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.
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 a sinfully delicious novel, as soul satisfying as mashed potatoes and as
airy as a perfect soufflé. Download and start listening now!