships;20th century;american;women;cooking;family;american literature;romance;1980s
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Vintage Contemporaries
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7.92x5.30x.52 in. .43 lbs.

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