New Book Review: Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Heartburn is the autobiographical yet fictitious story about a famous cookbook author whose husband has an affair with a mutual family friend. It reflects the real life story of the author who also wrote the screenplay for the 1986 movie adaptation. Heartburn was originally published in 1983 by Little Brown Book Group….I thought the addition of the recipes that cropped up at various occasions of the book added a very imaginative break in prose, it changed the dynamic by providing comic relief and presented the use of food as an allegory, that cleverly explored the pain of being cheated on by one’s husband through its cultural significance. Above all, it certainly made me want to try the recipe for peach pie…..Read more here.

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