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Heartburn by Nora Ephron
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Apr 07, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: love-and-other-demons, oh-how-i-laughed, truth-but-not-fact-per-se
Read from April 04 to 06, 2011

perfectly in accordance with the peanut chorus on this one. book is funny, witty, clever, heartbreaking, and mouthwatering all at once. tackles the big questions like 'how do you make love stay?' and 'what is the best way to mash potatoes?' reads easily, lightly, but has a lot of emotional depth. of course i knew ahead of time that the book is mostly autobiographical, and that made it sad even as our main character cracked jokes and spun stories out of the truly shitty turn her life took when her husband declared his love for another in her seventh month of pregnancy. does not really ask 'why are men dogs?' as much as it should, but it seems that in the early 80's, women just kind of accepted that they are and will be. i love nora ephron's writing because she writes as if speaking to an old friend, and because she's so charmingly new york (which is code for jewish, according to her- but not, in this instance, 'cutely antisemitic', the way television producers used it in regards to our main character/nora ephron.)
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