I am not a great reader of comic novels, but Ephron's hilarious, recipe-strewn, semi-autobiographical account of a heavily pregnant woman whose husband has left her for a woman with a 'neck as long as an arm' is a treat. A perfect example of Ephron's gift for turning tragedy into comedy, Heartburn is evidence that revenge is indeed a dish best served cold
Heartburn took the most miserable personal situation and made it hysterically funny, inspiring and utterly relatable to women of all ages. I became obsessed with its author and thinly disguised heroine.
I have bought more copies of this book to give to people, in a frenzy of enthusiasm, than any other...Heartburn is the perfect, bittersweet, sobbingly funny, all-too-true confessional novel. There is not a wrong word - about food, marriage, life, love, loss
[Ephron] chatters up a storm, always on the verge of wisecracking up
Heartburn is as hilarious as it is heartbreaking and as brittle (very) as it is steely (even more)
It is snortingly funny in its depiction of the death throes of a relationship. And it bursts with recipes. What more could you ask for?
Not just the funniest novel ever written about divorce, but the funniest novel ever. Only the truly talented make writing as good as this look easy