|Heartburn (1983) [Novel]|
by Nora Ephron
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(From the publisher):
It's the story of Rachel (cookbook writer) Samstat and Mark (syndicated columnist) Feldman, whose happy marriage, well, Rachel always assumed it was happy, is breaking up. (It's breaking up in New York, it's breaking up in Washington, and of course, it's breaking up on the Eastern Shuttle).
What a mess! Rachel's out of analysis, out of group (though her ex-group continues on its unmerry way), and she's just found out that for the past seven months, while she's been pregnant with little Nathaniel (It's a boy! says the amniocentesis test), Mark has been on the couch too...and, alas, Thelma Rice has been on it with him. And Mark insists he's not just sleeping with Thelma, he's in love! (The final humiliation: "The man had broken my heart and had then gone out and bought himself a new blazer!).
From the moment when Rachel discovers the worst, to the moment, six weeks later, when she wraps it all up with a final joke, she's suffering heartburn, terminal heartburn. She cries, she rants, she whines, she rages (she sticks in recipes). And we laugh and laugh...
Original title: Heartburn
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Humor
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives