Book Review: Heartburn, Nora Ephron

I listened to this as an audiobook and I think that highly enhanced the experience of this book. Can you imagine a better narrator than the outrageously talented Meryl Streep?

Heartburn is the story of 7 months pregnant Rachel, who discovers her husband is having an affair. Interwoven with the plot is her full romantic history and the influences of her comic and eccentric family. My favorite part, which will sound sick until you read or listen, is the scene where her mother “dies.” Oh, and she’s a professional chef who also provides some very comfy and simple recipes that tie to the story.

While the main character was perhaps a little vapid, she is still somewhat relatable and highly entertaining. Readers of Marian Keyes, Jane Green, and Elinor Lipman (closest to the latter), or any fan of romantic comedies will enjoy this book. Five stars.


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