Note: I am a bad bad book blogger. I’ve been reading up a storm and not reviewing anything here. One problem is that I also review books on my library’s blog so I tend to burn out on blogging when it’s my turn at work. I will post several reviews this week of books read from April until now. They’ll be short and sweet but still interesting, hopefully!
Heartburn by Nora Ephron was a really fun and quick read. I just happened to see it on the shelf at the library when I was doing some work and realized that I’ve been meaning to read this for a while. Probably the biggest draw to this novel is that it is a thinly veiled account of Ephron’s bitter divorce from Carl Bernstein after she found out he was cheating on her with a mutual friend. The book must have been fairly close to the truth because Bernstein considered suing Ephron over it.
I personally loved this thin novel and gobbled it up in one sitting. If you enjoy the clever dialog from Ephron’s movies, like When Harry Met Sally, My Blue Heaven, and Sleepless in Seattle, you are sure to enjoy Ephron’s prose. Foodies should enjoy this novel for the stories she tells about learning to cook and the recipes included every few chapters.
I highly recommend this novel because it is the perfect instrument of revenge by a spurned wife, and I was laughing out loud at her clever writing.
I plan to add the movie version with Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep to my Netflix queue. I’ll review it here after I watch it.