In Heartburn, Nora Ephron pens a story of truth about relationships, commitment, heartache & betrayal within a family laced with the common comfort of food. Although we all have an escapism when things go awry, for this main character that thing is represented by food & cookbooks.
This is a great story that touches on the inner workings on marriage as an ultimate relationship and how an agreement between two parties on how that relationship is working is the central glue that can make or break it, in the end.
Have always loved Nora Ephron's movies now love her books. The combo of her writing with Meryl Streep's performance is outstanding.
The reviews were amazing so I expected to love it and laugh but I didn't pick up the humor in it. The story line flowed and I wasn't bored but I don't get why it was so well loved.
Say something about yourself!
OOOOOHHHHHH yes. I liked the story overall but Meryl Streep took it to the next level. She's amazingly talented.
Maybe. I think I would have to be in the mood. It was slow-moving and just a lot of he said she said and gossip. That's not really my style but she did keep my attention until the end because I really, really wanted to know if Rachel would leave Mark.
No, but I would love to. I'd listen to a book on astrophysics if she narrated it.
I "revisited" this again...beautifully read and written. Of course I'd listen again....it's Meryl Streep!
Talent. Wit. Humanity.
Meryl Streep was enjoyable. It is like she is telling her own story. Will look for more. Will add Ephron to my list of authors.
Who couldn't love Meryl Streep's wonderful expressiveness? But, the subject matter was dreadful. I'm no moralistic prude, but according to Nora Ephron, all men are either cheating bastards or sissy cuckolds. The best parts of the novel were the long asides the narrator told about her life, and the recipes.